George's Hotrods

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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby JiI » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:39 am

Just looked those tires up. 31" diameter in the rear? Wow, that'll play with the gearing! Smile
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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby George » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:01 pm

JiI wrote:Just looked those tires up. 31" diameter in the rear? Wow, that'll play with the gearing! Smile
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I don't think it will be a problem with the 2.2 subi motor she's just going to have long legs.

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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby BBWB » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:18 am

Ya, my bus would do 75mph in third gear easy at 32-3300rpm with my 30" tires. Fourth loped along at 2000rpms@75mph. I've since come down to 27" tires, it's right on 75mph@3200rpm. It was like having a really tall overdrive with the taller tires.
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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby George » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:03 am

BBWB wrote:Ya, my bus would do 75mph in third gear easy at 32-3300rpm with my 30" tires. Fourth loped along at 2000rpms@75mph. I've since come down to 27" tires, it's right on 75mph@3200rpm. It was like having a really tall overdrive with the taller tires.


Considering the weight ratio to hp this should be interesting. Nice thing about a VW trans is the ability to manipulate the gearing. Wink for now it's looking like a salt flat racer.

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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby BBWB » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:21 am

^^^That could be interesting, and fun!
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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby JiI » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:23 pm

Are you going to put roll up windows in it? If so, how are you intending on making them work at the top?
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Re: George's Hotrods

Postby JiI » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:24 pm

George wrote:
JiI wrote:Just looked those tires up. 31" diameter in the rear? Wow, that'll play with the gearing! Smile
Jeff


I don't think it will be a problem with the 2.2 subi motor she's just going to have long legs.


I'll be running a 2.5 subie but it will be all wheel drive. Wink
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