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Old 06-02-2010, 09:15 AM
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I put a max life clutch in and ran it for 2 races. It looks significantly worn already. It should be good another 2 races or so but after that it'll probably be done. What gives? Everyone said theirs lasted forever. This is on a losi 8t 2.0 with losi 454 and 2 losi silver springs and 2 gold springs.

I didn't replace the clutch bell when I replaced the clutch because most said i didn't need to. I tried to sand as much clutch material from the old clutch out of the clutch bell but some was still left.

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Sounds like you should have used a new clutch bell. I have 2 gallons on a set of max lifes right now and they are no where near done.
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How are your bearings?
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So just spoke to one of the pro guys, silver is the stiffest, and those will kill you shoes....... try 2 green and 2 gold...
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Originally Posted by revo61 View Post
How are your bearings?
Bearings are great...they get changed after every race. I run about a third of a gallon a race day.

I'll experiment with springs. Thanks.
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Is it ok to change color of springs on already used shoes if they aren't fully worn out yet? Thinking of swapping the 2 silver springs for green. However the shoes running the silver springs look visually more worn than the shoes running the gold springs.
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i switch springs on my shoes all the time. like from 1.1 to 1.0 just depending on the track
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i have at least 4 gallons on my max life shoes. and there is a good bit left. Ditch the siver springs.

i run 1.0 springs. I think the shoes might outlast the car
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I ran all the same springs. Think they where the 1.0. They lasted about 6 gallons. Only problem I had was they got brittle after a while and broke if I wasn't carfull.
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So just spoke to one of the pro guys, silver is the stiffest, and those will kill you shoes....... try 2 green and 2 gold...
Yep
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What's the best way to remove build up inside the clutchbell?
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What kind of attachment? Just a grinding stone?
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What kind of attachment? Just a grinding stone?
+1.. took me about 20 mins with a sand paper.. wish there was a better way.
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i use murodic acid i think i spelled it wrong cheap to 4.00 a quart put some in a glass jar submerge the bell in it and let it soak for awhile take a little wire brush and the aluminum comes right off like new . it doesnt hurt steel just aluminum eats the aluminum right off ,then scuff up the bell dont do it in the house smells really bad ////////// and burns the skin
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