Originally posted by esham
Sorry man could not locate your previous post on gearing. Need your advice what it the best gearing combo for my V1RR for good pick up and good speed Gearing for good speed 0-1/2 throttle.
My Engine Novarossi 5 Port TS1 .12, Other spur is stock
OK tuning guide for the V1R.
1. First up get the engine tuned. I wont go into this much here, but if the engine tune is wrong then nothing else will help.
2. Get a centax clutch. Adjust it like this. Set the endfloat to be 0.3mm (after much experiment I find this to be the best) and then adjust the clutch to engage as high as you possibly can in the RPM range without the rear tires breaking loose. This is a very misunderstood setting. For a higher grip track you really want the clutch set ultra high for maximum punch.
3. Start with the stock gearing if you are not sure. Run it on the track. Ultimately you want the top end of 2nd gear to top out right at the end of the straight. If you have RPM left go down on the 2nd gear pinion. Make it so that you top out right at the end of the longest straight. When you have that pinion right go 3-4 teeth down on 1st gear.
4. Set the 2 speed shift point. Tighten it up so that it does not shift into 2nd. Then slowly unwind it so it just shifts. You want the shift to be just as the car starts to slow down at the top end of 2nd gear.
If you do all the above your car will be an absolute rocket in a straight line.