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Old 08-23-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Will the Clutch Bell wear more running an RC8 on Grass?

I was wondering if running on grass where there's more resistance if that would cause the clutch bell teeth to wear more than running on dirt or pavement?

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I wouldn't think that alone would make it wear faster. But if you notice the higher drag of the grass making your clutch slip more, the heat buildup I suppose could wear it out. A proper gear mesh is what will make the teeth last a long time.
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I was wondering if running on grass where there's more resistance if that would cause the clutch bell teeth to wear more than running on dirt or pavement?

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Yeah the whole clutch should wear more, but I would check your gear mesh.. An improper mesh setting will cause excessive wear.

When setting your mesh try to get the engine as straight a possible from front to back, Also I rip a piece of business card and sandwich it in between the gears to get a correct mesh setting.. tighten up your engine and pull the paper out.
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Grass provides much more traction than dirt or even asphalt, so I have to imagine it's putting much more stress on the entire drivetrain. Yes, check the gear mesh to be sure it's set properly, but I would expect more wear in the drivetrain regardless.
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Grass provides much more traction than dirt or even asphalt, so I have to imagine it's putting much more stress on the entire drivetrain. Yes, check the gear mesh to be sure it's set properly, but I would expect more wear in the drivetrain regardless.
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I have raced on grass a few times and yes it does wear on the drivetrain a lot, brakes and where tires meet rims.
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