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Reply #15November 05, 2004, 04:15:32 pm

VWRacer

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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2004, 04:15:32 pm »
Thanks for the info, guys. I'm at work and can't access the Hostboard site, but will follow up later from home. And because I'm at work, I don't have all the data at my finger tips to tell you just what ratios I can use best. I will be racing the GTI mainly at Thunderhill (www.thunderhill.com), with a main straight of nearly 3/4 mile.

My Datsun 510 can get to about 105 mph there with a 4:10 rear and 1:1 top gear on 13" 195R60 tires. The GTI has 195R60 tires on the stock 14" "Snowflakes". I am looking for about 100 mph top speed. Using this RPM/Speed Calculator with the GTI's stock ratios, I get 5000 RPM.

Actually, that looks about right!  :twisted:
Stan
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Reply #16November 06, 2004, 06:51:42 pm

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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2004, 06:51:42 pm »
Quote from: "VWRacer"
Using this RPM/Speed Calculator with the GTI's stock ratios, I get 5000 RPM.




Wow.  I actually wrote the code for that calculator back in 1997.
It's amazing how things propogate on the internet.


-Dave

Reply #17November 07, 2004, 09:22:15 pm

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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2004, 09:22:15 pm »
Well done, Dave! :D

What do they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or is it plagerism...?  :wink:
Stan
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