Originally posted by TBR
I would like to say all this talk of gear ratios no one has mentioned the tyre size debate I think that has a lot to do on how you can get the motor to scream.
I personaly like to forget about tire size when talking gearing....
Does it affect it? yes
However, with the method I use to select gearing it doesnt matter.
I gues I should have mentioned that I prefer to set my car up handeling wise before I gear....
So if there is a need to run small tires, I have them on the car when I gear it. fronts always start 2mm smaller then the rear.
Also, if you read back, once I find the perfect top gear, I add one tooth..... this allows for wear of the tires throught the day.
For club races I also like to use the biggest tires possable for the given track conditions without having them "squirmy"... mainly because I am a tight arse.