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Old 02-01-2013, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaykobo View Post
thanks.but want to ask about something

does the higher gear ratio make a better crancking?and does it need more ampers?

I was looking in summitracing and see most use 4.40 gear ratio

Proform High-Compression Racing Starters 67050 -

Proform High-Compression Racing Starters 67052 -

Tuff Stuff Gear Reduction Starters 6550B -

the last is 6:1 ratio

I will just take a round and see what can I found...thanks for the CFR starter...I will thinking about too
The 6:1 starter is using that ratio to overcome having a less powerful motor. It will work on either size flexplate. The Proform starters have to match the size of the flexplate, they're not a "one size fits both" deal, but they're more powerful.

Besides the battery voltage, the amp draw of the starter will depend on the armature windings/field strength and the amount of load the starter sees. It would be expected that a gear reduction starter wouldn't draw as much current as a non gear reduction starter all else being equal, due to the mechanical advantage it has.
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