April 6, 2016
I need to do a little house cleaning this morning. The Sidewinder gearing specs that were posted here (with the disclaimer ‘subject to change’) have been tweaked recently. The latest numbers I have been given are as follows:
129-137= 9T x 2.86 @ 21/41 gear.
141 x 1.6 & 153 x 1.75 = 8T x 3.00 @ 21/41 gear.
141 x 2.25 & 153 x 2.25 = 8T x 3.00 @ 24/50 gear.
162 x 3.00 = 7T x 3.00 @ 21/49 gear.
Our engineers plan to continue testing and development well into spring in the quest to produce the best performing sleds possible. I wouldn’t be too surprised if there are additional updates into production. I have asked a couple of senior engineers if the new turbo will deliver the same horsepower and torque as we have seen in the validation units. The answers have been quite positive with no changes indicated that would affect the performance.
If you have any questions on anything I post here or on the new sleds in general, please don’t hesitate to post in the comments.