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Old 02-18-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default carbon clutch shoes or aluminium?

which is better and why?

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Old 02-18-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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Default It depends

Most racers use aluminum shoes because they cost more, and give slightly more punch. I use mugen carbon shoes because they last a long time, and don't gouge out the cluch bell and they fit the springs better. They also tend to smooth out the power delivery and keep from spinning out the tires and give a little bit on landing off jumps, and that saves the drivetrain. I can put them in and not service them for a while, no mushrooming,,,,. the aluminum shoes are nice, don't get me wrong. they are great for truggies where punch is needed, but buggies work well with carbon... I guess I'm just old school, but you can get two sets of mugen carbon shoes for the price of one set of most alluminum shoes....
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they both serve a different purpose. so neither is better than the other

i run i mixture of both. it keeps my clutch bell clean and gives me all the snap i need
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