Originally posted by markg
neas...try a 25 or 26, if using the 17 tooth main drive pulley (final drive ratio about a 7.00-7.25) At the Snowbirds, which was a more open flowing carpet track most were running around 6.85-7.00
Ian S...Yes, you should be able to, but be warned that there isnt much turnbuckle left in the plastic when you do that, so a good hit may yank it out. Some are going to longer titanium turnbuckles to prevent this....
I saw a setup sheet online that mentioned 24 so thats what I went with. The stock spur is 86, and I went with the 17 tooth pulley. It was SLLLLOOOOOWW. I couldnt believe it....I was kind of humiliated (a few people hung around to 'see the new schumacher'). I was running a Spitfire stock motor that cruised in my RC Lab. The accelration was ok, but not enough to make up for the lack of top end speed.
I took some time (seemed forever) to get the drive train apart and I put in the 20 tooth pulley...that made a huge difference.
I didnt have anyone else to compare it too (but some Micros) but it felt as fast as my RC Lab.
I have a lot of 64 pitch stuff so I think I might make the switch..I have to order the adapter (why do they do that? have it be different then the industry standard?)
I heard 118 seems to be the standard spur if you are going 64p. Can anyone confirm that? I think I will shoot for a standard spur and get some pinions to move up and down around that (because its a pain to change the spur)
I ran the stock setup, all the stock settings except I dropped it to 4 in front and 5mm in the back...the droop setting didnt make sense in the manual (said to set it flush...but then in the carpet setup in the back it said 8mm and 11mm...my gauge only goes to 10mm ( I am assuming from the bottom of the chassis to the lowest point on the a-arm)
One thing I did notice is that the stock setup for the shocks was basically straight up and down...I left it that way.. the rear was a
*little* loose on my setup...would laying the shocks down a bit help that?