anothr tranny option that might be had to find these days worked real nice for my old wire cage sprint. robinson racing, (I think that is whole made it) used to make conversion tranny cases with top shafts, to change the old orrigional 2.25 stealth tranny, to either a 2.65 or a 2.18...the 2.65, (intended for the old rc10T, and eventualy adopted by A/E for the T2, in ratio anyway), made the car work awesome. I used a different spur pinion combo to duplicate the final ratio that I was running with the 2.25 set up, and found my car no axcellerated wit much more vigor, and authority. My motors also ran cooler as well, with less com wear under the same conditions as before.
so I think the 2.4 tranny would be a better choice, over the 2.25. I wish I had kept that old 2.65. I was running that sprint against car that were well over a pound, (yes a pound) ligther. Sounds liek a racers tale, but I bought the sprint from a guy who loved to make he cars look perfect, no worries about wight, the chassis was powdercoated yellow, and was welded out of 3/16" music wire except for the braces which were smaller 1/8"