Originally Posted by SWTour
..i have a question on the 17.5 vs 27t deal.
It's my understanding that with the PUSH of Brushless - there is no plan to keep Brushed 27t and 17.5 mixed as a class, but instead the goal was to find a Brushless motor that provided a speed close and similar to that of the 27t motor.
From everything I've read - the 17.5 motor seems to be a lot closer to the speed of a 27t than either a 13.5 or a 10.5...
So my question is - IS THIS THE CASE in ON-ROAD Racing?
IF the ENTIRE Field is ALL running 17.5 MOTORS - would the racing resemble the speeds of an entire field of 27t cars? (NO MIXING)
2nd question would be - Would the field have a better chance of running closer lap times w/ the B/L motor vs the Brushed motor?
3rd questioin - Which would require LESS work and skill to get the motor performance of the TQ?
The 17.5 is VERY close, especially if you consider the motor building skill of the average guy. The fact that 2 guys got cars into the top 20 of TC stock with 17.5 is really an indication of how close they are. Most of the guys down into the B have some decent motor, so i would say for most club racers, this would be almost a direct equivalent to the average 27t motor.
If everybody ran 17.5, I think the racing would be super tight. If you look at the Novak race, there were a lot of guy who could have made the main. A lot of it just came down to who put a run in.