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Author Topic:   Gear Teeth and the size of the track
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 09, 2001 03:00 PM UIN: 16262997
What gear would you start with on a 1/10th mile oval?

sideways
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 81
posted July 09, 2001 10:17 PM
Flat track,tight corners,round,oval?What rpm you looking for?I would start with 12driver and a 65 sproket.One tooth on the driver(clutch)is approx.4 teeth on rear sproket.So if you have a 13driver to get the same approx. ratio run a 69sproket.Both drivers even in the same approx. ratio the kart will accelerate differently.Smaller driver better accleration even with same ratio.This is only my experience.And opinion.I am no expert.humidity,temp. and tire size.Changes the ball game entirely.Unlike cars same gear wont work every time same track sometimes not even same night.Hope this helps!Happy karting!!!!!!!!!!!!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 11, 2001 10:33 AM UIN: 16262997
Thanks very much for the info.

jammin

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