Stan Galat, '05 IM, 2276, Tremont, IL posted:
Regarding the gearing: go nuts (don't cheap out here). I'd never leave the stock 1-2 main-shaft, unless you plan to be racing Teby for pinks as he suggests-- otherwise, first is utterly useless. I'd go with a longer 1-2 set and keep the rest nice and tight. Stick with the .89/3.88 final drive. Al's right about the highway, but getting a "perfect" highway gear is really, really hard. I had a .82/3.88 with a 2110-- you won't like it. The .89/3.44 is not perfect, but it's close enough for rock-n-roll.
Why do you say he won't like the .82/3.88 combo when the .89/3.44 is 2mph longer (at 3500rpm)? Is it the rpm drop from (stock) 3rd gear? Insert the .82 for 5th in gearstack #2 and the recovery rpm is still 2550 (much higher than the stock 2400rpm).