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Author Topic:   1/2 mile gear ratio
boy_duke30
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted September 17, 2002 02:56 PM
What do you suggest for a final ratio for the rear end at a 1/2 mile track? We currently have a 350 GM Tranny and 2.73 with a little more powerful than stock,wink wink, Chevy 400. I like to run it in 2nd and I am looking to run between 5500-6000 RPMs. If anyone can give me some suggestions as to the best final ratio it would be appreciated. With the ratio I have now I am leaving a lot on the table and would like to maximize my potential.
Brad

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BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 285
posted September 17, 2002 06:39 PM UIN: 40696038
if you use 3.73 gears you will do fine if you run that turbo 350 in 2nd

ray14
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted September 18, 2002 09:45 PM
373 or a 342 gear will be about as much gear u want with that tranny and dont forget about tire size thats a big part of it alot of people over looks

kj
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted October 25, 2002 09:19 PM
If you play with gears a bit you can run
1st gear in a turbo 350 with 256s in the rear. It has enough to get off the corners & it doesn't tack out to soon.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted October 26, 2002 12:25 AM UIN: 54865418
what are you running for a tire roll and what is the track like i run a 3.23 wirh 81 in tires on a small 1/2 it's a half on the outside turn 5500 i'm assuming your tires are around 83-84 so i would suggest going with the 3.73 that should put you up around your 6000 mark

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