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Old 09-12-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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help chosing gears?

i need help chossing gears for my 1997 camaro z28 lt1 6 speed.
i was thinking of 3.73 gears? any suggestions?

also im having hard time finding the right gears that would fit my car if anyone knoes the specifications of the gears im running stock as of now.
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Recent discussion of 3.73:1 vs. 4.11:1 with the 6-speed manual:

https://www.camaroz28.com/forums/dri...-w-t56-885936/

I would personally recommend the 4.11's.

All 1994-2002 4th Gen F-Bodies with the T56 6-speed manual trans left the factory w/ 3.42:1 rear axle ratio. You can confirm this by looking for the RPO code GU6 on the service parts code tag in the glove box or on the end of the driver's door. Here's more info about your trans and the gears:

4_3

The rear axle assembly is a GM 7.625" 10-bolt. You will need the gear set, install kit, gear lube and GM limited slip differential additive. Self install not recommended unless you have the required tools like a magnetic dial indicator, pinion depth checker, and inch-pound torque wrench.
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Thank you.
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had a head cam 96 ws6 6 speed loved 410s!
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Nice ride,i just got the 4:10 gears in my 94 lt1 m6,and they are awesome
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You'll also need to have your pcm reprogrammed for whatever gear set you install and I would also vote 4.10's or 4.30's with a m6.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:30 PM   #7
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i dont have the rpo codes to see if i have a 2 series or 3 series gears .. anyone know with gears ill have 97 lt1 6speed t56?
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Nice ride,i just got the 4:10 gears in my 94 lt1 m6,and they are awesome
what does m6 mean? thanks
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i dont have the rpo codes to see if i have a 2 series or 3 series gears .. anyone know with gears ill have 97 lt1 6speed t56?
Thought that was clear in the earlier post. 3-series carrier.

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....... All 1994-2002 4th Gen F-Bodies with the T56 6-speed manual trans left the factory w/ 3.42:1 rear axle ratio. You can confirm this by looking for the RPO code GU6 on the service parts code tag in the glove box or on the end of the driver's door......
That assumes a previous owner did not already change the gear ratio.

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what does m6 mean? thanks
M6 = Manual 6-speed transmission = T56 made by Borg Warner and later Tremec. = the transmission in your car.
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i dont have the rpo codes to see if i have a 2 series or 3 series gears .. anyone know with gears ill have 97 lt1 6speed t56?
so what gears did u end up getting?
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