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old17ford
05-05-2010, 10:02 PM
When The Track Gets Dry Slick Should You Go To A Higher Gear Or Lower ? Should You Go With More Or Less Bite With A Cj Rayburn ?

Jim11h
05-06-2010, 12:45 PM
if running a 6.00 go to a 6.13 or 6.20 when track slicks off....i always call it more gear but whatever the correct term it is.

i would assume more bite like the rest of em do but not certain

JTSjet
05-06-2010, 01:46 PM
I agree with jim in most cases. For 1, as the track slicks off you typically get slower and you'll need to increase the ratio to stay in the "powerband". For 2, having that increased ratio will make the rear wheel spin more controllable (picture yourself blowing donuts on a wet paved parking lot).

In some cases you could go the other way. With a lower powered engine on a momentum type track a decrease in ratio may take you out of the "powerband" and not allow the tires to break traction as easily (picture yourself stuck in the mud in a dump-truck).

old17ford
05-06-2010, 05:08 PM
Thanks Jtsjet & Jim11h .

LM32Racer
05-06-2010, 09:05 PM
If your gear is correct at beginning of night you wont need to switch it. I have not seen anyone switch a gear with a super motor so they can hit there power ban. Most motors can spin the tires at anytime on a slick track. As far as wedge you have to be able to turn it in the center not throw. Most guys are not running as much bite as you might think. JMO

old17ford
05-10-2010, 10:28 PM
Thanks Lm32.