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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2006, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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well i was reading i have a question about my 5spd swap. well i read that the 5spds came with 2.73's right? well if i leave the stock gears there then i will have a 5 in front of 3.27's what kinda probs will i have there?

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It will be comparable gearing to running an automatic with 3.73s. You'll turn higher revs on the highway, and you'll have more off the line acceleration, and first gear will be very quick, but it won't cause any problems as long as you use the correct speedo gear.

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My dads GT came w/ a t-45 and 3.27's. Not a problem at all

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If you are running a T5, then there is no change in gearing from an automatic. My comment was for if you are using an M5R2, which is the trans that came in SCs which had 2.73s.

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Alright mike thanks. give me alittle more info and helps alot.

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