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so i was thinking about how to get power of out of the n/a, this isnt exactly power, but its acceleration. anyway we cold possible change the gearing in the diff with like an sti diff? and if so, how would that affect the car since the front diff is the trans?
 

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According to a canadian website, here's the scoop:

http://www.wheels.ca/

The way gearing works is that the higher the number, the shorter the gears. More info on how gearing works: http://www.kitcarusa.com/kb.php?aid=91


2.5i gearing:

First Gear Ratio :)1) 3.45
Second Gear Ratio :)1) 2.06
Third Gear Ratio :)1) 1.45
Fourth Gear Rato :)1) 1.09
Fifth Gear Ratio :)1) 0.78
Reverse Ratio :)1) 3.33
Final Drive Axle Ratio :)1) 3.90

STI Gearing

First Gear Ratio :)1) 3.64
Second Gear Ratio :)1) 2.24
Third Gear Ratio :)1) 1.52
Fourth Gear Rato :)1) 1.14
Fifth Gear Ratio :)1) 0.97
Sixth Gear Ratio :)1) 0.76
Reverse Ratio :)1) 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio :)1) 3.90

I'm not a transmission expert, but from the info above, it is safe to conclude that the STI has a gearing for more acceleration, however, as far as I know, swapping the front differential is not possible because it is built into the transmission...you'd have to get a whole STI transmission.

On the surface it looks like it'd be a straight swap b/c they both have the same final drive, however, there are lots of extra things that you may need to do...

Anyone have more info on this?
 

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yeah i figured it would be the whole trans, just figured it would be nice to up the gearing a lil to get more accel out of it. although i do cruise kinda high on the highway. oh well, just a thought
 
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