Originally Posted by lightfoot
I'm interested to know how you guys gear your car when you go to a new track... I understand the "basics" of gearing ... I just don't have a logical method other then ask someone in the pits for a starting point and then temping my motor... as long as I'm below 140ish I'm done... There has to be a more scientific ( if that's the correct word ) for gearing that sweet spot...
Being able to "guess" a good gearing starting point or a gearing range, comes with experience. When I get to a track, I have a rough idea of where I am going to end up in gearing. Then I gear a bit below that (a bit higher FDR) and starting adding teeth until I find the gearing, where I get the most power, good temps and little to no fading.