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Diff Gear for VE

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by ssavage, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. ssavage

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    ive got a VE SSV 6 speed auto and in the next few weeks im getting full exhaust system with OTR and a dyno tune and want to do a shift kit and diff gears but i am unsure of what gears to get i was thinking 3.7s.....does this sound right? (the car is a daily driver)
     
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    3.7's are from a clubsport ... maybe a little too low gearing for an every day driver with an auto. You'd be better going for a set of 3.45's from a manual SS.

    Cheapest way is to purchase a new crown wheel and pinion for $600 rather than double the price for a complete centre.

    Cheapest I've seen is here: VE 3.45 CROWN WHEEL & PINION GEAR SETS
     
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    Depends on your daily drive, but I have 3.7's on my daily driver and it is fine.
     
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    I had 3.7's in the Calais (6spd auto) and first was very short but on the flip side it was very quick off the mark.

    I have since changed it back to the standard (2.92) due to getting rid of the car shortly but if I were to do it all over again I would have gone 3.45's which seems to be the nice sweet spot for them as already suggested.
     
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    Hey guys I know this is a bit of an old thread but is 2.92 standard gears in ssv auto and is 3.45 from ss manual and good match with auto.
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    You'll have a 2.92 in there. I've got a 3.27 which i personally think is perfect for the autos but 3.45 is the more popular choice. Get a complete diff, makes it easy for the swap. You can do it yourself in a couple of hours.
     
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    Cheers, I know of a complete diff from ss manual ute for sale only done 1300km so will give that a go.
     
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    A couple of hours? I recall someone saying changing the diff in a VE was a massive pain as you needed to drop all the rear suspension, now this is just all here say hence why I didn't bother with it and just got it done by someone else.
     
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    hey guys, got a question.. ive got a 2010 ve ssv manual.. my diff ratio is a 3.45 right?? if so is there much "noticeable" gain going to a 3.7?? thanks.
     
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    Nah, it was quite an easy job really, just a matter of dropping the arms off the rotors and pulling the drive shafts out, then you just need to get a wheel alignment once you're done.

    My brother went from 3.45 to 3.7 and was rapt with the results.
     
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    I have a VE SSV A6, can I simply throw a 3.7 crown and pinion from a manual HSV into it? seems to easy?!
     
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    i got a quote today to install only 3.70 diff gears $ 950
    thats with me supplying the gears
    the $950 is for labour and rebuild kit
    im better off buying a new diff from holmart for $1750
     
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    Yeh i agreee for $1750 you might as well get a new one aye at least u will have your old one as a spare aswell
     
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    Keep an eye out on eBay,i got a set of second hand 3.7's (40,000 od k's out of a Maloo) for $400 to my door.It cost me about $600 to get them fitted,I have since had a detroit locker fitted as the limited slip diffs in the VE's are **** and don't last too long after a few good skids.
     
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    Approx how much for the Detroit locker fitted?
     
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    My 4.11 are getting installed today with a trutrac, so my 3.45 will be for sale soon
     
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    It was $2,300 fitted
     
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