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Old 08-29-2007, 08:11 AM
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your welcome but to be honest....it would take me forever to type all that out with just 2 fingers!

food for thought:

Key to any fun street car is max TQ (not hp) to the tires at all normal driving rpms...

TQ=real "force"=push you back in the seat fun

very very generally cubes=max TQ (why a 460 will give you a neck ache)

stock 302 with a decent tune up is 300ft/lbs
300ft/lbs x 3.00 gears = 900 ft/lbs of twist force on the tires
300ft/lbs x 3.73 gears = 1,119 ft/lbs of force on the tires=Hg is higher=more TQ with less load and a pretty darn good increase for "wow" acceleration with very little gas pedal

$500 gear swap is the best bang for the buck on a 302...ain't got cubes change gears for the same tq at the tires...
stock 351W motor x 3.00=1050 ft/lbs at the tires approx
TQ cam on a 302=about 320ft/lbs
320x3.73=1193
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