Originally Posted by implusepro
I have been reading more and more about Internal ratios on rctech and other forums, and it seems to becoming a more important discussion.
From what I have copied/read (and correct me if I am wrong)
What are the advantages of having a higher or lower internal ratio?
Can the internal ratio on a car be changed?
Does a certain ratio to suit one track over another (longer vs shorter tracks)?
What effect does it have on an engine (acceleration / top end)?
The ratio is very important. The higher the number the better acceleration (keeping in mind what gearing you are using.)
Not sure of the other cars, but serpent does not have an option to change the internal ratio. It would have to be a modification. The smaller/tighter the track the better it is to have the ability to have a 2.5 versus a 2.0. If the track is a sweeping track with high speeds, the benefit is not really there.
Hope this helps,