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Old 04-10-2006, 03:29 AM   #1
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GEAR RATIO'S 540 GETTING THE MOST

As a new RC junky i have started in the 540 class , i currently have a venom pro chassis with a sports tuned 540. What would be the fastest gear ratio for a tight track??? In this class with such close racing any edge obtained would be an advantage
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:34 AM   #2
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We need more info about your traqck and car to help any
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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The Track is bituman what more can i say about car?
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ask some of the locals what the run and see how it goes. listen to what the motor is doing is it peaking early down the straight or is it not peaking down the straight at all. U wnat it peaking about 3/4 down the straight and be bogging out of the turns
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If it's a Tamiya Mabuchi Sport tuned try around 5.7 or there abouts.
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Gear the motor as high as you can until it smokes, then take 1 tooth off the pinion. This is then the correct ratio you should have run before you cooked the motor. If you are running 540 class you cannot legally run the sport tuned motor. Johnson 540 is the only legal motor
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my history with silver cans, put as much gear as you can FIT, and run it, like he said if it smokes pull a tooth ot two off and run it for BROKE!!
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hmmm not really true. depends on track. some tracks i do 38mm some up to 44mm rollout. i go faster on 38mm than on 44mm on a tight track that requires lots of punch. cheers
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Green Machine - 540 gearing and breaking them in is a closely guarded secret
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Green Machine - 540 gearing and breaking them in is a closely guarded secret


Only few knows...... right ?
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