When I had my 1998 GT convertible (5-speed), one of the most noticeable things I did to "wake it up" was to have 3.73's installed. I also had CAI, FM exhaust and a SCT programmer. It was quite different at that point than stock. I now have an automatic in my 06 GT vert and I am wondering if changing gears would make a similar type of experience. I just did CAI and SCT XCAL II and it is awesome. I am just wondering if gearing would also make a huge difference. Any thoughts here?