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Old 11-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default RC8 Clutch - factory or aftermarket?

Need to rebuild my clutch and wanted to know how many of you guys use the factory clutch (and if so what type of shoe do you use) or an aftermarket clutch. Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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I run the stock AE clutch with Dynamite Shoes. They last a long time and I have not had any problems.

One thing to keep in mind, the flywheel on the RC8 is different than most other flywheel due to the set back to clear the rear brake disc.
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most flywheels built for the 777 will fit, but if your sticking with the three shoe just stay stock.
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Just ordered Impulse-rc shoes.........gotta wait till spring b4 I can try 'em though.
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Several options.

I've used Dynamite Max-Life's, the AE 'Hard' shoes, Impulse RC, King Headz and M2C Racing.

All of them were good, but I settled on the Dynamite Max-Life shoes, as they gave me the best 'feel' for my driving style and they seem to last forever, requiring very little maintenance.

I ran the same setup in my RC8 and RC8T (maxlife/1.0 springs) in front of mild to wild motors, indoor/outdoor numerous different track conditions and they never let me down.


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+1 on the max life shoes and 1.0 springs. Ive been running the same set for months with only minimal scuffing/sanding matinence during clutch bearing changes. Stick with the RC8 clutch, not much to go wrong and easy to find parts.
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+1 on the max life shoes and 1.0 springs. Ive been running the same set for months with only minimal scuffing/sanding matinence during clutch bearing changes. Stick with the RC8 clutch, not much to go wrong and easy to find parts.

... and changing shoes/springs is cake, easiest out there.
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So basically........stick to the ae Clutch bell and as far as shoes and springs go you can experiment ??? Also the spring numbers indicate tension measurement, right ??? And are there any differences in various mfg's springs ??
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The shoes are all made for the AE flywheel. Use AE clutch springs. You might want a set of .9 and 1.0 springs.
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