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Old 07-06-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Aluminum or rubber clutch shoes

whats is better aluminum or rubber clutch shoes. and which clutch shoes are the best for a ofna lx1 8 scale buggy.


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The black shoes are actually carbon, not rubber. Most guys run a combination of the two. For instance in a 3 shoe clutch(like yours) lots of guys run 2 aluminum and 1 carbon. You can also use different combinations of springs. Usually the carbon shoe gets a lighter spring because it is lighter than aluminum. For your ofna clutch I would run 2 silver aluminum shoes with gold springs, and 1 carbon shoe with a black spring.

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The black shoes are actually carbon, not rubber. Most guys run a combination of the two. For instance in a 3 shoe clutch(like yours) lots of guys run 2 aluminum and 1 carbon. You can also use different combinations of springs. Usually the carbon shoe gets a lighter spring because it is lighter than aluminum. For your ofna clutch I would run 2 silver aluminum shoes with gold springs, and 1 carbon shoe with a black spring.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=1674
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...?idproduct=517
why would you mix them like that. Basically all im trying to do is get really good accleration and better performance
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You have to find the right mix for your track. If you set up your clutch for instant engagement without the traction to apply it, you will just spin your tires

Its an experiment, but a good starting point is what Jammin referred, or all aluminum shoes, with 1 gold and 2 black springs
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You have to find the right mix for your track. If you set up your clutch for instant engagement without the traction to apply it, you will just spin your tires

Its an experiment, but a good starting point is what Jammin referred, or all aluminum shoes, with 1 gold and 2 black springs
i was thinking about getting these for my buggy what do you think

http://www.rcconsumables.com/product...oducts_id=5134

and by the way i dont race i just bash
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If you bash, or race, get these:http://answer-rcusa.com/zencart/inde...&products_id=4



They will last a lot longer than the Jammin shoes
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If you bash, or race, get these:http://answer-rcusa.com/zencart/inde...&products_id=4



They will last a lot longer than the Jammin shoes
why are the jammin ones more expensive

those clutches dont look like they will work for my ofna lx1 because they arent flat
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They are the same shoes, they will work just fine, The Jammin ones are more money because Jammin is a more proven company. Answer RC is still new. I have been running the answer shoes for 6 months, They are cheeper, last longer and are a little heavier so they hit harder..Perfect for bashing or racing. the jammin shoes will wear out within a gallon of fuel
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They are the same shoes, they will work just fine, The Jammin ones are more money because Jammin is a more proven company. Answer RC is still new. I have been running the answer shoes for 6 months, They are cheeper, last longer and are a little heavier so they hit harder..Perfect for bashing or racing. the jammin shoes will wear out within a gallon of fuel
ok well thanks for the info. Ive been reading reviews about the answer rc clutch shoes and all i see is positive things about it. So im gonna try those out and see how i like them
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no clutch shoes last longer than dynamite maxlifes, but the answer do hit harder ( a bit too hard for a buggy but to bash have at it.
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no clutch shoes last longer than dynamite maxlifes, but the answer do hit harder ( a bit too hard for a buggy but to bash have at it.
to me theres no such thing as hitting TOO hard. I dont car if the wheels do spin at accleration
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to me theres no such thing as hitting TOO hard. I dont car if the wheels do spin at accleration
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If that's what your looking for then use all black springs
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If that's what your looking for then use all black springs
whats the spring color have to do with that
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The black are the stiffest springs, which will hold the shoes in place longer, and then when they open they will lock up your clutch bell
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whats the spring color have to do with that
LOL. Different color = different stiffness of a spring. If you want the most possible sanp, run all aluminum shoes with heavy springs. It will snap hard, but wear out faster. For bashing all aluminum would be fine. Us racers like to be able to control wheel spin, and tune our clutches for different conditions.
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