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Old 11-07-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
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Default Losi 8ight buggy and Truggy Clutch problems

Im sure this has been asked in the Losi 8 build tread, but i changed my clutch setup to the KH alumi, with the stock springs. For the 1st. 3 mins, the motor hits hard, but once it gets hot, it seems to drag the motor and has no pop out of the corners or for big jumps. I changed back to the stock carbon-alumi setup and it's strong all the way through a 20 min main. What springs should i use with the KH????
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For the 8ight 2 gold and 2 silver and 8ight T all silver with KH or any aluminum shoes for that matter.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Did you install new springs when you installed new clutch shoes? Old springs will lose their effectiveness because of the constant heating and cooling. So, as a general rule, I use new springs when I put new shoes on. Also, clean the inside of your clutch bell with some motor cleaner and a scrubby pad (the carbon shoes will leave some build-up that will affect engagement of the new shoes.)
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For the 8ight 2 gold and 2 silver and 8ight T all silver with KH or any aluminum shoes for that matter.
Well for the buggy i did use gold and silvers and it worked pretty good, but i didnt try all sliver on my truggy....Thank you .. i will try that.
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Did you install new springs when you installed new clutch shoes? Old springs will lose their effectiveness because of the constant heating and cooling. So, as a general rule, I use new springs when I put new shoes on. Also, clean the inside of your clutch bell with some motor cleaner and a scrubby pad (the carbon shoes will leave some build-up that will affect engagement of the new shoes.)

Yes it was a brand new clutch set up i installed, and after 2 heats the motor just wouldnt get up and go. I will clean the bell out as i did see the carbon build up on another clutch bell i was running.....Thank you so much for all your help.

Has anyone ever used all carbon shoes? If so what was the result, or what would the results be?
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I've been running all 4 carbon shoes with 4 gold springs. I love the way it feels and how long it lasts. I have the same shoes and springs for 3 gallons with hardly any wear. I also think there is less heat and helps with clutch bell bearing life.This for the buggy. I don't have a 8T, so I am not sure on the set-up there, but I've heard 4 aluminum shoes with 4 silver springs.
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I've been running all 4 carbon shoes with 4 gold springs. I love the way it feels and how long it lasts. I have the same shoes and springs for 3 gallons with hardly any wear. I also think there is less heat and helps with clutch bell bearing life.This for the buggy. I don't have a 8T, so I am not sure on the set-up there, but I've heard 4 aluminum shoes with 4 silver springs.

Cool, i want to try the all carbon because i did think about the heat and the clutch bearing. Are you using the losi carbon, or something else? Sorry for all the silly questions, but i just need to get this buggy and truggy running good so i can do go this winter....thanks
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Is there another company that makes carbon shoes for the Losi clutch? i'm not sure to be honest.. I'm running the same setup on my 8 as Don tho, 4 Losi carbons/Gold springs, and i like it a lot. one thing you want to keep an eye on is the inner bearing, because of the fine carbon dust that can get in the bearings and chew them up. I've only got about 2 gallons on this current clutch, but i dont remember the last time i changed bearings... keep em clear of alum & carbon dust, and they'll last a Long time.

I also run all Alum's (Losi Long-Wears)/silver springs on my 8-T, and i've had the same shoes/springs on that beast for a few months now. it's gone thru qualifying and 30-min mains at both a Minnesota Nitro Series race and the Reedy Truck Race. I think, as a rule of thumb, if you monitor all parts of the Losi clutches a little closer than others, the lifespan will greatly increase. Taking a few mins to clean the dust outta the bell, cleaning the bearings and making sure everything is shimmed correctly is a lot more exciting than dropping $40-50 to rebuild everything.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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Yes, Losi carbon shoes.
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DUDE, there is a for sale thread on this site.
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So layedback, what's your problem with the clutch?
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No problem with my clutch, wanted to bump this back in action for anyone that is having problems. good info here
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No problem with my clutch, wanted to bump this back in action for anyone that is having problems. good info here
So did you ever try the 4 carbon shoes set-up for your buggy?
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