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Mr_Nice_Guy

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Rear End Gears
« on: February 04, 2010, 10:03:17 PM »
Wanna know what kinda gears should i get?I still want ok gas mileage and not to short of gears.

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 11:11:00 PM »
It all depends on what your application is.  Do you want a street/strip car, or do you want a light to light screamer?  The 3:78's are the best for all-around gears if it is going to be a town car.  4:11's are for the strip and kick ass from light to light. 

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 08:02:30 AM »
I want street and strip.Shorter gears than stock but still want reasonable gas mileage

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 02:47:42 PM »
Then stay below the 400 gears. 

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 10:57:38 PM »
I think i'm going to go with the 3.73's

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 12:22:20 AM »
You guys are in another world.  My car only runs on 92 octane but I can get 18mpg out of my 3.0 9 inch with ported 351CJ open heads.   Keep your foot out of it.   I LOVE the 3.50 gears for my 73 to kick the Z28 pawn's cause they cannot finish... Eat'm up..  Hey I run open rear and still kick'm.   Run 11.2:1 compression and 92 octane in a 351CJ with open heads, 4 speed top loader....  Need I say more.

Eat up the Chevy's.

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 12:23:52 AM »
I forgot.  I have both rears'... .300 hwy and 3.5 go get-m

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Re: Rear End Gears
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2010, 03:18:34 PM »
Yeah, for the highway, you can add an AOD tranny and get much better mileage than with a standard  C-4 or 4 speed transmission, but it costs to make the conversion.  I just wonder how long it would take to pay for a new overdrive transmission just to save a few bucks on gas prices?  I agree that the 350 gears are kick ass gears, but the 373's will give that added punch from light to light and on the strip, which is what he wants. 

 

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