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Old 05-07-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Spur gear for TC4?

I'm going to run a Novak 13.5 with sintered rotor in a TC4 RTR that I just picked up. I've read up quite a bit on the gearing and believe I will be running somewhere between a 35 and 38 pinion (assuming a 72 tooth spur) based on the small tracks we have here.

To go this high on pinions, I think I need to swap out the 72 tooth 48 pitch spur gear for a 64 pitch 72 tooth. I'm not sure where to get one, can anyone recommend one? I mean, all spur gears are not created equal right? Some are designed for some cars and others for other cars?
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:12 AM   #2
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at this point almost all spur gears are universal for touring cars and can be interchanged. kimbrough, xenon, prs, rp racing are some common brands.

you dont have to switch from 48P to 64P, this has nothing to do with what gear ratios you can run or cant run, its a preference to the type of gear mesh you will have. 64P requires a good understanding of gear mesh so that you dont strip the gears, although they are easier to strip anyway because they have less teeth engagement. 48P works fine and will just be louder.

the stock 72 will fit up to a 36 tooth 48P pinion. to get a 38 tooth in there you will need to run a smaller 69 tooth spur for 48P.

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That was very helpful indeed. Thanks for the information.
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