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Johnny Bling Bling
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not related to tbird, but someone here can help i'm sure. i have a series 1 3800 engine in my 92 olds. it is fwd. i'm told it has 170hp @ 4800, and 220 lbs @ 3200. how would i go anout getting more of both, or either(hp, tq), in a fwd car? i know that in my bird, i can just swap in 3.73's(in the process). thanks in advance.
 

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Going to numerically higher gears in the axle of a rear drive car does not add torque. It gets you off the line faster (multiplies the torque?). However, your vehicle still makes the same torque from the engine.

I know you can change the final drive on a FWD car (seen it on an Integra R), but I do not remember the way it was done (gear ratios IN the tranny, or something else). I will see if I can find it ...

However, if you want more torque, just get a turbocharger installed and all will be well. ;)
 

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Gears DO increase torque, they DON'T increase power.

Gears in a FWD are more expensive because the transmission and diff are in the same case.
 
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