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Old 08-05-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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What is the difference between a 3 shoe clutch and a 4 shoe clutch (other than the obvious) and which is better for a truggy? Thanks for the help.
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What is the difference between a 3 shoe clutch and a 4 shoe clutch (other than the obvious) and which is better for a truggy? Thanks for the help.
In my opinion the 3 shoe is better for truggy.. With the same setup in both the 3 shoe has a more aggressive engagement then the 4 shoe.. I run the M2C systems, and always run 3 shoe in truck , and 4 shoe in buggy. Good Luck!
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In my opinion the 3 shoe is better for truggy.. With the same setup in both the 3 shoe has a more aggressive engagement then the 4 shoe.. I run the M2C systems, and always run 3 shoe in truck , and 4 shoe in buggy. Good Luck!
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I was thinking about trying the M2C systems in my truggy when I posted this. Which shoes and springs do you use? Also I copied your setup you sent me and have had much success with it so far. I qualified 6th in the truggy A at NRC meltdown out of about 20-25 cars. Thanks for your help. Not sure about BD yet. The two day events are hard on the car and wallet
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I was thinking about trying the M2C systems in my truggy when I posted this. Which shoes and springs do you use? Also I copied your setup you sent me and have had much success with it so far. I qualified 6th in the truggy A at NRC meltdown out of about 20-25 cars. Thanks for your help. Not sure about BD yet. The two day events are hard on the car and wallet
Cool! Im happy to hear the setup is working for you! The New M2C systems are dialed! I run the medium shoes with 1.0 springs. I'll be at BD on friday,, stop by my pit if you go. Good Luck!
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IMO 4 shoe is Significantly better in truggy over a 3 shoe.

i would never run an All alum clutch in buggy...they hit too hard and causes excessive wheel spin...composite and alum mixed is what you want for buggy.
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Integra, what about 3 shoe all composite?? Still learning how to drive!!!
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Joe - Do you run the m2c flywheel too? Thanks again, maybe I will see you saturday.
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Integra, what about 3 shoe all composite?? Still learning how to drive!!!


that would wear really fast unless you put .9's spring on.....ive never had much luck with an All composite clutch....you could go 2 alum 1 composite or 2 comp 1 alum...either or will work very well.

if you want some Inside clutch info...drop me a PM...i would be more then willing to help ya out with any question's you might have.
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Joe - Do you run the m2c flywheel too? Thanks again, maybe I will see you saturday.
yep.. this is the system i run.
http://m2cracing.com/product.sc?prod...&categoryId=47

You could just run the shoes and springs with your mugen flywheel.
http://m2cracing.com/product.sc?prod...&categoryId=47

If your going to BD come see me and i'll give you a set to try out.
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Just ordered a set of the shoes/springs you suggested. Thanks for all your help. Take is easy.
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i run the stock losi eight clutch setup and its a 4 shoe with 2 alum and 2 comp its gone to hit harder than a 3 clutch shoe whould ever do , i ran silver on the alum and gold on the comp and i dint like that setup to much cause u have to stay in rpms to keep the momtem of the engine so i left on the silver on the alum and put the green ones on the comp and it seems to have more punch as long as your clutch bell doesnt get loose or have drag brake and clean the edges off and clean the clutch bell they seem to last long
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