Fox body gear ratio

Acevictor

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I have a 93 lx 5.0 ho with minor mods.
75mm throttle body, H pipes, it has an AOD trans.
I currently have a 3.27 gear and I’m looking for more gear. I used to drive the car on interstate a lot and changed from a 3.73 to the current gear. I’m not planning on taking it on super long trips just drive it around curvy mountain roads mainly. I’m also not planning on drag racing it. I am wondering if anyone has ran a 3.55 in similar situation? Is there gonna be that much difference in the 3.27 to a 3.55. I sold the 3.73 but I’m not above getting another one. The only one I haven’t tried is the 3.55. So I’m looking for opinions or feedback on which gear to get for just driving it from time to time and have some good punch...I will make some other performance mods over time. I’ve owned this car since it was new.
 
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It's an 8% difference. Probably won't even notice it.

If you are going to go to the expense of changing gears, go 3.73's. I agree though, they suck on the highway. Put taller tires out back if you want to lower your RPM a bit. Compensate with a speedo gear change.
 
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