Best gears for street?

Discussion in 'Transmission & Driveline Topics' started by ratpatrol71z28, May 11, 2013.

  1. chevy-stu

    chevy-stu Veteran Member

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    I just had 3.42 gear fitted, but I do alot of high speeds, have overdrive and don't think I could live with anything more..
    The acceleration and gearing is about right for me...

    If you're doing any kind of distance I think anything more than 3.73 will be tiring and expensive on fuel too.
     
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    cmonson Veteran Member Gold Member

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    What kind of rpm is your engine built for?
     
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    I hear ya man..
    a 9", .390's, tunnel ram, solid roller cam and BIG brodix heads with twin 660's and a ST10...
    but it sure is a lot of fun when you stomp on it...lol:crazy:
     
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    i remember the fun times in my 68 bbc camaro with 4.56 gear and a M22 4spd , it came out of the hole F'n hard !!
     
  5. ratpatrol71z28

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    My Camaro is just auto, the new engine should have around 330-350 HP nothing crazy...
     
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    I thought the 3.27 in my old t/a with 255/60/15s and a th350 was very steetable
     
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    2X............;)
     
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    I am running 4.11 9" Ford with 30 inch tall tires. Car is an animal and I need to take some gear out. Maybe a 3.50 set.
     
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    I'm thinking 373 ? .... too low?
     
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    Chevy engineers thought the Z should have a 373 and made 410 a factory option.
     

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