Gears would help A LOT depending on what you have now... my gt has like 2.73's or something like that. thats where all my torque goes.gears would help a bit
the 95 cobra has 3.27 gears... and 240 hp 300 tq... gears would be the first thing on the list. have your lower intake manifold ported and port matched to the heads. even the stock cam is alright as long as you have the 1.7rr's to go with it... you need heads though. afr 165s or the trickflow twisted wedge 170's will be the ticket.
5.0 MM&FF did a built a couple years back.. the cobra put down 220rwhp bone stock, they added a CAI and some trickflow tw 170 heads and i think a flowmaster catback and it put down 270. add some gears with that and you have a decently built lt1 beat down machine. you will need at least some 24lb/hr injector with a matching MAF. headers shorty or longtubes will be you choice. add some suspension and some rubber along with the gears and youre good to go.
1.7 roller rockers.. thats the ratio. im thinking your car already has them. i know the 93 cobra did. gears are like $180 but installation would vary depending on who you had install them.What are 1.7rr's? And how much would 3.73 gears cost me if I had them put in? I heard they are harder to install with independent suspension.
theyre goodbut not great. definitely an improvement over the E7's on the gt. theyre a nice upgrade for a gt and when ported, can produce some nice numbers. but if youre going to build a stroker or a street/strip type car they lack much to be desiredHeads are really expensive and I thought the gt40 was good?