Picture of my 383 Stroker Well guys... here's the thing. I have a project that I've been working on for a while, so bear in mind I'm on a pretty LOW budget. However, when I start getting money I'll upgrade things as a I go, but as for now, I stick with what I've got if I don't need better. The project is as follows: '54 Chevy Pickup on a '77 Chevy chassis with 4x4. 383 Stroker with 425+ hp and 475+ ft. lbs. Dana 44 up front dana 60 in the back. 35" Buckshot mudders on 15" wheels. 2" Tuff Country EZ Ride suspension and a 3" body lift (I'd go bigger suspension and no body lift but I need the body lift for body/chassis mating issues. However, it does stand taller than my '92 GMC Sierra with a 6" susp. lift and 35's.) Ok, so here's one of my current problems... I have 3.08 gears in my Dana's right now (because that's what came stock, and as mentioned before, I live with what I have if I don't NEED something else for it to run). So I don't doubt that I can turn those 35's with my new 383 Stroker... but I'm kinda wondering how well I can turn them! With that much hp and torque do I need new gears very badly, or can I get them about a year down the road. Bear in mind that I have a 4 speed manual with Granny gear that is LOW LOW LOW, so if I'm pulling... I can do it fine, but normally I don't start out in granny when I'm driving. I'm not a retard if you're wondering. I know I need some different gears eventually, but I'm wondering if it should be higher on my priority list than it is now. So if you guys could tell me what I'll be getting with those 3.08's (gas milage, acceleration, mudding, etc...) and direct me to some CHEAP 4.10's, that'd be awesome!!! P.S. I'm kinda new to this forum, so I'll be in and out. But my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!!!