Gear Drives

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  1. Mhackett

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    Is there a gear drive that will fit the 200ci?
     
  2. MaverickDan

    MaverickDan I wanna go fast!!!

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    To my knowledge no. Why would you want one anyway they make a lot of noise.
     
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    Exactly that reason
     
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    i have one....HATE IT..double roller next winter when i rip the motor out...do what you want, but i highly suggest not getting one.

    i thought it was cool at one point too..till i drove it for 20mins.
     
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    How bad is the noise? I heard they were noisy, but, do they drown everything else out? I've also heard that they are very durable
     
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    Honestly it's pretty bad of a sound. It's a constant whine.. Between that and exhaust drone some days I want to shoot myself... Once the gear drive is gone ill love life again, bit not untill next winter.
     
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    They do make "quiet" versions, but I think any benefits you get are outweighed by the constant whine. Unless you want everyone to think you have a supercharger. I'd go with a quality timing chain.
     
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    In my opinion they are as obnoxious as fart cans...

    A guy I know bought a big block Chevelle that had one because it sounded cool, within a few weeks he was looking for someone to change it to a chain...
     
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    I bought a gear drive for the 351W I am building...I have decided not to even use it! They wear the valve train quicker, hence why mine is sitting brand new in the box still!
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the input all.
     
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    maverick75 Gotta Love Mavs!

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    IIRC the big block 6s had gear drives from the factory, which aren't interchangeable with the small sixes.
     
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    They sound terrible, but it's your car and your prerogative.
     
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    Actually they have gear driven timing which requires a cam that's ground "backwards" compaired to a chain driven cam... The gear drives use a idler(s) between the lower and upper gears that keeps cam rotation CW vs CCW of the big sixes...
     
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    I believe the 427 SOHC motors were gear driven.
     
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    ever since the first time I ever heard a gear drive car as a kid I SWORE I would NEVER put one in my car. they sound like your running over a cat all day

    but its up to you
     

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