It looks like half of you guys are saying close ratio and the other half suggest the wide ratio. Where I live, I live in California. Traffic in every direction.
Click on the gear calculator I posted, input the first set of gears, tire size, rear gear, print it, then input the other set. Look @ the rpms you'd be at for different scenarios of your driving in your area, then make a decision. You know your engine? Know where it makes power / happy place? Study the different scenarios, then you can make a decision.
I've almost got 10k miles on this setup and only time I thought I'd like a different gear ratio was at the track because I was topping out 3rd gear before the traps in the 1/8, but that would be a tire size or rear gear change. I really do like the gear setup in this trans, as I said earlier, it leaves a lot of options. I can start in 2, go to 4, then 6 if I'm tired of shifting. My usual shift pattern is 1, 3, 4, 6. My 6.0 can hold 6th gear from 40mph+ (flat streets) without lugging.
I've driven in parades, long distance hauls, city, country, mountains, never once thought of different gear ratios. I just drove 3 hr round trip Tuesday night to look at some rims, stayed around 80mph on the highway with the cruise control set, loved it.
Here's my ratios if you'd like to compare to yours. I like the option of starting out in first or second, w/ the close ratio you don't have that option. I started out in 3rd one time because I let my daughter shift without my help, car made it, but wasn't happy.:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Rev
2.97:1 2.07:1 1.43:1 1.00:1 0.84:1 0.56:1 2.90:1
wide ratio, 2.97, 2.10, 1.46, 1:1, .74, .50
Close ratio 2.66, 1.78, 1.30, 1:1, .80, .63