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Old 06-04-2008, 02:50 PM   #1426
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I use an ACE DS1313 for steering, and a JR 570 for throttle/brake duties, I am happy with them, esp teh ACE
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ace ds1015 for steering and the ds1313 for throtal
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #1428
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On servos I whould say Futaba BLS351 on stirring and BLS451 ob t/b.
These are very good servos but also not the cheapest. verry low current drawers. Ace 1015 is also a good one but they use 4x the power a futaba uses. We did messure the powerdraw at my LHS.

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Old 06-04-2008, 05:55 PM   #1429
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Hey guys, I'm confused on which clutch spring is stiffest? Is it the gold or the silver springs?
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Hey guys, I'm confused on which clutch spring is stiffest? Is it the gold or the silver springs?
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the silver's are stiffer.
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I have the silvers on all 4's of losi long wear aluminums but my clutch still "slides". Is the spring not stiff enough or could it be the shoes that I'm using?
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ace ds1015 for steering and the ds1313 for throtal

I thought about going that route, but I use teh DS1313 for steering and it has been very adequate, and never lacking, because it doesnt kill batteries so quick as teh 1015.
As well analog servos seem to last longer on throttle/brake duty
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I have the silvers on all 4's of losi long wear aluminums but my clutch still "slides". Is the spring not stiff enough or could it be the shoes that I'm using?


whats the measurement on the shoes ? and how old are they ?
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whats the measurement on the shoes ? and how old are they ?
No clue to the measurement of the shoes but they are fairly new... about 4 tanks on them.
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No clue to the measurement of the shoes but they are fairly new... about 4 tanks on them.



take a set of caliper's to the shoes and measure the contact patch across 2 shoes...if its below 23.3 the shoes are Done....but 4 tanks seem very unlikely the shoes would be pucked up.
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I have the silvers on all 4's of losi long wear aluminums but my clutch still "slides". Is the spring not stiff enough or could it be the shoes that I'm using?
IMO the springs are the problem, they are too stiff, try four gold springs. You might even want to step down to a lighter spring then the gold. You will lose some of the snap, but on a loose track, the truck will not be upset as much when you stab the throttle.
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I have the silvers on all 4's of losi long wear aluminums but my clutch still "slides". Is the spring not stiff enough or could it be the shoes that I'm using?
I would have to agree with Yaright on this it sounds like your springs are to hard and the shoes aren't engaging properly.

the losi long lifes are a hard shoe and tend to slip more than a king heads or m2c 7075 shoes

try cleaning out the cluch bell with a dremel to remove any ali residue and go to softer springs


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I have the silvers on all 4's of losi long wear aluminums but my clutch still "slides". Is the spring not stiff enough or could it be the shoes that I'm using?
when you put the shoes on did you replace the clutch bearings? if you did did you blow the greese out the rear bearing? ALso did you clean the clutch bell out? Try buring the clutch in to see if it helps any.
Push the car on the ground and give throtal till the car starts to wana pull away
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Everyone's running the stock shock setup? At a minimum I think I am going to move to thicker oil as it is almost 30 degrees hotter than when we were racing two months ago.

On the new Losi grips, do you guys like them better than Proline Bowties or crime fighters? I am unhappy with the bowties coming unglued from the rims real bad. I am nowhere near worn down on the tread, but I am not so sure how long the sidewalls are going to last with my constant need to reglue them. I am using the Losi tire glue, is there anything better to use?
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On the new Losi grips, do you guys like them better than Proline Bowties or crime fighters?
What are Losi grips?
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