Carpenter 230 kit...gearing?


#1
Hey guys, I'm looking for some help for a starting point for sprockets. I have an 05 with a carpenter 230 kit. 230 rwhp. I have a macintosh 7 over arm. Air shirt, launch limiter, and I am just finishing instead a new Hayes convertible clutch. Do u think 16f and 42r is to much gear.. Or should I go towards 17 40. And pass thru the traps in lower gear? Looking for best 1/4 mile setup to start. Thought others experience might save me time and frustration
 
#3
My personal opinion is gear it as low as possible without pinning you to the ground! The quicker you can accelerate the better! At least I think that's the goal. That's a lot of hp for only 7 over. Should be a lot of fun to ride! If you get the clutch dialed in I think you can definitely experiment with different gearing. The heavier you are the more gear you need to IMO. Good luck and keep us posted when you run that beast! :bowdown::thumbsup:
 

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16/54 @ 10 over for me (200~ HP) and i am at redline 6th gear at the 1/4. I am going to try 17/54 for the next weekend to bring the RPM down a bit. I also run solid with a bar.
 
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16/54 @ 10 over for me (200~ HP) and i am at redline 6th gear at the 1/4. I am going to try 17/54 for the next weekend to bring the RPM down a bit. I also run solid with a bar.
Every time I read your gearing I chuckle!!! Love it! I'll be trying out my 16 and 48 next weekend! Can't wait.
 

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