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9 inch rearend best ring and pinion ratio

greetings everyone, just aquired a 9 inch rear end,going to put it in my 1954 f100 pickup, could anyone please tell me which is the best gear ratio,i have
a 26 inch wheel base or 15inch tires,chevy 400 trans,406 chevy engine,2500
stall. would like somthing with a good take off,good street and freeway
driving . i was thinking motive gears 3.25,or 3.00 please advise. Thanks

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"a 26 inch wheel base or 15 inch tires" ????????? man that is an awful short car!! Now lets be more specific, what diameter tires will you run on the back and what gear ratio is in the 9 inch you just acquired?
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[QUOTE=BIG E 86]greetings everyone, just aquired a 9 inch rear end,going to put it in my 1954 f100 pickup, could anyone please tell me which is the best gear ratio,i have
a 26 inch wheel base or 15inch tires,chevy 400 trans,406 chevy engine,2500
stall. would like somthing with a good take off,good street and freeway
driving . i was thinking motive gears 3.25,or 3.00 please advise. Thanks[/QU


I THINK THE BEST ALL AROUND STREET/GETTIE UP AND GO RATIO WOULD BE 3.73. A LITTLE BETTER MILAGE WOULD BE YOUR 3.25
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WHAT wheelbase? Is this a delivery truck for The Lollipop Guild?
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