Should I Change From 3.55's To 3.31's [Archive] - Chevelle Tech

: Should I Change From 3.55's To 3.31's


Steve Johnson
Jun 10th, 03, 2:33 PM
It is being suggested that I switch the gearing on my 70 with 454 LS6 to 3.31's. Will this be worth the cost and effort to make this change.

Georgia69
Jun 10th, 03, 3:17 PM
Well, let's see, 3.31/3.55 = 93.24%

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve, but the reduction in RPM for highway driving would only be 7%, probably only about 200RPM, and the performance differntial would be negligible.

Midnight Marauder
Jun 10th, 03, 3:33 PM
Where are you going to get the 3.31's? Just curious as I have not seen them available anywhere other than used on Ebay.

Steve Johnson
Jun 10th, 03, 4:49 PM
Thanks Mike, that's kind of what I felt. Your ratio shows that the reduction in rpm is neglible.

mr 4 speed
Jun 12th, 03, 10:07 AM
IMHO,I wouldn't bother to change from 3.55's to 3.31's

Bob Johnson
Jun 12th, 03, 11:04 AM
You can get that much change with a larger tire.
3.31 is hard to find, It's 3.08 or 3.42 new.
JMOP Bob J.