I have 3.55's and it's not really that bad
although I am planning for some 4.56's sometime this year.
Get yourself a good torque converter and a set of shorter drag radials.
Launching at 3k will get you past most of the factory TM, even without tuning.
I run an Edge 3000 stall and 27" tall Mickey Thompson 295/45R17's ET Street drag radials, effective gear ratio is about 4.30:1.
10' RCSB 4x4, 5300lbs pulls 1.8's for 60', 8's in the 8th, and 13's in the quarter....at over 2500' DA