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Old 07-08-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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Questions?? CLUTCH SHOES--LEADING or FALLOW??!!??

What is the best way to run your clutch shoes
for different response?? Carbon or aluminum??
Lead or fallow?! Thanks for the help!!
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trailing or following as you said is the norm, and worki the best that way
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I didnt think you could put them in the other way. The engine spins counter clockwise and the shoes need to trail behind the pin.
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If you run aluminum then I would mount my shoes trailing. Because of the grab that al. shoes have.

With the carbons you could go either way depending on how much punch you want. Leading for more grab and go, trailing to make a little easier to drive. It depends on the traction available.
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I didnt think you could put them in the other way. The engine spins counter clockwise and the shoes need to trail behind the pin.
If you install them Leading, they'll have a lot of snap to them. Probably would be great for super high bite, or drag racing.
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well it's harder to install the shoes leading, and some clutch tools couldn't do it.
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You can run them either way but I have only heard of the "backwards" way and with only carbon composite or nylon shoes. A guy at my local track says sometimes in the indoor-winter he will run them that way because of the high bite track.
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Im confused on this one. The shoes go one way. If they were backwards they wouldnt spread apart to engage the clutchbell. Never heard of this.
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go to chapter 2 under clutch and you can see
http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...p?file_id=4461
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Im confused on this one. The shoes go one way. If they were backwards they wouldnt spread apart to engage the clutchbell. Never heard of this.
Actually the shoes will go on wither way, you just hadnt considered it cause thats the way you were taught, just like me. But no reason why they wont go either way. Like they stated, with "leading edge" they bite real hard and fast. Better for drag race or super high traction tracks, otherwise you'll be spinning wheels badly. Possibly some of the "European style" flat tracks with carpet or concrete approaches to the jumps.
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Im confused on this one. The shoes go one way. If they were backwards they wouldnt spread apart to engage the clutchbell. Never heard of this.
yes they will. The centrifugal force of the flywheel will open your shoes to engage the bell in either direction
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You will need a radicle retune of the bottom if you change to leading.Leading with alum shoes = zero slip,loss of bottom end & heavy load on your eng. I would use stiffer springs than you are now if you go leading or try composite shoes but people that do it by accident end up driving much more consitant till they get pissed that the motor wont tune right/like normal.
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so more snap is basicly the only gain?
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Yup.
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