Originally Posted by Riketsu
Hey guys, dunno if this has been asked before but... Is there any direct relationship between runtime and gearing? I have always thought that running taller gearing (bigger pinion, smaller spur), would consume less fuel since the engine needs less RPMs to reach its goal.
Although, lately I have been hearing the complete opposite. Can someone shed some light on this and explain the theory behind it?
I am curious who stated that. By the way, it depends also on the type of track you run.
In general: With a taller gearing your engine has to work harder to reach max rpm. With a smaller gearing the engine will reach max rpm sooner.
The speed of reaching max rpm is depending upon finger speed
If both movements are exactly the same, the consumption of a taller gearing will be less. And ... you dont need to open the throttle as wide to reach the same speed