I've been seriously looking into doing the 3.89 SE Final Drive Gear Swap in my 3.2L 2001 Intrepid ES [which has the typical 3.66 Final Drive Gears, for those not familiar with this swap].
However, in my couple of hours spent with the "Search" button as my best friend [ :P ], I came across an interesting post/thread. rman300m was stating how he was _hoping_ to attempt to make some custom gears, basically the same as the Prowler Pro's 4.11 gears. To avoid any repetitious details, let me sum it up by saying "He ran into some complications, but seemed hopeful in attempting something." [Read the thread and you'll understand].
The thread can be found at:
Most notably read post #65, where he posts an e-mail that Tony from Prowler sent him.
Being involved in the motorsports/speed shop industry, I have an idea what's involved in making something like that - a LOT. So, I'm definitely not EXPECTING anything to have come of this [no offense at all to the person attempting it]. Nonetheless, I'd be stupid to not at least look into it before buying some 3.89 gears.
While I'm at it, is there any OTHER developments I've overlooked in regards to AFFORDABLE 4.11 gears? There is a good chance that I'll be selling my intrepid in a couple of months, so I don't want to sink very much more into it right now. I could afford some 3.89 gears, although would MUCH prefer the 4.11 gears, and would be willing to pay some more for them. FYI My Intrepid is already lightly modded, so I'm making a bit more HP then stock, but I think what's killing it's 1/8 and 1/4 times are the high gear ratios, most notably how poorly it comes out of the hole. I'm hoping this will "fill in the gap", rounding out my mods.
Also, assuming there's no new info and I go ahead with the 3.89 gears, is there anything significant I should note or be aware of, i.e. during the install? [I have read a few of the install guides here on the forums, so I have a pretty good idea what's involved].
Thanks in advance for any notes and/or help!