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Old 08-14-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Hey guys, please shed some light on this for me. I just picked up an Xray Xb8 buggy. The question I have is, when I buy a new motor, do I have to put a certain brand/type of clutch/flywheel/endbell assembly on the new motor. There are a million different brands to choose from. I don't need a top of the line assembly, but I want something decent for club racing..

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It will take any standard 3 or 4 shoe flywheel and shoes that are not specific for AE or Losi.
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Cool thanks,

Any suggestions on shoes? Aluminum, carbon, steel?
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Any suggestions on shoes? Aluminum, carbon, steel?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...lutch-Shoe-Set

These shoes are aluminum, and many good reviews. You would have to purchase springs on their own, i use ofna 1.1 gold springs.
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I use the answer RC shoes. They come with 9 springs and the shoes have an offset bevel edge so you don't need shims. They last longer than most shoes out there, they are not to light or to heavy and you get everything you need in one package
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i ran the dynamite losi eight, shoes and i dint care for them as soon as they get hot they slip and, you loose punch because they a hard compound shoe.

and i wasnt setup too stiff, with the cluch springs and they will mushroom also . overtime though

im using the meduim king headz shoes, and love them no slip at all and it gives me extra punch on my truggy so i would remmend them and they dont mushroom easy.
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hey,

just my 2 cents, before buying shoes and springs, check your track where you will be racing, how's the bite over there??? no need to get all aluminim and 1.1 springs when the track is dusty and very loose, you will be spinning your wheels without much forword bite!! i would start with a mild set-up, lets say 2 aluminum and one carbon shoes and 0.9 springs and go from there.

why not using the stock xray clutch??

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just my 2 cents, before buying shoes and springs, check your track where you will be racing, how's the bite over there??? no need to get all aluminim and 1.1 springs when the track is dusty and very loose, you will be spinning your wheels without much forword bite!! i would start with a mild set-up, lets say 2 aluminum and one carbon shoes and 0.9 springs and go from there.

why not using the stock xray clutch??

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if you ran truggy you need all alum shoes no matter what .
but when i , ran buggy alum/carbon shoes are good on every track surface.
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i know im just saying.
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anyways, run xray flywheel and go to ur track u will run most find a xray guy who knows what there doing and ask them what clutches and springs they run. Not hard to do and most will love to help and it will help you the most then listening to people who have no clue what kind of track ur running.
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spring set up has allot to do with preference also. Some guys like their bell to slip and some ( me ) love that instant snap you get from aluminum shoes and heavier springs
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