After searching through several posts reguarding the rear gear ratios I'm a little confused as to what rear end gear I should use. The vital info follows:
zz502 (5800 redline)
Turbo 400 trans (I believe 3rd gear is 1:1)
2800rpm stall converter
275/35 R18 tires (these are 25.57" diameter)
Tread width: 10.8"
I will drive this car on sunny weekends and at the drag strip on occasion.
So the zz502 puts out a lot of torque...
Would this suggest a lower gear like 3.08? I currently own two gears, 3.08 and 3.90. If I install the 3.90 then I'm looking at 3587 rpm @ 70mph (seems high) and will red-line at 113mph (based on my understanding the T400 is 1:1 in 3rd gear).
That 3.90 gear is too tall right?
What gear would you run?