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Best Gear Ratio??????????????

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I have a small block 500hp, turbo 350 trans, 2500 stall converter, ford 9", 26" tall rear tires and a 4:30 ratio. It is spinnin' too many rpm crusin.

What gears do you think I should use? I am thinking about a 3:73 to be able to cruise and still drag race??????????? Thanks
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I'm using 3.73's and the car has seen plenty of highway miles. I'd prefer to run 3.55 gears probably and give up a tenth or so in ET but the 3.73 is the smallest # gear you can get for a 12-bolt with a spool.

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