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Old 12-31-2006, 09:25 PM   #16
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anyone using the fioroni turbo sliding clutch? how does it compare?
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The Fironi clutch is not as consistant or smooth as the Works clutch.

The Fironi I had, used a 90 degree cut on the shoe side of the flywheel. This made the clutch abrupt regardless of the settings.

The Works clutch uses an angled surface to hold both the flywheel and the bell side of the shoe. This make the clutch consistant and responsive to adjustments. I have had gallons on this clutch and have never found the need to replace shoes yet.
I did some playing and found the carbon/rulon - gold spring combination made the clutch feel just right. With a little throttle you can drive the tight sections well and as you pull it increases in a very linier manner. It drives and accelerates like an electric.

The Losi clutch wasn't far off but the wear was soo bad it was short lived in my car. Since I have moved on I just never bothered going back. I have never been a fan of aluminum shoes on a steel bell.

When the car comes to pit row I have never seen the clutch bell temping over 110 degrees using the Works clutch.

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #18
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Can someone please list for me the losi 8's clutch spring colors from softest to hardest. THX
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Can someone please list for me the losi 8's clutch spring colors from softest to hardest. THX
black, green, gold, silver
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:49 AM   #20
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I was having trouble with bottom end on my RB setup and switched from a jammin to a Losi 8ight. Without changing anything else the Losi clutch felt 10x better stock out of the box. I would stick to with the TL clutch.
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Thanks Rich.

David on the RB's if you don't have enough low end, your pipe or your clutch is not optimum. Both are key.
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RBMike: 2 different clutches and at the time a JP-2 pipe (not sure if that is the right one), but the bottem on my C5 is everywhere...fat then lean, then ok, then fat, never the same.
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I run the Fioroni Turbo slider (the two shoe) with ofna clutch bells.... it works great and I have had zero problems and all I do is clean it after each race day.... I've been running it for about 41/2 months!
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the stock clutch with the 7075 kingheadz is the way to go.

IF you do want to run a 3 shoe then you have to shim the flywheel forward a bunch. or if you buy the kingheadz motor mount it has 2 positions on it, one for stock setup and another one moved forward 2mm for a 3 shoe setup without having to shim the crap outta it.

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RBMike: 2 different clutches and at the time a JP-2 pipe (not sure if that is the right one), but the bottem on my C5 is everywhere...fat then lean, then ok, then fat, never the same.
though it doesn't explain the variation, you probably won't get as much bottom end as you want from the jp2 as the pipe is designed more to optomize top end. you probably already knew that though.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:43 PM   #26
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Dave, the fat lean thing does not sound like a pipe or clutch but rather and air leak in the motor (or fuel system). Even if you pick the wrong pipe or clutch the tunning should be consistant (given same air temp, humdity, etc.) How old is your RB? Is the outside of the motor clean after you have run it?
Is there any wetness or dirt build-up anywhere like behind the flywheel?

For the record it is my opinion that the RB (or nova rossi) pipes work best with RB's (or nova's).
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The stock Losi clutch set up may wear faster than others but I personaly like the way the car accelerates with it. I would prefer the punch over the wear. I got a gallon on my first set. Thats pretty good for that kind of performance IMO.

The new Blue Losi shoes are different material (7075 I think) they should wear a lot better than the previous ones.
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All 4 KH shoes with 2 gold springs and 2 green springs. Hits nice and smooth with my V Spec. I'm VERY HAPPY with that setup!!! I Can see getting 2+ gallons on a set of shoes easy!
Supermaxx Im going to try your set-up, Is it good all around? Or does it favor loose, slick,or high tracktion? Thank's. C.
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Supermaxx Im going to try your set-up, Is it good all around? Or does it favor loose, slick,or high tracktion? Thank's. C.
I'm on a loose track right now. I think I'm going to give the stock clutch a try now that they have the new material shoes out.
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I am running the stock flywheel with 4 KHZ 7075 shoes, 2 green, 2 gold springs. The setup runs perfect. I just de-burred the clutch after 1 gallon and it barely needed anything taken off. I can see getting another gallon easy. Great punch/ wear, 5 Stars in my opinion.
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