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Old 08-25-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I've recenly bought myself a mugen mbx5 which i'm very happy with, but have been wondering if i'd seen an improvement in moving over to an aftermarket clutch system ??

I've got an RB C6BB as the powerplant and race on a high grip grassed surface so i did wonder if there was a better option to the std. clutch system or if the mugen was as good as the aftermarket offerings ??

Anyways i see there are products from Werks, RMV and orion that look interesting ................ Any opinions guys ??

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fiorni turbo sliding clutch
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werks also has some good ones as well
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I have seen and heard nothing but trouble from most adjustables. The fioroni turbo slider is best afternarket clutch i've used.
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Yes but do any of the aftermarket option clutches offer a significant advantage over the original Mugen clutch ??

I see no point in changing it just because i can, But if there is a much better clutch out there, i'd like to move over to that ............

Thanks for the replys guys too
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The biggest advantage with the Fioroni Turbo clutch is that it's easier for a novice to install and remove because of the manner in which the springs are attached. It may have a little more surface area and it definately cost more so you can have bragging rights.
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put in a werks clutch and run the pads for the whole year( is that better than stock??) just use thread lock on the adjuster nut and you will never have a problem.
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I had a Werks clutch could never keep it adjusted. Run Mugen 3 shoe aluminum with 1.1 springs.
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Why the 1.1 springs ?? with such a powerfull engine i'd have guessed having the 0.9's on there so it has to work harder would have been a good thing ??

Thanks for the pointers chaps
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The 1.1 springs will delay the clutch engagement so the engine can turn higher rpm and be into the power band. A softer spring will allow the clutch to engage sooner and perhaps below the engine's power band.

Clutch springs can be used to tune the car to a track. On a high grip high bite track you can use the heavier springs to give a very sharp acceleration snap. On loose dirt and low traction tracks a softer spring will allow the car to ease into accelerating and be more controlable.
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The werks clutch may be just too easy for racing so go with the stock set up and have fun changing shoes. (THREAD LOCK)
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same here: fiorni turbo sliding clutch great setup.
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Another vote for the Werks...they're cheaper than the turbo clutch and they're adjustable by tightening the nut. They even have a nut you can adjust from the outside while the car is assembled.

To keep the nut tight (loose, actually...LOL), just use your Xacto knife and scratch 3-4 lines in the threads and use a dot of blue loc-tite...works perfectly. For the BB, I would use the gold spring and set the nut about 1mm down to start...tighter with more traction, looser with less. I wrench on my buddy's truggy with the same setup...the shoes last FOREVER and the bearings last almost as long.
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I give my vote to the Orion V6 clutch, Grabs more and more as the clutch heats up, no fade, never had a problem with the nut like what the werks clutch has had, and i have been running it with the original shoes all season and there is barely any wear...
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Humm , thats for all the usefull information , But it seems to be the same as every other aspect of the hobby ............ there's just NO clear winner everyone has a different opinion.

Thanks againa and i hope this might have helped some other people too.

For me, I think i'll stick with my Std. Mugen offering for the moment. When it wears out i might give the WERKS a go..........
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