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Old 11-10-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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i have been told these are some great clutches for 1/8 buggy, but they come in 3 different materials. They come in carbon, rulon, and PTF. I was wondering which material is better and what are the advantages/disadvantages
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They've just announced a conversion kit htat allows the clutch to be adjusted without any disassembly. Sign me up.
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The carbon shoes seem to be the most popular. The rulon are softer(more wear, earlier engagement), the teflon are harder( longer wear, later engagement and more slipping). You can use combinations of the different materials to fine tune. The gold(soft)spring seems to be the best. I use the carbon with the gold spring and it works great.
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The carbon shoes seem to be the most popular. The rulon are softer(more wear, earlier engagement), the teflon are harder( longer wear, later engagement and more slipping). You can use combinations of the different materials to fine tune. The gold(soft)spring seems to be the best. I use the carbon with the gold spring and it works great.
I used this clutch (with carbon shoes) and after 5 tanks, the adjustment nut tightened by itself making my clutch slip so much that there was no more forward motion. Has anyone encountered this problem? Any fixes? Thanks
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i heard of that happening but loctite is the solution
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i heard of that happening but loctite is the solution
Tried that but it kind of defeats the purpose of having an adjustable clutch. I mean, if you're looking for the right engagement, having to deal with loctite everytime you adjust the clutch is a bummer. Its a moot point anyway. Tried loctite and it still moves. Tnx for the advice WG.
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I have not experienced a problem using loctite. I have heard of people nicking the threads on the adjuster nut to make it stop moving. Haven't used the Werks much since I tried the RMV SPeed II clutch. It is externally adjustable and is very reliable so far.
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where do i find this rmv clutch?
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