gear ratio

so…
my team has been having trouble finding a good gear ratio to run on our bot…
we first ran a 5:1 ratio
that didnt have enough power to run our bot…
ther we ran a 5:2 ratio
that was plenty fast enough but it mas REALLY slow turning
so we changed it to a 2:5 ratio to get more torque
it was CRAZY slow but really fast turning…

so what do you guys think would be the best ratio that will give us enough speed and power to say…get onto the lazy-suzan center peice…

please help!!!

i think you are getting your gear ratios backward the motor gear goes on the left and the wheel gear goes on the right.
I have found that 1:1 is a great ratio for driving, but as far as turning speed I would sujest free spinning onmi wheels and powered wheels.

ok…thats what we were going to try next.

thanks

Personally i prefer a 1:3 (36:12)Gear ratio. If you chain all of the wheels together you should jave ample power for gettin up the platform and good turning and great speed.

ooo…ill have to try that…

thanks