Originally Posted by Evoracer
Yeaaaahhhh.....lived in Monterey for a year Rob.....can't feel to sorry for ya !!
Check out the regional forum here on rctech....I thought there was a club or something racing in Salinas.
Notice that the internal gear ratio changes when you change the stock center pulley. From looking at the manual, it appears you can change it from a 17t to a 20t.
I would consider changing to 64p spur and pinion if you haven't already done so. It'll make things a bit easier when you try to get proper gearing for that 17.5.
I can tell you this.....on a smaller track of 40x70 feet or so....we were running about a 5.0 final drive ratio. On bigger tracks of approx 60x100 we had to gear down to 4.0-4.2 range. Depending on track layout and size....maybe even into the 3's. As always...the other thing to meter is motor temp. Keep an eye on it and if it's up there in the 160+ range....you're most likely geared wrong. After a 5 minute race on our small track....motor temps were rarely above 125f. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the reply! Def hard to live here!!
I need to check on the regonial stuff, I do some crawling with some locals. Thanks for the info. I'm only running the 48P as I had some compatible spurs. it had a 100 and some tooth 64P when I got it. I'll dig through the info there and see what I need to order. I just have every 10T-32T pinion in 48P.
gotta bite the bullet on that one. The 64 will probably be smoother too. I think I have the 17T pully, as the rig is mostly stock. I just converted it over to the European asphalt edition instead of the US Foam setup it had when I bought it. Just some shims and springs...
The motor temps with the current setup are nice and cool, under 125F after running a 5000mah lipo to cut off.
Have a great holiday!
Oh and also, does selecting the Shumacher car on gearchart.com assume a 64P setup? I'm thinking the ratio would be the same either way, but just checking.