Alright guys after reading everything i can find on gearing and rollout to get my F1 and Pan cars keeping up with the big dogs I have thoroughly confused myself. Im hoping you guys can set my mind straight.
Here is my question......
If I have 2 cars with the following setups:
Trans Ratio 1.0
Spur Gear: 88
Tire Diameter: 55mm
Trans Ratio: 1.0
Spur Gear: 82
Tire Dameter: 55mm
These cars have essentially the same rollout and the same spur to pinion ratio (1.91) but with different pinion/spur combos. One has less weight due to the smaller gear size but other than that is there any performance difference between the bigger or smaller gears if the ratio and rollout are the same.
Most the racers at the track running WGT run very large pinions and spurs when you could run much smaller gears and achieve the same ratios and rollouts. It has perplexed me. Any insight would be apprecated