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ZQ8 2001
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any of you V6 - 5 speed drivers switch the stock 3.08 to the 3.73? ive got the G80 factory lim. slip and i want a lower gear. what is everyone's thoughts on this? how did it affect acceleration, gas mileage, 1/4 mile times? Thanks for all replies.
 

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General L33
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have 3.73 w/ zexel.

0-60 no traction, 7.35 secs.
don't know 1/4.. yet.
mileage varies, think I have other issues, but runs from high 17 to low 19.

I live out in the country, lots of hills and curves, and stop and go traffic, so your's may be better depending on where you live.
 

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ok, so where is the best place to get gears. the drive line shop that is doing the install uses Precision Gears and is charging a lot for them. has anyone heard of them? i was thinking of just buying some Richmond gears and having them installed. Any ideas...
 

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save your money. I went to the junkyard and got a complete 3.73 rear out of a wrecked 89 s-10 for $125. Added zex, $100, new bearings seals, $75, and the 28 spline axles out of my truck Free. Got complete setup for $300. That's probably what they're askin for just the gears.

Also, I have the complete rear, so if I ever wanted to switch back to my factory gears, it's 8 nuts and bleed the brakes.
 
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