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Old 03-24-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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my friend was buying a pinion gear and they asked him how much pitch he wanted what does the pitch mean ?
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Old 03-24-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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pitch is the spacing between each teeth(correct me if wrong). Theres 48 pitch and 68pitch. 48 is easier to mesh without stripping a spur. On other hand 68pitch is more efficient and quieter IMO. But if your not good at meshing you can easily go through many spurs.
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Old 03-24-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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One other point is that 4 pitch gears have a bigger selection og gear choices compared to the 48 pitch. The more teeth the more subtle the gear changes you can make. If your a serious racer at all dont waste the money buying 48 pitch gears. Youll switch to 64 eventually so buy gears you will use for a long time. Now if your running offroad then 48 is alot more durable and able to withstand all the abuse moreso than the 64 pitch.
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Old 03-25-2004, 03:30 AM   #4
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stick to 48 pitch. you WILL break 64 pitch unless u are basically a perfect driver. a hard head on collision and youll strip your 64 pitch gears and you have to DNF your race cause u cant go on..
ive seen it happen alot
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