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Old 01-29-2010, 02:33 PM   #16
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I don't use vented clutch bells, i've never had a problem with the standard losi clutch bells, although i have had an answer vented clutch bell (on a mugen) fall to pieces, all that was left was the geared section and the rest was gone.
if you have a look at a vented clutch bell all your power is being delivered through a few small pieces of metal, i think if vented clutch bells were the way to go major manufacturers would be selling them with kits.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #17
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I'v been using these with no issue. Started on my 5T and now on my 6T.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ell-14T-Savage

They also go up to 17T I believe.
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I use the Racer's Edge vented ones. About $8-9 and no excessive wear or problems. They make a Titanium nitride coated one, (a few bucks more) but I'd rather have the clutch bell wear than the spur gear.
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+1 on racers edge bells i prefer the ti coated.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:52 PM   #20
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wow those racer's edge cb's are friggin cheap (in price). so are they pretty durable or does the "you get what you pay for" apply?
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wow those racer's edge cb's are friggin cheap (in price). so are they pretty durable or does the "you get what you pay for" apply?
i have about 15 gallons on mine, and it's not even close to being done. It never slips and it does not heat up near as bad as my mugen one. I like it way better then the one that came with my 6.

And sometimes i think mugen stuff is so much better i think that the mugen bell has to be better too right?


wrong. I always put the racers edge back on.

racers edge clutch bell + dynamite max life shoes = put it on and forget about it/
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I run only ofna vented clutch bells. Have never had a problem with them.
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can you use a racer edge vented bell with a 4 shoe losi clutch?
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #24
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wow those racer's edge cb's are friggin cheap (in price). so are they pretty durable or does the "you get what you pay for" apply?
As durable as anything else. After I found those it is all I run. (I don't use them for 15 gallons though... )
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The non ventilated one piece machined steel clutch bells are the best .Vented depending on who makes them vary with strenght and material not a big fan but thats only my opinion
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So does racers edge make a losi bell????
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So does racers edge make a losi bell????

far as i know racers edge doesnt make, losi eight bells for some reason.
the vented clutch bells i mean.

i do wonder though about the vented clutch bells , if it allows a lot more dirt to get on the clutch shoes, and make them real dirty?
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far as i know racers edge doesnt make, losi eight bells for some reason.
the vented clutch bells i mean.

i do wonder though about the vented clutch bells , if it allows a lot more dirt to get on the clutch shoes, and make them real dirty?
Alot of racers think that the centrifigul force flings the dirt away with the vented bells but i dont agree .its better dirty doesnt get in at all and if the bell is of high quality materials as well as the clutch shoes then you dont have to worry about heat problems .No advantage using the vented ones i say but again only my opinion.
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I think the only advantage of using vented clutch bells is weight and cooling. I've never had a overheating issue but the holes make in convienent to see shoe wear or other clutch issues. Cooling would be more important if someone were using composite shoes but i've never seen such a thing in 1/8 scale.

The hpi vented bells are a few grams lighter than my mugen bell. That's rotating mass. Basically has the same affect as lightweight spurs and outdrives others spend big dollars on.

Are they weaker? Well, I would assume so, less material but i've never had one fail and i've never tested.

I've never pulled one off to have dirt pouring out. I've never had a rock lodged in it. I haven't notice shorter shoe life.

If you see one it's probably because that person wants one not needs one.

I see them at the track from time to time. I wouldn't use one for bashing.
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Im from the UK... I generally run-Non vented over the winter-Wetter months.. and go to vented during the summer.. when its hotter.. But I don't go out of m way to run x or y on vented or non vented. Alot if preference.. prefer non vented in winter with all teh wet mud and water.. will kill shoes bearings ect.. but that's my way of things...
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