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Old 1st December 2009, 16:29   #1
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hey have any of you guys played with your gear ratios??
ive heard of a lot of suzukis and honda being done but any germans or americans??
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Old 1st December 2009, 17:50   #2
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Changing gear ratios takes a bit of calculations as you need to make sure you get the shortness and closeness of the ratios right for that particular engine.

Most enthusiasts just plonk in a short ratio final drive which makes the gears shorter but not closer. Even so, i've driven some cars with short FDs and the diff in acc is amazing.

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ok now the big question... have you seen anyone do it on optras or aveos?
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For chevrolets:
Two options for you:
1. Scout for gear ratios abroad (where the car was sold and raced) and get them.
2. Get Straight cut gears custom-made to specified ratios for a whole lot of $$$$ (read lakhs).

I don't think you'll go for option #2
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hmmmm i dont think id go for that option either..i could really use help on this front.
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Changing gear ratios takes a bit of calculations as you need to make sure you get the shortness and closeness of the ratios right for that particular engine.

Most enthusiasts just plonk in a short ratio final drive which makes the gears shorter but not closer. Even so, i've driven some cars with short FDs and the diff in acc is amazing.

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my cars a 1.4 aveo its a 93.5 bhp stock.
i have an FFE,a filter,plugs cables and all that jazz..the engines pretty smooth and responsive.
its just the gear ratio thats a pain and ofcourse the weight.
im going to be running in the 1150-1450 catagory hence the need.

OFF Topic: its going for a port job next week with a TB enlargement. anything else you can think of? ecm yes and...

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@wildchid- What do you want to do with the ratios? Do you find them very tall for your liking?
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my cars a 1.4 aveo its a 93.5 bhp stock.
i have an FFE,a filter,plugs cables and all that jazz..the engines pretty smooth and responsive.
its just the gear ratio thats a pain and ofcourse the weight.
im going to be running in the 1150-1450 catagory hence the need.
Your best bet is to source a short ratio final drive. Find out what is the stock FD ratio first and then check for upgrades online.

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@anshuman: yes,its way too tall for my liking.its comfy to drive et all but not fun!
@Shan2nu: thanks mate!

Final Drive Ratio on aveo (1.4L DOHC) is 3.944:1

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Ok so see if you can find any FDs which have a ratio of above 4.7:1, that should do the job.

The OHC VTEC comes with a 4.058:1 FD. The most desirable upgrade in our case is 4.7:1 or 4.928:1.

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i know its a very technical process..could you tell me what i need to look out for?
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You can prob try and contact some Chevy tuners in the US. Honda guys get their parts from here MFactory Competition Products - Forged Transmission Components

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the only place i can get one is from sing..the issue is that it aint tried and tested by anyone here in the country..
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Default Baleno, Esteem, Zen gear ratios

Hi All,

I've been searching the net as well as team-BHP forums for quiet a while, but couldn't find the gear ratios for Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Esteem and Zen.

I'm planning to play around with the gearing of my Esteem Mpfi, and the various forums have given me an idea that the gear sets of the above vehicles are interchangable (not sure about the baleno unit, but sure about the zen and esteem.)

So, before i hit the streets of Meerut/ Mayapuri to buy bags full of gears, i need to be sure if the possible gear ratios would be any good.

Would be grateful if anyone can share this info.
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