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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Have a lot of questions for yall
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 05:51 AM
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Welcome to the forum, we will try to answer those questions for you. In the meantime, here are some lt1 info sources. shbox.com has a treasure trove of good lt1 info.
In the 4th gen section, in the sticky threads, lies the 4th gen parts books for download. In the regular threads of the 4th gen section lie the 94, 96, 98, & 00 service manuals for members to download. The link there will also get 99-02 wiring diagrams, and 82-02 exploded views for firebird.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. And one questing is how hard hard is it to change gears in the rear end and what is a good set to put in for street racing and being my daily. Driver
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The actual changing of the gears is not hard, but to do the job so the gears will last requires a dial indicator setup to get the clearances correct, and the knowledge to make the changes needed.

What ratio I would recommend depends on if car is m6 or auto. If m6 I would go with 3.73 gears as trans has overdrive ratios to help get decent gas mileage. If auto I would go with 3.42 as overdrive ratio in 4l60e is not as deep as the m6. If you don't care about gas mileage go for the 3.73 ratio.
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How do I dial indicate the rear end
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The dial indicator is a tool that measures distances. It is set up will other accessories that hold the dial indicator in the correct spot to measure distances between parts, or measure back lash between gears.

I suggest doing a google search for step by step rear end setup. There are write ups and video's out there to help you. Also the 4th gen section has 94, 96, 98, & 00 f-body service manuals that you can read to get the procedure.

After that you can decide if you think you can handle the job, then go out and buy or borrow the equipment needed to do the measurements. Autozone and Advance auto parts lend tools, but I don't know if they have rear gear change tools.
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