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Old 04-24-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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for a average user?? I have a mugen and my friend says they burn out pretty quick (not mugen just clutch shoes in general)
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depending on your gearing you'll be lucky to get a gallon. there are no shoes that last longer than dynamite max-life shoes. my current set is on their second gallon and are just now starting to need de-burring, in a truggy.
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Try to run lighter clutch springs so that they dont hit as hard thats what makes them wear faster. In buggy .9 at most 1.0 and truggy try to get away with 1.0's your shoes will last way longer that way. You also can get light shoes so they engage earlier too acts like a lighter spring. But if you have a engine that lacks down low then you will need to get the bigger springs so that you have power off the line. You will figure it out.
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on my rc8 i use the ae alumn shoes and so far have 1 1/2 gallon of fuel and they are still good. i check them every once in a while and file off the burs but thats it. when i finish the 1/2 gallon of fuel i have left im going to change.
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+1 on the max life shoes
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anybody looking for better reformance lower m/a on clutch parts should really check out WWW.M2CRACING.COM mitch is a stand up guy creating clutches that work better offer more adjustability and durabilty ...i have been running his 4 shoe set up for almost a year now ...they are the best clutches i have found period ...check out his site ....he also makes some nice upgraded adjustable rear hinge pin kits and holders for most makes ....just my .02 on clutches ....
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Iam with you on the m2c by far the best and priced right. i run truggy and i did alot of testing last year and found m2c the best. good luck
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What do u guys use to get the burs off? a file?
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Well into my second gallon on my stock O'Donnell shoes. I grabbed a spare set just in case, but have yet to remove them from the package.
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What do u guys use to get the burs off? a file?
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What do u guys use to get the burs off? a file?
Xacto knife, razor knife, fine file, or sanding drum on a dremel. Me I use the Dremel

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anybody looking for better reformance lower m/a on clutch parts should really check out WWW.M2CRACING.COM mitch is a stand up guy creating clutches that work better offer more adjustability and durabilty ...i have been running his 4 shoe set up for almost a year now ...they are the best clutches i have found period ...check out his site ....he also makes some nice upgraded adjustable rear hinge pin kits and holders for most makes ....just my .02 on clutches ....
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Iam with you on the m2c by far the best and priced right. i run truggy and i did alot of testing last year and found m2c the best. good luck

And yea, M2C's kick ass. I've tried Answers shoes, AE stock shoes and M2C's. Only the M2C's have lasted more than a gallon, have almost 2 gallons on the set I'm running now and they're the Medium compound. I manicure them after every race.
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i have 4 gallons on my O'Donnell shoes that are on my truggy and all i do is de-bur them after every qualifying and main

m2c is good too
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Alright thanks.
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No BS I have 5 gallons on my Z-Buggy's stock alum shoes, and 0 wear still and 0 mushrooming still!
I am speechless.
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i have 10 gal. on my stock kyosho shoes in truggy











j/k you would be doing just fine to replace every gallon of fuel as a ritual , clean shoes and clutch bell every 25-30 min. of runtime for max life .
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