View Full Version : Diff Ratio VS Clubby 185 motor - thoughts

07-06-2004, 12:29 PM
Hi all. New to group - Have a VS Clubsport series 2 1997.

185 motor 5 speed 70000 kms
extractors and exhaust change from liverpool exhausts.
other than that stock

Seems v sluggish in 1st and 2nd - my auto vs acclaim is quicker off the mark !!
Could be my lack of shifting experience ...
someone suggested changing the diff ratio to 3.46 ... thoughts -
I was told a place in rydalmere does it for $1000

Thanks All

07-06-2004, 03:23 PM
that is the gear i was thinking about putting in mine.

it gets a better launch and it doesnt stuff your economy up too much.

i think you would be able to find a place that will do it cheaper then that.

call around and find the best price

07-06-2004, 05:26 PM
Should be able to get it cheaper than $1000. That would usually be a new LSD and gear swap. For just the gears, should be more like $400-500.

16-07-2004, 11:47 PM
3.9s did a treat in my VR 195! problem tho! im in SA and my diff was done by BOSS Engineering.. dont kno if they have stores where u are?

215i HSV
18-07-2004, 02:28 PM
I would go the 3.7's or the 3.9's
I'm going to put one of these in mine sometime soon.

01-08-2004, 12:03 PM
pu the 3.9's in, i did culdnt imagine going any less!. $1000 is about right iincluding installation etc. $200-300 jus to get the speedo callibrated. It cost me $1500 but that was new lsd cones , shimmed aswell

01-08-2004, 03:27 PM
is that how much the job really costs?!? geez! i didnt think it would be that much? igot a great price to do the rear end on my VR and it was $650!! all up!

The gears were fine and all, but i got them cheap coz they were a little noisey at cruise speed. Sounds tough though, p***engers think i have a dog box in it. haha

08-08-2005, 05:05 AM