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  • #28244

    Mark Lozon

    Question: Box stock clone jr, will the engine pull off the corners better with a 15 on the clutch or an 18 sprocket ? Some say the 15 allows the engine to build rpm’s faster ?????

  • #28249

    Gary Lawson

    Im sure you are speaking of a 15 v 18 with the same ratio ie 15/60 and 18/72. Oval racers will swear the 18 has better straight speed once you get wound up but the 15 accelerates better. Actual ratio is more important to me but I think the smaller combo does accelerate a little better

  • #28247

    Steen Carstensen

    Yes it will build RPM (not rpm’s :-) ) faster with a smaller sprocket on the clutch. Do the math, 15 vs. 18 is a lower gearing.

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