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Old 03-24-2011, 10:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
I was thinking that I would gear it so that at 60 mph, it's running about 2500rpm... That will give me enough "overhead" to accelerate and overtake if necessary, while still keeping me in that really efficient area.

Torque 'curve'... Lol.

You will be lucky to see mid 50's for a top speed and the acceleration will be somewhat slow.

Not trying to discourage you.

Look at the site I posted earlier. It's already been done several times and the results are known.

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