Re: camaro 89 best rear gear ratio
I had an 84 Z28 with a 5 speed. When I blew the 3.73 rear I put a 3.42 in it and couldn't tell much of difference. Even with the HO 305 (G) and a manual trans it was a serious slug. Yours is an RS without the HO if I'm not mistaken. Not that it makes much difference at, what was mine? 190 hp? If you put higher gears in it you'll feel like you're driving a Yugo.
There's a big misconception about tall gears and gas mileage in a lot of cases. Especially older cars. If you don't have enough power your engine is doing twice the work and using more gas.
'69 SS396 X66 L34 08D M21 BS
460ci Gen VI 9.75:1
241/249 @ .050" .625/.625 110 LSA
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