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Old 02-10-2012, 10:13 AM
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Saginaw will be fine if you don't hammer it to death. You could get a 2.88 1st gear T10 or aftermarket Muncie that you could run with 3.23s in the rear axle and have the benefits of OD with the ease of a conventional 4spd (mileage of the 3.23s and 1st gear similar to a 2.20 rockcrusher with 4.11s). You would need a T10/Muncie shifter linkage. I don't think you would have to shorten the D/S.
If you did a little homework you could have a dependable 4spd and highway gears in your car for under the TKO/T56 buy in price; with a lot less fab work.

You could even run 3.08s and it would be decent in 1st gear, especially if you ran a 14 or short 15" tire
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