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I'm looking into gears so I wanted to know if anyone had any info on labor?
Also, what kind of E.T.s and MPH did you pick up?

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I rode in the Lingenfelter GTO with 3.91 gears,second gear comes up real quick!
I suggest you contact Jeff at Lingenfelter.com. He can give you all the details!
 

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Good mod. Will definitely be able to tell a difference by the seat of the pants driving. Had mine put in by a professional rear end shop. Ordered the gears from Oz and had them put in locally. Be sure to put the same type of GM lubricant as what was originally in the car, or at least that is what was recommended by the shop. I wanted to put shock resistant oil with the friction modifier in it but they didn't suggest I do that. Be sure to get a new set of cv joint to coupler bolts and also get new bearings for the pinion shaft. All in all, a bit over $400 for the install, lube, and bearings. It was more for the labor and installation than it was for the gears, so don't let the dealers sell you gears higher than this!
 

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Mine go in next week. I expect at least a 0.5 gain on my ETs. Of course, mine's an A4 so it'll drive a little different.

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Good mod. Will definitely be able to tell a difference by the seat of the pants driving. Had mine put in by a professional rear end shop. Ordered the gears from Oz and had them put in locally. Be sure to put the same type of GM lubricant as what was originally in the car, or at least that is what was recommended by the shop. I wanted to put shock resistant oil with the friction modifier in it but they didn't suggest I do that. Be sure to get a new set of cv joint to coupler bolts and also get new bearings for the pinion shaft. All in all, a bit over $400 for the install, lube, and bearings. It was more for the labor and installation than it was for the gears, so don't let the dealers sell you gears higher than this!
How much did everyhing cost you when you were done? Parts and labor.
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Mine go in next week. I expect at least a 0.5 gain on my ETs. Of course, mine's an A4 so it'll drive a little different.

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What's MDMC chargin you padre? Parts and labor.
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we are putting them in our A4 soon we paid roughly 600 for parts with freight from australia and we plan to do it ourselves so ti won't cost much...I agree I expect a half second in ET is reasonable if all goes as planned
 

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Got Mine yesterday, Gears and install kit was 665.00 with shipping.
Labor time plan on paying for four hours or so, took me about 2.5 to actually do it...
As far as how it feels, i really like it, made my cam drivability better, it acts like a 3.90 more than my 3.73 car and not as much as the 4.10
3.9 best gear for this car IMO
 

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I am interested in doing this also, where can i get all the parts from at a good price? Should i do it my self, dont know much about cars, but i have access to a lift and all the tools ever needed, and my dad knows alot about cars and would help. Or should i have my dealer do it? Any advice would be helpfull.
 

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3.9 best gear for this car IMO
Glad to hear that - I was going to go 3.73's but a set of 3.91's happened to arrive so I said what the heck. :) Price I paid for parts is about the same.

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I am interested in doing this also, where can i get all the parts from at a good price? Should i do it my self, dont know much about cars, but i have access to a lift and all the tools ever needed, and my dad knows alot about cars and would help. Or should i have my dealer do it? Any advice would be helpfull.
Definitely have someone who knows what they're doing for the install. If done wrong, you'll get whining of gears or worse.

Doug: I'm getting mine through MDMC - I'm sure there are plenty of other tuners who can get 'em.

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You can actually recal the speedo in the Goat with a Tech II and no external software hehe
 

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I got my gears when I got my brakes from Oz. The difference between the cost of the brakes and the gears with shipping turned out to be about $700. Of this, $350 was for shipping. I recalibrated the speedo with the predator programmer. All said and done, I think everything wound up being around $750 total.
 

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You can actually recal the speedo in the Goat with a Tech II and no external software hehe

OK... Pardon the "engine guy's" dumb question but what's "TechII"???

Man I need to get out of the shop more... :D

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EDC said:

OK... Pardon the "engine guy's" dumb question but what's "TechII"???

Man I need to get out of the shop more... :D

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Tech II is the code reader/programmer used by GM for every OBD2 car since '96. You can read realtime engine date, record it for future playback, and use it for the speedo cal. mentioned above. Nice toy to have access to.
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the better option is to change it with edit or other tuning product

with the tech2 they only really change the ppk setting dont they ?
 

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Yup PPM/PPK but if you've got a Six Speed it doesnt matter too horribly much :) I know there is a VCI calibration for gear changes as well..
 
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