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Discussion in 'Power-Adders' started by turbosha, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. turbosha

    turbosha stirring the pot since'74 Established Member

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    ive pretty much made my mind up for the Paxton 2200 kit.
    now my question is :
    do I keep my 3.31 with my manual 6 speed?.
    I here a lot of talk of 4.10's and centrifugal sc's.
    I will be making 600-625 rear wheel hp. im thinking the pull will be more with the 3.31's but the rpms will come up faster with the 3.73-4.10's
     
  2. manolith

    manolith I Wanna go fast. Established Member

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    If you want to drag the car keep the 3.31. If you want to have a lot of fun on the street go with 4.10.
     
  3. Fastnature

    Fastnature New Member Established Member

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    I have seen several places that say leave the 315 or 331 gears in if going FI
     
  4. kaane

    kaane New Member Established Member

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    I had 3.73's and a Paxton and it was useless on the street. No traction in first second and third. I switched to 3.31's and now it's perfect. First is still useless, 2nd still spins a bit and i can hook up in 3rd. I am running 285 R compound tires. Putting down 620whp.
     
  5. turbosha

    turbosha stirring the pot since'74 Established Member

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    thanks for the responses.
    I think I will keep my 3.31's. saving mo' money.yah..
     
  6. pohnjarker

    pohnjarker New Member Established Member

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    im putting down 618 with my paxton and 3.31 gears. i have 315 NT05s on the back and 1st and 2nd will spin easily. i went down from 3.73s because i figured they would be worthless, plus i want to track mine when i get home.
     
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  7. bam2012@TBR

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    I had 3.73's before my Paxton and loved them on the street. I installed the paxton and they were still fun out of boost and fun from 3rd and up but like was already said 1st and 2nd was over so quick you get into boost and you need to shift, I could start in 2nd and still break loose. I have 3.31's now and I do miss the 3.73's when I'm not in boost, but hit the gas and I forget all about them. 3.31's make roll runs more fun too, 2nd gear 50 rolls are a lot of fun.
     
  8. apex32

    apex32 5.slow Established Member

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    I am going to stick with my 3.73s once I get the paxton on and then maybe drop down after traction is really an issue
     
  9. 5PNTSLW

    5PNTSLW Back on the Saddle Established Member

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    Stuck with my 3.73's after my vortech, just went with a taller tire and can hook 2nd gear no problem. 1st is still hit or miss depending on temp
     

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