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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted February 26, 2002 11:03 PM
What gear would you run on a 3/8 mile clay track with Med banking. I was thinking somewhere around 5.83s. I have a mild 350 eng power glide with a leaf rear(Don't know if it matters). I was thinking that this would put me around 6500RPM. Am I in the right ballpark or out in left field somewhere??

[This message has been edited by YotaRacer (edited February 26, 2002).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted February 26, 2002 11:04 PM UIN: 23443678
They run 5.29s to 6.00 at the track your talking about!with a 5.83 and mild 350 youll get around 6800 to 7000.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted February 27, 2002 04:39 PM
I run at a 3/8th's mile dirt track that has banking in the turns at 24 degrees. and people r running between a 5.00 gear to a 6.00 I think the track champ ran a 5.86 but most guys r running a 5.43

Hope this helps you out any.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted March 01, 2002 06:44 PM
I don't know about your deep gear choices, guys. I run a 5.67 on a decent 1/4 and turn 7400 on American Racers and I don't jerk 'em loose to do that, either. I would suggest a 5.00 on the 3/8 tracks and no deeper than a 5.14 without a bullet proof motor.

Greggie's $.02

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted March 01, 2002 07:28 PM UIN: 23443678
The track he is talking about is really a 3/10 and has tight turns. There is another track close that is a 3/8 and we run are 5.29 there and turn 7100 thats with a 86" tire. If we were on the little imca tire i could see going down some

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted March 06, 2002 07:22 PM
Yota we run on 3/8 mile tracks with medium banking.We pull anywhere from 5.14 to 5.43.Most times we start with the 5.43 and as the track goes black we drop to the 5.29.we're tacking anywhere from 6500 to 7000.

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