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Old 02-22-2012, 08:12 AM
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The whole clutch assembly, collet/flywheel/shoes/springs/bell are all mugen and brand new. I will check the flywheel collet assembly(looking back, i might not have tightened the flywheel/collet assembly nut tight enough, i will double check), and i will make sure the clutch bell and shoes are free of grease.

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Originally Posted by Joey Powell
The Mugen clutch works well. If it is slipping it could be one of a few things. First make sure the flywheel isn't slipping on the collet. Some collets do not work with some flywheels because the angle and depth are not all the same. If it is slipping then try another collet. Also clean the collet and flywheel to remove any grease. This will make sure that you get te best metal to metal bite. Second, when the clutch heats up it can liquify the grease in the bearings and cause it to sling out into the clutch bell. This can cause major slipping and is the #1 cause of it. The solution is to get the grease off the clutch bell and the shoes, spray the bearings out with brake cleaner/electric parts cleaner and re-lube them using only a couple drops of light bearing oil (Marvel Mystery Oil etc.), wipe off the excess, and re-install everything. Heavier springs have a later engagement, and will not help your problem.
+1 on the bearing grease. I blow out most of the grease of new bearings with an aircompressor or a few short blasts of Nitro Wash. I run them for about 3 track/race days and replace them. If you buy them from Avid or similar, they are only $1 each.
On the Mugen clutch parts; there's nothing wrong with any of them, Mugen makes 3 different options for clutch shoes. Some are harder, some are softer, and they grab differently and wear at different rates. I'll let someone else with more experience explain how they all act with different springs and combinations.
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I like to have someone hold the car\truck in place while I give it some throttle for just a sec. I do this 2-3 times just the first time a new set of clutch shoes and bell are used. It gets the clutch hot and ready to go, really just for those times when you are about to race with a fresh clutch.

Any one know or heard of the price on the 6R kits dropping? I understand its worth every penny but the new kit got a price jack!
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Originally Posted by killabud
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I like to have someone hold the car\truck in place while I give it some throttle for just a sec. I do this 2-3 times just the first time a new set of clutch shoes and bell are used. It gets the clutch hot and ready to go, really just for those times when you are about to race with a fresh clutch.

Any one know or heard of the price on the 6R kits dropping? I understand its worth every penny but the new kit got a price jack!
Call Joe at P1 hobbies. If the price dropped, he'll know about it! He and Blake are new shop owners and are making great deals right now.
http://www.p1hobbies.com/
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We have great prices on the 6R and all other parts and accessories for your MBX6 series at www.racemugen.com
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CanyonCarverR1
Call Joe at P1 hobbies. If the price dropped, he'll know about it! He and Blake are new shop owners and are making great deals right now.
http://www.p1hobbies.com/
No, the price hasn't dropped but just about all distributors are out of stock and you're looking at April before they come back in stock. These cars have went fast so I wouldn't waste time if I could afford it. Race Mugen, like madrussian said, has a very good price on the car.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:00 AM
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Thanks guys, I forgot to check there. I think the CC will sneak out of my wallet tonight.
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Sold our last 2 we had in stock today.
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We don't have any in stock either.
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Originally Posted by Flanno
Now with the MBX6R forward battery mount bracket having more room than the rear battery tray............

I wonder how long it is before a battery manufacturer comes out with a
NiMh stick pack with a greater MAh ratting than the current 1900MAh for us guys that shy away from LIPO and LIFE ??

A NiMh stick pack with say 2200 MAh or more that fits in the larger available space would be nice
I have done an hour main plus warmup with my stickman 1600mAh nimh batteries. To me there isn't a reason for more mAh
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Originally Posted by jmaxey51
I have done an hour main plus warmup with my stickman 1600mAh nimh batteries. To me there isn't a reason for more mAh
A larger then 1800 mah pack if pretty much pointless. Im on nimh with the orion 1800 and can go along time without charging.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Default 34MM QUICKCHANGE VARIABLE WEIGHT FLYWHEEL KIT FROM M2C RACING



M2C IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF OUR 34MM ALUMINUM
VARIABLE WEIGHT QUICKCHANGE FLWHEEL KIT without having to buy the tools.
A lot of guys have ask me to release a flywheel kit without the tools since you only need 1 spring wrench and 1 mock crank tool so here you go.
The kit will come with medium shoes and the usual set of springs, flywheel
and clutch nut package.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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I still rebuild my mugen but I made little mod



What do you think guys?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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Have you tried it with the tank mounted yet?
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