Rear End Gears
I notice there's been much discussion of Cold Air Induction and Forced Induction on this site. Has anyone checked out quicker rear end gears? Is there anything available? Can the OBDII , DIC, etc be recalibrated for different gears?
It seems that the GTO's power to weight ratio is better than some other cars that end up doing better in the car rags (Mustang, STS-V, 300C SRT8). One thing I noticed was that the GTO has a slower rear end and final drive ratio than many of the cars it's compared to in the car rags. This may be why it doesn't seem as quick as it should with 400HP.
I'd trade some top end speed that I'll never use for a little more quickness. Of course this will put more strain on traction (tires) and likely impact fuel economy. On the other hand, in stock form, 6th gear isn't really usable below 75MPH without lugging the engine. Another 500RPM might make 6th more usable.
Last edited by Wing_Nut; 04-23-2005 at 10:12 PM.