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Old 05-16-2019, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 67StingrayJ View Post
But my initial ratio is 7.5:1 so how is that like starting out in "3rd gear"? Isn't that the purpose of a CVT?
Because that's what your top end ratio should be closer to, not your takeoff ratio. You have to prioritize the top end ratio (3.1:1 in this case) because that will be limited by the engine's power. Ideally the CVT will have shifted fully at the engine's max power RPM and the kart's top speed. You currently have gearing for about 70mph at just 4000rpm. That's not likely to happen.
I'll show those guys who's in top place, I'll really give 'em a hotrod race.
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