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Old 09-17-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Should my car be hitting full revs at the end of the straight?

Was out doing some testing today on a big flat section of asphalt and i noticed that it was taking a fair way to start to really scream out... well it still had more to give but i ran out of room.
The test strip is probably twice as long as the main straight at the small track i race on so it got me wondering if i should be gearing this differently (lower) to get more out of the motor.

I have a Kyosho V1RR with all stock pulleys and am running a GRP Ninja MR12 T01A which i think is meant to have a good power in the low to medium power band.

So yeah, should i be using more of the rev range by the end of the straight?
As it is it's fast enough, and perhaps i could change it so the 2nd gear kicks in later?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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You want to adjust your gearing at the track you running on. You are correct you want the engine to max out almost at the end of the straightaway.

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Old 09-17-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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I would think the first 1/3 on the mainstraight. Or peak of RPM, and shift to 2nd on the mainstraight. Try that!!! Depends on the track length.

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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I used to set car up for the other 75% of the track, the top speed ends up at about 3/4 of the straight as you need to stay tight in the sweeper. If you have ever seen in real racing Formula 1 they only gain a couple of mph in the last 20% of the straight. Check the racers that are the fastest qualifiers and you'll see they are set up for the majority of the track not the straight, it just makes good sense consider the time spent on the straight as opposed to the infield.Make sure you hit second gear properly as not to upset the car in the fastest corner
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I gear it to the moon and let the motor never reaches its peak on the straight. That way, I would always have enough power to pass other competitors on the straightway. And make sure the clutch is setup perfectly to ensure maximum torque power.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
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As has been said adjust the car for the rest of the track. You probably should reach top end at about 3/4 of the main straight. It all depends on the track as well.
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