Have so far resisted taking anything on the SS apart.
On the skinny RW spur the pinion can move only 50% off one way
and 50% off the other way so if care is taken with the reach
when putting the pinion on, that's not a major issue.
Might revisit when unable to resist opening it "for a look".
Originally posted by Claydoh
Nope, I'll be the first. I know some guys are gonna squawk. I would if it wasn't me. I know a few guys will buy the SS because it is better in the long run. The race dir is encouraging me to do it. I guess he wants to shake things up a bit. This is going to be a long week waiting to drive it.
Drive "smart" in the race. If you're the type who floors the
throttle on exit of every turn, you'll find your SS'd car will be
ramming the butts of every stocker you're following... so
learn a bit of throttle-finesse.
And tell me if this sounds right. I should start charging for runtime since the volts required is lower, I could go for runtime and keep the initial voltage level longer and be full speed the whole 5 mins instead of dropping off a bit near the end. Or just keep charging 5amps and don't sweat it.
Runtime is the LEAST of your worries!
I was practising with ancient batteries... 1500, 1700, 2000...
and they all made 5+ mins at full unlimited pace.
Most amazing thing was... the Torque seems unaffected by the
battery's condition; packs that had zilch 'punch' with std motors
did not make much difference to the SS. (It was too strange being
able to sniff at the tails of the mod boys whilst running a 1500?!!)
Packs with "good voltage" did a little better on the straight, but
did not have noticeably better punch/torque.