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Old 06-18-2011, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Help a newb set up his first build!!

Originally Posted by DV8 View Post
Wow 10% loss per 1000ft is way worse then i was thinking,
I'm beginning to think the last 3 miles of 15% grade switchbacks, which start at 5000ft is gonna blow that thing up!!

Well i was imagining i would need to have a shift kit to help with the mountain but I'm 2nd guessing if i could still make it all the way up now....

49cc+shift kit+15% mountain=BOOM?? lol
I can't vouch for its accuracy, but there's an altitude\HP calculator here:

Wallace Racing - Braking HP Loss at Altitude Calculator
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