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Old 04-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Losi 8ight t 2.0 rtr. Has 2 silver shoes and 2 blue ones. I have almost 2 gallons on these shoes(about a gallon at race tune). They show some wear but still look good and grab good. So when do i know i need new a clutch? And do you get a new clutch bell with new clutch? What clutch is recommended? Thanks!
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Losi 8ight t 2.0 rtr. Has 2 silver shoes and 2 blue ones. I have almost 2 gallons on these shoes(about a gallon at race tune). They show some wear but still look good and grab good. So when do i know i need new a clutch? And do you get a new clutch bell with new clutch? What clutch is recommended? Thanks!
2 gallons is about the extent of clutch shoe life.. I've seen some that only last 1 gallon and some that go 3-5gallons.. Depends on driving style and shoe material. You should be able to wear the shoes right down to the springs.. Don't go farther than that though.. Always makes sure to trim the junk off the edges..
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Depends on the spring setup and the engine. I have used combos where the shoes are gone in a 30 min main. I would say 2 gallons is about the limit. But what dothey measure across. 23.3 is the minium.
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Depends on the spring setup and the engine. I have used combos where the shoes are gone in a 30 min main. I would say 2 gallons is about the limit. But what dothey measure across. 23.3 is the minium.
bearings play a role to. I got an avg of 1.5 gallons thru my shoes in both buggy and truggy, in buggy i use black and green springs and truggy i use gold and green. since going to tko clutch bearings i get avg of 2.5 gallon in buggy and 2 gallons in truggy, and thats measuring until 23.4
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bearings play a role to. I got an avg of 1.5 gallons thru my shoes in both buggy and truggy, in buggy i use black and green springs and truggy i use gold and green. since going to tko clutch bearings i get avg of 2.5 gallon in buggy and 2 gallons in truggy, and thats measuring until 23.4


losi racer have you tried a all, alum clutch setup with all gold springs on a truggy?
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bearings play a role to. I got an avg of 1.5 gallons thru my shoes in both buggy and truggy, in buggy i use black and green springs and truggy i use gold and green. since going to tko clutch bearings i get avg of 2.5 gallon in buggy and 2 gallons in truggy, and thats measuring until 23.4
Ok I guess I could see that. Less drag could make the shoes last longer. I just go with the 23.3 or 23.4mm measurement. I check it every time I pull the clutch apart usually before every main and replace as needed.
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losi racer have you tried a all, alum clutch setup with all gold springs on a truggy?
yea, its a great set up but i like the comp shoes, it saves your clutch bell from the slag. When i ran all alum i was replacing the cb about every other time. try it tho you may like it, i will go to that if i need more bottom end on a small track


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Ok I guess I could see that. Less drag could make the shoes last longer. I just go with the 23.3 or 23.4mm measurement. I check it every time I pull the clutch apart usually before every main and replace as needed.
im very anal about my clutch. Its hard for me to hear it apart before my main because our turn outs have not been the greatest and i pit my dad so with pitting, racing, and marshalling im busy considering there usually is only 3-4 heats. i tear my clutch apart before my weekend of racing at least, clean the shoes, clean the bell, i learned if you clean the tko bearings they fail fast so i just wipe them off with a rag. I measure the shoes and if i dont think i can get a day of racing with the measurment i see i will replace them before hand
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The TKO inner bearings are great. I have way better luck with them.

In truggy I'm gonna try 3 aluminum/ 1 carbon. I'd like to find out what it feels like as well as CB wear and tear.
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I have had pretty good luck with the two plastic with green springs and two aluminum with gold springs, has anyone tried running 4 plastic shoes?
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yea, its a great set up but i like the comp shoes, it saves your clutch bell from the slag. When i ran all alum i was replacing the cb about every other time. try it tho you may like it, i will go to that if i need more bottom end on a small track




im very anal about my clutch. Its hard for me to hear it apart before my main because our turn outs have not been the greatest and i pit my dad so with pitting, racing, and marshalling im busy considering there usually is only 3-4 heats. i tear my clutch apart before my weekend of racing at least, clean the shoes, clean the bell, i learned if you clean the tko bearings they fail fast so i just wipe them off with a rag. I measure the shoes and if i dont think i can get a day of racing with the measurment i see i will replace them before hand






im running a hd losi eight clutch bell the brown one, do you think that the all alum clutch setup, will eat that clutch bell up?

i tried the green/carbon and gold/alum, and it dint feel like i had enough punch for the truggy.

im gone to be running on a big outdoor track.
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I ran my 2.0b rtr with 4 answer shoes all last season. Probably 3+ gallons. Then i ran them one race this season and thought maybe I should have a look and yeah they were definitely toast after that

says something for answer shoes I guess. I put those back in it.
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I run dyn Max Life Shoes, I got a season out of them last year. I use Avid dollar bearings, I get a full race day on them.... gold and silver springs.
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well i was going to start a new thread, but i will ask here since you all are talking about springs. i run 4 aluminum shoes with green and gold springs, can someone please explain what the differnt springs do and what they are good for (short tracks-long tracks- technical tracks......ect) thanks alot, mike
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Softer springs, carbon shoes, soft aluminum will engage earlier. Less wheel spin on dry tracks but it becomes more difficult to jump obstacles right out of a corner.

The stiffer springs, hard aluminum shoes engage later. The engine will rev more before engagement. This is creates wheelspin on loose tracks. It will be easy to clear jumps right out of a corner. This setup is more desirable on high bite surfaces.

There are many more characteristics to answer your questions. I'll let others step in there.
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It tells in the 8ight manual I'm pretty sure about what different shoe/spring combos will do
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