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Old 04-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried changing there clutch shoe direction to leading vs trailing and how did you like it?
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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Has anyone tried changing there clutch shoe direction to leading vs trailing and how did you like it?
Lol good question. I havnt but would assume it to work different and wear the shoes out pretty fast. if I worked good I think someone would have said something by now lol I bet in my years of Rc iv mounted a set on backwards not realizing my mistake, probly made that engine tune horribly n I bet I thrue it away in frustration without looking at the clutch.
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it shouldn't have any affect on the tune, just affect the punch of your clutch.

how bout leading shoes with .9 springs?
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I read that you would get more punch from it but i have not tried it.
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My understanding is if shoes get turned around they will grip sooner, and more erraticly, ie less consistant.. So each time the shoes make contact they will have a different feel to them. But, I have never tried it, so it is just hear say..
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i do this with my gt2 and used to with revo. leading edge does hammer on upon engagement but also doesnt drag on disengagement so no more engine braking if this is a issue with you (common with the gold clutchbells)
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Don't setup your shoes to leading edge!

It negates the clutch's intended purpose. It's equivalent to power-shifting your car when it's moving or dumping the clutch...it beats the snot out of your clutch, your engine, and your entire drive train and does nothing to improve your driving. It's absolutely unnecessary.

If your shoes are dragging it's time for clutch maintenance. Get new springs, check that your pivot posts aren't squeezing the shoes, clean out the dust and/or dirt, clean and relube your bell bearings, scotchbrite the inside of the bell, and replace anything that's worn out.

If the clutch doesn't hit hard enough then go to a 4-shoe setup and use lighter springs on two of the shoes. Clutch tuning is for another conversation but moral of the story is: DON'T FLIP YOUR CLUTCH SHOES!
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If the clutch doesn't hit hard enough then go to a 4-shoe setup and use lighter springs on two of the shoes. Clutch tuning is for another conversation but moral of the story is: DON'T FLIP YOUR CLUTCH SHOES!

Harder spring's not softer.
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