Mike,Originally posted by Mcathcart:
I vote with what FFR says... 3.55 for a stock engine... Since you have at least 100 more HP, don't do the 3.55 (or 3.73's) First gear is not useable on WOT starts. I have heads, E-303, 1.6 roller rockers, #24 inj, 65mm tb and 73 mm Mass. Tire size will affect what happens too. I have 275/50-15's that are almost 12" wide and I have spun them shifting to third (yes, it will scare the crap out of you). I like my 3.27's. At highway speeds they're just right.
FFR 2335 and 3917 SB
If you have the money..... I maintain that a 327 rear with a t-5 with the .8 OD is the perfect setup for our cars...Originally posted by 93stang:
With my set-up, I think I'm leaning toward the 3.27 gear set from what I've read so far.
I maintain that a 327 rear with a t-5 with the .8 OD is the perfect setup for our cars...Originally posted by CobraEarl:
If you have no intention of opentracking the car... a 355 is probably the best all around street rear gear. I totally agree.Originally posted by B+L FFR 1686:
I have the 3:55 gears. I can't comment on CobraEarl's assessment of the triple digit factor,
I personally would not run anything lower like 327, unless alot of your driving was going to be on the circle track. For all around street performance you can't go wrong with the 3:55's! Even though a 427 stroker will eventually be replacing the present setup, I still plan to use the 3:55's...