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Old 07-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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I have a 8ight 2.0 with the 2 shoe set up and I was wondering if it would be better to run with 4 shoes instead of 2.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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I just upgraded my clutch shoes from the stock RTR setup to the roller setup just last weekend, and i was surprised at how much quicker it accelerates from a stop, it was almost like a new car!
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try the king headz 7075 shoes green and gold springs i like them alot almost four gallons on one set so far im thinking five gallons tops hope this helps good luck
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I am running the king headz 6061 shoes with 2 gold and 2 green in a 8T 2.0 and the results are perfect. This setup has 1.5 gallons on it and still measure 24.1 on the digital caliper. Plenty of shoe left. I like my clutch to be a little smoother so the softer shoes are the ticket for me personally. Defiantly use 4 shoes you will notice a difference. The losi lightened blue alum shoes are good too. In a buggy all green or 2 green and 2 gold either way depends on how you like the clutch to engage. If you use all green it will engage a little sooner and not allow the engine to rev as high. Personally I would advise to stay away from the silver springs in a buggy. They are too stiff and will eat the shoes very quickly.
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Alright well thanks for all the replies looks like I will be using 4 shoes now instead of just 2.
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the Composite shoes will prolong the life of the clutch big time....If your racing i would highly advise to keep 2 composite shoes and 2 alum shoes....green or black on composite and gold on the alum.....KH 7075/6061 Dynamite Max life and M2C is what ive ran and they all perform decent....as long as you dont stall the clutch too high you can expect many of gallon's of awesome performance...If you were running it with just 2 shoe's and now your going to 4 you will see night and day performance gains.....I honestly dont get why losi skimps out and only includes 2 flippin shoes on a 4 shoe clutch....make's no seance...but w/e.
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Cant leave out the Trademark Bud!!

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So for buggy silver is a no go. Ive been running silver on alum and black on carbon.(stock setup)
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So for buggy silver is a no go. Ive been running silver on alum and black on carbon.(stock setup)
Well personally I would not run silver but hows that setup working for you? If it aint broke dont try to fix it...
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I just installed the m2c ultralite hard, I guess I will find out how it works this weekend. The stock shoes only lasted around a gallon. I also had alot of tire spin, I really had to ease into the throttle to stop it.
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I have the same buggy and I got these and they work great

http://answer-rcusa.com/zencart/inde...&products_id=5

it will be alot more aggressive and accelerate alot faster when you get 4 shoes in there, its nice


Oh and I used 2blk 2gold for the springs
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Has any one tried the m2c ultralite hard shoes, if they work like they went in, they are a joke. The hole is alot smaller than my losi and not to mention it took me forever to finally get them lined up. Hope they last awhile.
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