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WR426 gearing in dunes?

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I just got my 2001 WR426 right before thanksgiving and went down to the dunes for thanksgiving. It ran great all day and night, but im having trouble getting into 4th gear going up the hill. I want to be able to use most of 4th instead of having to bog down to 3rd gear and rapp it out. What gearing do you guys think will be best for the dunes and desert? Thanks

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I just got my 2001 WR426 right before thanksgiving and went down to the dunes for thanksgiving. It ran great all day and night, but im having trouble getting into 4th gear going up the hill. I want to be able to use most of 4th instead of having to bog down to 3rd gear and rapp it out. What gearing do you guys think will be best for the dunes and desert? Thanks
Go up at least acouple of teeth on the rear sprocket. The problem with sand is that you need to keep the rpms up to prevent bogging, but a smaller sprocket means you need higher speed or more wheel spin to do it. A larger sprocket will reduce your overall top speed, but it will raise the rpms at a lower speed so that you have less problem with bogging or stalling and you'll be able to carry a higher gear longer. Unfortunately, what works in the dunes will probably not work in the desert. You'll probably want a smaller gear in the desert for more top end and longer time between shifts.

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I ride the dunes often on my 2001 wr426. I like 13/51 for the dunes. Seems to get the job done. I ride 14/50 for the desert. Good luck.

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