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Author Topic:   small motor faster corner speed?
rico 08
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posted January 25, 2003 12:35 PM  
does anyone know why when the big motor we all run goes bad and we put in the lower power backup the car always corners better?most of the time i could pass 2-3 cars in middle of corner,is this because with a big motor you drive deeper into the corner and overdriving it,or because it's easier to get a smaller motor off the corner letting you brake sooner at end of straight,i know i'm not alone wondering about this.

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posted January 25, 2003 01:52 PM  
maybe with the little motor you aint carryin as much spped on the straights and are not afraid to dump it into the turns.

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posted January 26, 2003 01:20 AM  
I am not sure why, but think of it like this, One night when I first started running a modified that I ran about 6 years ago, I timed the engine wrong and the car ran but not as well as it could. I could hold the peddle to the floor all the way around the track and the only thing that happened is the engine bogged a little coming off the corner. But it really was easy to drive in the corners. Later a fellow competetor thought my motor should be developing more power so he checked the timing. After he retimmed it and it ran much better, I went faster in the straights and could not corner as well because the speed had gone up in the corner, overall, I lost speed on the track.
sometimes, slower is faster.

[This message has been edited by uforacing51 (edited January 26, 2003).]

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