Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ft Worth, Tx USA
If you want run slicks when you go to the strip go with 4:56 gears,street ability limited.
If you want to use a little more on the street and feather it out of the hole with street tires at the strip go with 4:11's,a little more streetable.
To be even more streetable go with 3:73's and by the way with 4000 stall and a big block you will have enough torque to still launch well at the strip.
If you want the best of both worlds go with a well built 700R4, 3:55 gears and a 22/2500 stall.
700R4 Low gear = 3:06x3:55=10:86 Low
700R4 4/TH,O.D.= 28 %x3:55=2:56 Final
Glide 1:68 Low x 3:55=5:96 Low
Glide 1:1 High x 3:55=3:55, With a slipping TQ converter unless you are turning over 4000. If the RPM is less than 4000 at high way speed there is a lot of heat created in your trans,and this is the # 1 enemy to any trans.
Here is my opinion,the glide is good for all out drag racing with electronics,and trans brake.Also big slicks,4:56 or 5:13 gears and put her on the trailer to go home.
I feel that 4000 stall is to much for the street.
The 700R4 has a good low gear for 3:55's and the B.B.engine. The up side here is you can run even lower gears,but it will most likely slow your car down because of tire spin,and with the 3:55's it will turn about 1800 @ 70 MPH.
Sorry this is so long,but I could go on. If this don't help let me know.