Hello, Iím new to RC and this community!
I got a Grave Digger 1/16 to my birthday a few months ago. Didnít know what that is, but I found it pretty cool and had fun so far. Now after a few runs and reading a lot about RC I think I understand the basics. And Ė surprise, surprise Ė I startet a wishlist of upgrades and changes:
2WD -> 4WD
Monster Jam wheels -> Canyon AT wheels
2x NiMH 1200 -> 2x Lipo 2200
ESC XL-2.5 -> VXL-3m
Motor Titan 12T 550 -> Velineon 380 Brushless
So in the end (will there ever be an end ...?) I wanna have something like a Summit VXL with some parts of the Digger I guess.
Now I have a question about gearing:
Grave Digger comes with a stock gearing of 23/55.
Summit 1/16 VXL has stock 16/50 and REvo 1/16 VXL 28/50.
While the Summit has an acceptable range of 11-17/55 (beside 16/50), ERevo has a range of 21-25/45 or 16-28/50 or 11-30/55.
Why is the acceptable gearing range of the Summit so much smaller than the one of the ERevo?
As far as I know they are both very similar to each other: Same chassis, same motor, same ESC, same shocks, etc.
I read about the relation between tire diameter and pinion gear. Is this the (only) reason for this huge difference in acceptable gearing range?
I ordered 16/50 for my conversion of the Digger, but now I am a little bit confused if this is the right choice.