Originally Posted by bdd1469
Not to cheap,to broke! Im only running 32s with 373s,power around town and off road is fine but theres nuthin left for passn on the high way at 70-75. Im not sure gears would help much because down shifting to 4th puts it otta the power curve. I was savin for gears but now im building a stroker first,should help push my brick down the highway.i guess im to used to my other daily driver,400 hp 12 sec camaro.its fun on the high way.
3.73 is too tall a gear. thats the whole problem. 32's and 4.10 would be much better. 3.73 is great with 30 inch tires, after that your s.o.l.
you wont need to downshift anymore if geared properly.
you would run 2648 rpm at 70 with 4.56's
you would run 2381 rpm at 70 with 4.10's
you currently run 2160 rpm at 70 with 3.73's
your not building enough power at 2150 rpms to push your brick.
at near 2400 you have considerably more power. your mpg will be much better also.
if you ever plan on 33's 4.56 is the way to go. otherwise go 4.10 and stick with 32's. your gearing will suck with a stroker too. your just geared wrong. its simple math. it never changes.