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Old 09-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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im confused on the difference from brand to brand..looking around they all look the same..like, for mugen.. for jammin for rc8 etc etc ... the only thing im guessing is maybe some are wider than others?? and springs..are they all different also?? is there a way to tell what springs you have? like if you got something used from someone else .. thanks
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The whole clutch? Each fly wheel is a lil bit differant, each manufacturer has a branded model, some are better quality, and yes there are differant spings, if you have a bunch of used ones, or ones you think are use, if you can afford to toss em out, just get one or two new sets, around the 1.0 range is a good starting point, Mugen, Kyosho, Jammin/Ofna stuff pretty much are interchangable, you will most likley need to make mesh adjustments if have different brand stuff, but they will work fine together. The AE and Losi stuff is not really interchangable with other brands, they have bigger bearings (At least I think AE does? Losi for sure) the biggest thing you need to look at in my opinion is the flywheel diamater, not sure what you have, but if you change up make sure you do not go bigger, your buggy will stall if you case a jump, or even land hard sometimes, just make sure it is not sticking through the chasis, once springs get all mixed up its hard to tell what each one is exactly..least for me it is, I keep a few used ones just in case, but try to always run known good ones, and change them every three or four races, same with the clutch bearings, they take alot of heat and abuse...Hope this helps a bit.
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thanks.. yeah i guess i was talking about the clutch shoes when i said they all looked the same..but thought maybe the clutch bell and shoes width may of been different from car to car.
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Same applies, bells and shoes vary from brand to brand, some wider, some narrow, you know about teeth on the bells, right, if not, count them, they are common from 12-16T for off road, most common 13 and 14 tooth...
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yeah..ive been racing electric touring since 02.. this is just my 1st nitro ever
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