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yes can someone tell me what is up with gears and how much they are and what i need to look for in a catalog also is that something that is a exspensive job, will that make my car faster or what will it still be a 3 speed?????
 

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Gears give you car a mechanical advantage.
It requires less effort to move the vechicle, at the expense of higher engine RPM at a given speed.

I don't know what kind of car you have, but if its a V8 car, its more than likely a 8" rear end. Gear sets usually run around $150-200 a set. Its recommend you have a professional install them for you as you don't appear to have any experience installing them. Total cost should be around $400 depending on the shop.

You will still have a 3 speed tranny. You will notice higher rpms at freeway speed and typically a drop in fuel milage as well. Accleration will improve greatly however :)



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i have a 1972 ford mustang v8 302 3 speed aoutomatic thats a lot of cash but it will increase my tiem of getting off the line
 

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Changing gears in the rearend is one modification you will really feel in the seat of your pants..you will get off the line much quicker

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