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i didnt know that i should change the gears. i have an 85 351W, C6 tranny. got 35s.

do i gotta?
 

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no. but it will help you get back some lost power and low end grunt.

since you have a 351 and a c-6, i would stick to 4.10s unless its a trail only rig. you may even have 4.10s already.:shrug
 

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You aint gotta do anything to your Bronk. but as the post that you read to come to this earth shattering conclusion said, If ya wanna maintain any sorta factory or better ratio, it needs to be changed....:banghead
 

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no, but if you have 3.50 ratio your life under 20MPH will suck A$$

I agree with Andy, 4.10's will be your ideal gearing with your set up
 

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it's not a question of you HAVING to change them .. now that there are bigger wheels, the ratios are different..and unfortunately to your disadvantage. I have stock gears and 35's ... if I'm not in low range when trying to climb something really steep, sometimes it just won't go :shrug

I am ok pretty much anywhere else with a little extra peddle .. just remember that the additional strain on your drivetrain components will eventually take it's toll...regearing is HIGHLY recommended to regain power as well as add life to your tranny so it doesn't have to work so hard :thumbup
 
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