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Old 09-15-2009, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Tire Life on Friction Drive

Originally Posted by ut1205 View Post
Are you using the same motor on your gear drive? If so, how does the power compare to the friction drive on dry roads. If the power is the same or better then I am ready to upgrade to gear drive using my current R/S engine.
My friction motors were several 27cc and 33cc IIRC homelite and one Honda or Ryobi 4 stroke weed wackers. The gear drives are generic 44cc and 67cc chinese 2 stroke kits. The difference in performance is HUGE. And there's the issue with wet roads. However I do miss the light weight friction setups and specially the zero drag penalty.
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