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Thread: Gearing Question

  1. #1
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    Gearing Question

    I am just recently venturing into slot car drag racing. I have bought a Edge car from Parma and a S16d motor. We are running just shy of a 1/8 mile I am thinking it is 23ft. I am trying to figure out my gearing can someone give me some advice on where to start?

    THANKS!

  2. #2
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    Talk to the guys at Mid-America Raceway in Naperville, IL. they are big into drag racing and will get you in the ball park.

  3. #3
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    Every track is different, but the shorter tracks can use lower gears - like one pinion tooth smaller or a bigger crown. The out of the box car is likely ok for 55 ft tracks.
    l.d. kelley, M.A. Ramcatlarry@aol.com

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