Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Re: Question about selecting gear ratio
The higher numerically you go the less torque multiplication you'll get from the torque converter.. This is where a lot of people screw up on street builds... Keep the 3:08 and change cams to something with more dig, more off idle torque. Make sure you specify "off idle torque", when looking.. There's a guy that makes cams on here that was going to make one for my 454 with tremendous low end torque..
The standard rear end differential also makes for a smoother driving and turning car... Both back wheels propel the car with this rear end its just that once one side starts spinning the power flows to that wheel.. If you learn to control rear wheel spin and install adjustable rear control arms with Delrin bushings, this makes the standard rear end the best choice..
Last edited by hydro462; May 23rd, 20 at 9:26 AM.