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race11
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted September 15, 2005 01:26 PM  
I run 1/4 mile track mod. banking. Have a 383 bored 40 over and my 3rd gear ratio is 1.00. I have a 9" ford wondering what gear i should use thanks guys!

RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted September 15, 2005 02:08 PM  
If ya know your tire rollout you can use gear selector in the tool box. Click on the menu icon on the upper left of the screen and search in there. Anyway, anywhere from 5.83 gear to 6.50 gear. Just depends on how hard ya want to twist it. Good lick, Race

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STREET16
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 158
posted September 15, 2005 07:47 PM  
I think you are going to wind up closer to a 7.00 gear. I would recommend talking to some of the drivers that run at the track you're setting up for and find out what they are running. There are a lot of things that have to be factored in if you are going from scratch: tire size, track size, banking, turns (sweeping or hairpin), engine displacement, and some other things. I think you get the point. Talk to several different drivers and get a range of gear ratios - ie. 6.50 to 7.00. I race on a 3/8 mile and have seen every thing from a 5.83 to a 7.00 in street stock.

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