I agree 100% this is how Toyota, Suzuki, etc guys have done it forever. Gear it and let it rev. A 351w based stroker motor will still make decent lowend until you go wild with the cam.im just over the 'low rpm torque' build. i tried it, didnt like it. my F250 build is almost an inverse of having more rpm with less power to accomplish the same goal. and honestly i much perfer it. its weird to think a 302 with budegt aluminum heads and abit more axle gearing could keep up with a 425ci with a much higher end build. and in a signifiacntly cheaper way. thats when i realized that its better to utilize the higher rpm ranges and use more alxe gearing. sure top speed will be lower but who wants to go 140mph in a bronco?
Modern truck gas engines don't make tons of lowend. Coyotes, ls, hemi all have torque peaks much higher than these old engines and use 8 to 10 speed transmissions to keep them in the curve.