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the C6 has a 3.45 gear, a higher number gear will not change your top end, but instead of doing it in 5th, it will be 6th.
 

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dealernut said:
A 3.91 is the gear in the c6 right? That would make us guicker off the line, but slower topend right?
A 3.91 may keep us in our powerband throughtout the pass. The ultimate setup is to go thru the beams at our shift point or close to it. For example my Stang peaked out at 7200 rpm's. I went thru the traps at 7300 rpm's with a 4.86 gear. Apples and oranges I know but principal is same with every car.
 

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johnebgoode said:
A 3.91 may keep us in our powerband throughtout the pass. The ultimate setup is to go thru the beams at our shift point or close to it. For example my Stang peaked out at 7200 rpm's. I went thru the traps at 7300 rpm's with a 4.86 gear. Apples and oranges I know but principal is same with every car.
Ah. Gotcha. Cool. in the last two days I think I have finally figured out what we have
 

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big_mike said:
the C6 has a 3.45 gear, a higher number gear will not change your top end, but instead of doing it in 5th, it will be 6th.
Of course it will change your top end.Your not hitting your top end if your in 5th top end is 6th gaer pinned wide open as fast as the car will go.Yes you will be doing a different speed in the same gear but your top end still drops cause you wont be able to go as fast in 6th. :cheers
 
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