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  • Pawel B

    January 12, 2012 #1 Author

    what if I have a 128t spur gear??? (^_^)


    • wilkewhaq

      January 12, 2012 #2 Author

      The problem has been addressed!  Thanks!


  • Caloy76

    February 11, 2012 #5 Author

    what about for shaft driven chassis? i like the old converter


    • DriftMission

      February 11, 2012 #6 Author

       Shaft driven chassis CS calculator works the same way as 2 belt calculator.


  • Mr_olza

    February 13, 2012 #7 Author

    Hi , I wonder which one is better to calculate the FDR

    some people use CS Ratio to calculate FDR, but another people use only Rear Ratio to calculate FDR, so it became Rear FDR

    especially in my country Indonesia this issue has been known to become hot debate between RC drifters, since each method resulting significant difference and really confusing among us

    sorry for bad english 😀


    • DriftMission

      February 14, 2012 #8 Author


      In my opinion, there is no better or worse for calculating FDR.  Because FDR number tells you the theoretical torque and speed available with your current gear ratio.  I say theoretical because with hard compound drift tires, it would be difficult to get enough grip to hit top speeds.

      I can understand why some people like using rear ratio to calculate FDR because that will yield your maximum speed/torque rating of your OVER-DRIVEN wheels.  Which is what will tell you how much speed or torque you have at the rear wheels, without any care of the front wheels, since the rears spin faster.

      Personally we use CS ratio to calculate FDR.  Since CS ratio is relativity of front to rear differential speeds, that way we take both front and rear gear ratios into account.  This is how we calculate all of our cars so its the method we choose to use.

      Both methods work and yield different numbers, but those are just numbers if they are not relative to anything.  The important thing is that everyone you play rc drift with does it the same way, that way there is a constant value you can use to compare between everyone.


      • Pavel Shevchuk

        March 22, 2012 #9 Author

        I’ve stumbled upon same question when developing my Countersteer Calculator iOS app.

        FDR based on CS Ratio makes no sense. For stock 50/50 TA05-VDF and TA05-v2 it would result in same number, but actually, VDF’s stock internal drive ratio is higher – 18/36 vs. 16/36 of v2, and it needs higher ratio on motor gears to have same torque.

        I’ve settled on rear FDR formula, since it represents a more overdriven, and always-running (opposed to front one-way) axle, and therefore has greater impact on motor temperature and chassis smoothness. I like my Rear FDR 5.5 to 6.0 – with 10.5T motor it results in decent top speed, great torque even on carpet, and motor is hardly warm even when after hours of sliding

        P.S. My app gets updated tomorrow – i’ve added HiRes graphics for The New iPad’s retina display 😉


  • Schemerth Simon

    March 31, 2013 #10 Author

    Experts, what spur gear do you recommend for a Sakura D3 running a 10.5t motor and revenoutton pro esc. Thanks in advance, I’m tired of playing with calculators and what to hear about experiences.


  • Kelvin Lai

    May 25, 2013 #13 Author

    any recommended for E4d MF Pro cs ratio?


  • Max

    July 13, 2013 #15 Author

    Hi may i know where can i get different pulleys for TA 06?


  • Azuwan Siong

    July 17, 2013 #16 Author

    i want to know, how to calculate the final drive for trf 416? and what final drive is suitable.? this is because my motor get hot faster. i convert it to cs 1.83


    • TooDrift

      September 11, 2013 #17 Author

      105t spur 30t pinion


  • Apex Drifter

    September 9, 2013 #18 Author

    any recommended for E4D cs ratio?


  • AphX

    September 21, 2013 #20 Author

    SJ OTA R31
    CS Ratio: 3.56
    CS Percentage: 256
    CS FDR: 11.79


  • joseph perfect

    November 12, 2013 #22 Author

    Hi there, could someone help me, I have a Schumacher Mi1 I have a 86 spur, a 22 pinion and my secondary gearing is 36 tooth and 20 tooth does anyone know how to put that in the table above or can someone work out what my final drive is form those figures I just cant seem to grab the formula or equation – please help 🙁


  • Mharsani Ishak

    March 30, 2014 #24 Author

    Im running 5.5t motor w/ 60A esc (xerun) what is the best pinion n spur gear to use? Can someone please advise..thankx!


    • kathrine manson

      July 12, 2014 #25 Author

      the question is?? what chassis? and its running on 2 belt drive or 3 belt drive


  • JonyX

    July 21, 2014 #26 Author

    Hi DM i have a sakura d3 so what cs its great for drift? i have a 80T and 23T of piñon and i have a speed passion 3500kv 😉


  • Al

    October 24, 2014 #27 Author

    Hi! Im running drift on smooth concrete surface with speed passion 8.5t brushless motor with reventon pro 1.1 on stock ta05 chassis. Front differential pulley is 37t/18t, rear differetial pulley 28t/23t. With a 90t spur gear, what pinion gear do u recommend? Thanks in advance. 🙂


  • Buda Boco

    November 30, 2014 #28 Author

    hi i have a hpi sprint 2 with 32/12 in the front and 32/21 in rear pinion n spur gear are 60/23
    CS Ratio: 1.75
    CS Percentage: 75
    CS FDR: 4.57

    so this is what it added up two if someone would tell me wat these numbers mean i would really appreciate thank in advance


  • Putra Za

    March 1, 2015 #29 Author

    What spur and pinion should i use for full overdose dp..


  • Ben Rowed

    May 31, 2015 #30 Author

    would like to get my sakura d3 to between 150% & 160% what belts or gears do i need thoughtout please ?


  • dinh van chi

    February 1, 2016 #31 Author

    I to use this ratio 8.5T motor is not?


  • Erkan Alpergün

    April 2, 2016 #32 Author

    Hi, in 2 belt hotbodies chasis when i change the rear center pulley 18t to 24t how can i calculate the right belt? (for now s3m501 belt)


  • johanne

    September 21, 2016 #33 Author

    i used 34pinion and 70spur with 3300kv motor and 4s lipo.. imagine that!


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