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Old 03-27-2020, 06:39 PM
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Is a 10 tooth clutch to 44 tooth sprocket good on a drift trile with 11 inches tires
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:05 PM
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Eh... 11" tires are pretty small, but it could still be pretty hard on the clutch.

The whole point of a drift trike is to spin the wheels, which takes torque. I would probably stick to a typical 6:1 go kart ratio.

If you have a torque converter on it, the 4.4:1 will probably be ok
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I mean actually my tires are 13 inch is that better?
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So I just ordered a tourque converter. So that should be good right??

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Old 03-27-2020, 09:12 PM
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No, no and still no..

you want all torque you can get, and 6:1 might actually be on the low end already..
WITH a torque converter ...
while the pvc pipe helps breaking traction, it can be (on coarse asphalt for example) be as sticky as rubber..
and since I assume you are running the widest wheels you were able to find
you need a truck load of torque to do so..
and immediately so, since once you start rolling, breaking traction is only getting more difficult.

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So what do you suggest I do? My tires are "12x4.00-5 sorry for keep messing up I just checked and I really need help.

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I have a predator 212 btw
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Should I buy a 60T sprocket
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Should I buy a 60T sprocket
Maybe see if you can get a higher tooth count. Whatever would fit the trike without ripping a line in the ground
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Not sure about the belt tbh...
that can take quite some jerk off the power transmission, and while that's good in most cases,
it's exactly that jerk that helps breaking traction..

The ratio advantage is significant though.. soooo tough decision

First I'd make sure you get PVC sleeves for the wheels you got, IDK if 12" are a thing..
I know 10 and 10.5" pvc pipe.. 11" is already kinda hard.. 12" ID *shrugs* IDK if that's at all available.

So, that'd be my starting point tbh...
and once the sleeves are set,
the lowest possible gear ratio would be my next goal
(you can get a 9T TC sprocket for example.. with a 65T axle that'd be a 7.2:1 ratio
and with the TC increasing that to 19.5:1 at take off..
Assuming 12" wheels
you should have enough torque to break traction. (250Nm at the wheel should be good)
ungoverned that'd still hit reasonable speeds (~30mph on )

if you feel like that's too much torque and it's too easy to break traction, you can go lower..
say 60T with th 9T TC Sprocket..

but I'd work myself down in numbers (up in gear ratios) not hte other way around,
since it's easier to shorten a chain, much harder to add a few links
and while it never harms to decrease the rear axle sprockets diameter,
decreasing it reduces ground clearance you may or may not got used to having.

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Would a 10T Tourque converter and a 44tooth sprocket be good with 12x4.00-5 inch slick tires? Acceleration wise?

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I have a stock predator 212
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As per the other thread where you already asked the same question, no.
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I dont really want it to drift and break traction. Judt for casual drive and good top speed. Like my question is If I got the tourque converter with what I have would it break the tourque converter?
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Might be hard on the belt but shouldn't break anything. Check out the Kart Calculator live app @ app.kartcalc.net. It will take many factors into account and allows you play with different setups and gear ratios to see what the final outcome(s) will be. Very cool and handy app
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You will go through belts at a rapid pace
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asking the exact same question twice ?

sure.. in ONE thread ...
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