Originally Posted by Bingo883
Good morning all. I've been searching up and down on the Internet for aluminum vs carbon clutch shoes information but most are related to off-road rc.
Does the rules apply to onroad too?
How worn is worn out for a pair of clutch shoes?
Which type of shoes and spring is everyone running in your IGT here?
A few of the guys I know use the aluminum clutch shoes. I still use the carbon shoes with either 0.9 or 1.0 springs. For my style of driving, it engages smoother and is more controllable. The rules for aluminum vs carbon shoes are no different than those of offroad racing (low traction vs high traction). I can say that carbon shoes are easier on clutchbells than aluminum shoes.
To me, worn shoes would be when your clutch shoe spring is about to gouge the clutchbell (on a standard 3-shoe setup). If you are using a Buku, Werks, or Losi 4-shoe setup, you will have to defer to one of those users.