Actually there was 2 evil plans... one lazy one, swap pinions on a known good gear set, verses swapping and shimming gears... but the other was
MUWAAA HAA HAAA....
However, I think it's silly.
knocking yet another tooth outa that pinion and finding a bigger ring gear. I would love to run 14" wheels, as it would free up a huge assortment of used (and new if I ever had the cash) rally rubber. Golfs typically run 14's and there's lots of those. "back in the day" there was Swifts and Justys and even some Sentra's I think on 13's. As such getting 13" rally rubber was no problem. Now, not so many options in North America, and I ain't shipping tires from You'rrre-up.
So that option would mean splining the shaft... finding a ring gear or making one, making a pinion to fit splines. Not a likely scenario. And, now seeing that pinion, it's pretty tiny, There's already chunks outa Dave's, I'm not sure it could go smalla and hold up to the massive powa
Either I'll live with the drop in final drive if I go to 14's or forget about it and continue on 13's, errrr whatever. I just wanted pics
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2015 17:05:35 GMT -5 by madmatt
Post by gearheadeh on Sept 18, 2015 21:08:23 GMT -5
Why are you worrying about the rim size? it is the actual diameter of the tire that has to clear the closest point ... ... ..which is the front lower most part of the rear wheel well opening.
Im rocking a 15 inch rim-- this is the rim and tire mounted on a Vivio, it is dark but I will post a pic of the same rim and tire mounted on my first gen tomorrow.
93 white ECVT 4 door future project 91 Silver ECVT 4 dr AC autowrecker rescue---Plus one cut up for parts 91 Red ECVT 4 dr parts car 90 Grey ECVT ex autocrosser now cut up for parts 88 Red std 2 dr future custom now EFI 95 Blue std 4 dr traded 4 a ViVi0 91 Grey ECVT sold 90 White ECVT sold - flip 4 big $ 90 Red std 4 dr parts car 91 Red std racer project 88 Silver std 2 dr - EFI 92 Red ECVT 4 dr AC Now I can point to 7 cars + parts = 13 Justy's
It's not the rim I'm worried about... It's the available tires, their size, and their effect on gearing.
I can smash the body out, that doesn't worry me, in fact when I rebuilt the rear wheel wheels I did open them up about an inch already. My issue is this gearing thing. The lower the gearing, the more torque, the faster I can get going again in any one gear, and the lower the drop in RPM between shifts. And while it now makes more power, it's still no torque monster, so keeping the revs up helps.
If you go to the last decent stage before we blew at Pines last year, (where I'm still timid about the reving motor, that was no use, it blew anyway...) the fist 3 4 mins is no problem, 2-3 gear stuff. But at about 3:50 we move to a fast flowing part of the stage, Even though it revs to 6000... I don't like to spend a lot of time up there, so let's say I shift at 5000 in 3rd, I'm falling to nearly 3000 in 4th with my current first gen transmission, the step up to the 2nd gen will make it nearly 3400, and then the ultimate 2wd 4th gear would make it a usable 3500 or something.
Now... if this new oil pump saves motors... it won't be such an issue, as I won't mind reving higher, and everything gets better the faster you spin the motor.
The standard 14" golf tire is a 175/65/14 or 185/65/14, with the 185's probably more common (available used), vs my tiny 165/65/13's which are already big and heavy. At the nice 6000 rpm 3-4 shift, here's the speed diff.
69.71 mph on 185/65/14
68.19 mph on 175/65/14
63.7 mph on 165/65/13
Anyway, it's all fun to think about
Edit... if you go all the way to 9:05 in that, you can hear when the bearing starts knocking... just as we cross the "Iron Bridge" Edit # 2... did the math below
Last Edit: Sept 19, 2015 4:12:37 GMT -5 by madmatt
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