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Old 02-13-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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My dad brought me these from Miami on Sunday.
A 3.29 gear differential..
& I have to say thanks to Agrazela for all the help.
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kool congrats bro
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You'll like the 3.29 gearing, I know I do.
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Nice :P

When does it go in, and what is your stock gearing?
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If I recall, he told me had 2.86 now...should be quite a difference.
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If I recall, he told me had 2.86 now...should be quite a difference.
If it was stock, the SLE had 3.05'*, so he wasn't too poorly geared, yes, the 3.29'* will definitely awaken that lug.
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Sergio Garcia! You've been a member since 2005 and we never figured out it was you! Learn to putt and you might win a Major!
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Sergio Garcia, funny!
Ok, so to all you trans gourus. what else other that a shift kit sould I upgrade in my transmision now that is getting worked on.
Eventually I would like to go turbo, but thats just a thought for now.
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Depends how deep into the transaxle you're willing to go.

For now, while n/a, and assuming you don't want to drop the trans or open the case and you have no transaxle mechanical issues otherwise, the 3.29 diff, a shift kit, and an auxilliary trans cooler are about all you can do or need to do.

If you are willing to drop the trans, maybe a higher stall torque converter...but that'* only worth considering IMO if you are planning on a cam.

If you do go turbo in future, I would recommend going to a -HD differential and output shaft, among other things. (And these "other things" would require the tranny be dropped out and opened up).
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If you're going turbo, you might as well upgrade your torque converter and your input shaft while you're at it... A 300m input shaft is about 400 bucks, I think, and while that may seem like a lot, it'* certainly good insurance once you're running >300 hp...
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