So I guess I'm going to hop on the bandwagon for these specific class threads that I've seen here and there... So Post pictures, Stories, Rants, Seek help or whatever it is people do these days
If there is worry about the SXS's getting faster why not go to a bigger motor than the 2.5 when that time comes? Something in the 250-300 hp range? Now is the time to talk about what might be better than the 2.5 eco.I have had to research this recently as I'm entering into a new build and did not want to go down the wrong road. This is what I know...currently no racing organization is changing to the 2.5l in 2020. The issue of the 2.4l availability is acknowledged by the organizations; however, the current availability of motor components is not keeping anyone from building or rebuilding motors so there is not a huge urgency in implementing this change. Has it increased cost? - ya betcha but there is no solution that does not involve increased costs. Certain folks are pushing for the 2.5's but a bigger group are pushing against it. I suspect there will be a change in the future but there is no guarantee that the solution is the 2.5l's as they will eventually have the same production issues.
Now as the SXS's get faster and faster the class as a whole may begin to embrace this idea. That train is moving very quickly....
Now I know why the class 10 forum is dead. You can't have a discussion when all you get are stupid comments. I said trans prep- doesn't that imply I'm spending the money before the race? Is there something more expensive than a Fortin that is the magic Trans?Drive slower or spend more money on the trans up front....
Everything eventually wears out in a transmission. Some gears will last longer than others as they get less mileage per race. Ring and pinions wear, bearings wear, seals leak. Its all getting beat up.Mind if I ask what is wearing in the trans? You mentioned the fortin setup and I thought they were pretty decent until you rip the trailing arm off like schweers last year lol. Even then the case just cracked.
What ring and pinion do you run with the ecotecs? We've had our 091 to a NorthStar for 14 years pounding whoops and running 200-400 mile weekends without issues. We were talking to jon about the fortins and he said he had good luck with them besides the costly refreshes. On the 5's and 10's are the clutches pretty stiff? We were wanting to buy jons old red 5 car and when I hopped in I noticed the clutch pedal itself was pretty soft. Ours in our buggy right now will literally blow your foot off of it when releasing at the last 5-10% of the pedal travel. The fortins also have external coolers correct?Everything eventually wears out in a transmission. Some gears will last longer than others as they get less mileage per race. Ring and pinions wear, bearings wear, seals leak. Its all getting beat up.