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Old 05-13-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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The track i'm running at changed a little. It used to be semi-technical track with wide turns and even wider straights. Now they have narrowed it down all around. My final drive was 5.0 so I could take advantage of the wide course and get some speed and momentum. Now with the change, i'm just in the way. Would it be better to try a final drive of say 5.32? And other than actual gear size, is there an advantage or disadvantage to running 48 pitch vs 64 pitch?

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Gear ratio and final drive are dependent on track size and layout. The best advice would be to find out what the faster guys are running. Speedo settings will make a huge difference as well. As far as 64 v. 48. 64 pitch will allow you to make finer adjustments in your gear ratio on a single spur. One tooth is alot bigger adjustment with 48p than it is with 64p.
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One guy I talked to said he is running a fd of 5.31. one guy said he is running a fd of 5.29. With the gears I have I can try a 5.32.
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