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Old 11-04-2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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Post Shaft vs Belts

Belt: Smooth power, efficient drivetrain, durable, more balanced chassis layout.

Shaft: Easier to maintain, less wear, cleaner chassis, less rotating mass.

Belt: More wear, more rotating mass, messy layout, easily contaminated.

Shaft: Gears can strip, torque steer, unbalanced placement of heavy components.
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:54 AM   #2
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Thank you for the pointers.
I think belt drive might be the way to go?
With all the nice powerful engines available, power delivery does seem very important.

What do you mean by torque steer?
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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Having raced both shaft (FT NTC3) and belt (V1 RRR) I certainly prefer the belt over the shaft....the belt drive has been much more durable in terms of drivetrain components
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Now I don't feel so bad about my belt-driven RS-4 2 =-P
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It is possible to see the performances, this type of CONICAL

5 fins manifold - short type (best solution on long straights)

6 fins manifold - medium type (suggested to have more push exiting curves and on the straight)

7 fins manifold - long type (more power exiting curves)

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Noob question...What is a fin? and what do they do?
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The fins on the header
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Noob question...What is a fin? and what do they do?
Type of CONICAL Headers.It is possible to see the performances

5 fins manifold
- short type (best solution on long straights)

6 fins manifold - medium type (suggested to have more push exiting curves and on the straight)

7 fins manifold - long type (more power exiting curves)
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Belt: Smooth power, efficient drivetrain, durable, more balanced chassis layout.

Belt: More wear, more rotating mass, messy layout, easily contaminated.

Shaft: Easier to maintain, less wear, cleaner chassis, less rotating mass.

Shaft: Gears can strip, torque steer, unbalanced placement of heavy components.
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Belt: Smooth power, efficient drivetrain, durable, more balanced chassis layout.

Belt: More wear, more rotating mass, messy layout, easily contaminated.

Shaft: Easier to maintain, less wear, cleaner chassis, less rotating mass.

Shaft: Gears can strip, torque steer, unbalanced placement of heavy components.
So you said in the first post. Is there a point to this thread??
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It seems that MRX_Joe has been spamming all of the threads with this header babble. Moderator?
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