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Old 08-25-2009, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default Changing gear ratios for different tracks...

I just seeing how many 1/8 drivers change their gearing for the different tracks they race at?
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Overall I think its pretty rare but that doesnt mean its not a smart thing to do.

I run the RC8 and switch between a 16t and 17t but mainly to optimize my engine/pipe combo and then I leave it alone unless I feel like its a problem which is rare.

For instance I run a JX Ninja engine with a 2050 with a 17t bell because it makes enough bottom end I can pull the higher gear. When I ran the Ninja with the 2060 pipe I felt it needed the smaller 16t bell to give me the bottom end I needed for jumps coming off corners.
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damn 16t?

what internal gear ratio?

for speed i run 15t, for everything else 13t on the Odonnell SS with 2050.

I got 3:1 gear box ratio and 48t spur.
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AE is geared different

most 1/8 scales use a 13t for normal tracks and 14 for bigger tracks
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Imaxx is right the RC8 is geared differently. I dont know the internal ratios but its similar most truggies. 16t is the stock gearing. The RC8T uses a larger spur and smaller clutch bell to get the proper gearing for truggy wheels and tires.
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