I've been reading quite a bit online about rear end ratio swaps. With tire size being a factor in the overall use of the gear set, I'm a little puzzled.
I'd like to hear what members HERE know and/or personally experience.
My interest is going 3.08 to 3.42. 3.42 actually depending on tire size in the end.
I've got the CAI, effed up car back with H pipe, and about a 26" tall tire.
FUTURE (not tomorrow) mods will include headers, cam, and head/valve work, PCM tune.
The car is already super light I believe since ditching the factory exhaust, steel rims with 225s, no window motors, no seat motors, drivers air bag, 9c1 seats with steel plates, etc etc. not a lot of wires running this way and that. I even think the new hood weighs less. Hell, even the springs weigh less than the 9C1 stockers. I'm not saying its a feather, but more than likely lighter than an impala or loaded b4u.
I'm not looking for a race car, but enjoy stop light racing and passing mustangs on the highway.
MPGs aren't a HUGE concern, but I do get great mileage now, since I've owned the car.
Thanks for your input.