FWIW I'm starting with a normally aspirated 302, and chose to use a 3 link 8.8 with 3.55s. For me, "Best" was cheap, decent handling, good "scoot", less to worry about in the build. The FFR sale made going with 3 link an easy choice when I bought the kit.
Don't over think your build. Stay with the 8.8 mustang rear and use the gear ratio of choice. This will be more then strong enough for your stock or moded 302. The cars were designed to use mustang parts. Once you change from the original design cost and effort go up.
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