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Old 09-14-2004, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Gears for: TC3 and Novak SS

I just built a touring car, an Associated TC3 with a Novak SS5800 Brushless setup. I'm new to RC cars and have no idea what spurs and gears I need. Could someone with this setup please tell me what to buy?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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What gears are in the kit? They are probably a good starting point
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What are your plans for the car? Are you going to be racing it or running it outside?
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Go to Novak's website and look at the Gearing addendum for the SS Brushless and it will give you a starting point on the gearing with a TC3.
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I only got a 72t spur, no pinion in the kit.

I will not be racing. I will be running it in a parking lot. I just want speed

The novak web site states a 20 pinion and a 90t spur.. do you think that would be good?
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:29 PM   #6
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The novak site has specific instructions for the brushless setup in a TC3 (as well as others). www.teamnovak.com Go to the download section and download the addendum. It will tell you exactly gearing to use.
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For bashing around a parking lot a 22 pinion with a 72 spur would be a good starting place. Novak recommends a 7.3 overall ratio which would be a 24.66 tooth pinion (lol). Check the temps after every couple minutes if you plan on running closer to the 24 or 25 tooth ratios.
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