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Old 06-20-2003, 11:16 AM   #4486
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The stock 2-shoe clutch is slipping a lot with the added power from the SX12. I have on order the 3-shoe KFactory clutch but that won't arrive until later.

Also, the SX12 used to run pretty hot, but in the NTC3, it runs even hotter. Is that due to the slipping clutch?

The THS pipe pressure inlet is locatec towards the inside facing the engine. This is a pretty hot area. Will it affect the fuel line pressure.

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The stock Teflon clutch shoes glaze up easily which makes them slip even more. This lugs/strains the engine especially if your track has alot of tight turns where you power out of them alot. The engine runs hotter because of this. The MIP and "Centax" type clutch solves the problem.
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Old 06-20-2003, 12:32 PM   #4487
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The stock Teflon clutch shoes glaze up easily which makes them slip even more. This lugs/strains the engine especially if your track has alot of tight turns where you power out of them alot. The engine runs hotter because of this. The MIP and "Centax" type clutch solves the problem.
A glazed clutch that is slipping will not cause the engine to lug but rather rev up higher. Lugging would appear if the clutch engages when the engine is at low rpm hence the term lugging. What does happen is that the engine will rev up higher before the glazed shoes start to grip and the engagement is uneven and will break traction due to wheel spin. Or in the worst case the shoes will not grip the clutch bell at all and continue to slip eventually melting down from the heat of friction.
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Old 06-20-2003, 04:29 PM   #4488
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That explains why I can't find any reference to this 'THS' pipe at THS' own website or on any other online RC retailer.

Its cheaper than the AE 2-chamber RE pipe, thats why I went with the THS. RDLogics aren't available where I am. How does it compare to the AE pipe?
I noticed a bit of difference in the Rd pipe. The car seemed to me to be able to accelerate better. i don't know how to explain it other than the RD pipe seems to allow the engine to "breathe" better. I have a mugen MR12 engine in my ntc3 now and it runs great. Ran even better when i put the pressure line in the right area
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Old 06-20-2003, 04:44 PM   #4489
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Default clutch shoes for engine..not 2 speed

would this replace the current shoes for the engine? :

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDKY9&P=7
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Old 06-20-2003, 05:37 PM   #4490
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want NO slip..get the crazy nut racing aluminum shoes....
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Old 06-20-2003, 08:08 PM   #4491
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want NO slip..get the crazy nut racing aluminum shoes....
do you have a link where i can buy direct?
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http://www.crazynutracing.com
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Here's the link.

http://www.kfactoryracing.com/

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can someone tell me the kfactory website where i can find the chassis for ntc3. thank you.
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I wonder if the Serpent Impulse clutch shoes would fit. Those shoes were tought and worked well.

A centax is too exepnsive for me.

I'll try to fit the Kyosho wraparound shoes and see if they'll work.
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Awesome. In 2-5 business days i should have my new shoes
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I wonder if the Serpent Impulse clutch shoes would fit. Those shoes were tought and worked well.

A centax is too exepnsive for me.

I'll try to fit the Kyosho wraparound shoes and see if they'll work.
Check out this site.Crazy Nut Racing He makes aluminum clutch shoes for the NTC3, and other cars too, and they come in packs of 2 or 3. The two pack sells for 10 dollars shipped and they rock. No more clutch slipping. Try them out you won't be dissappointed.

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Check out this site.Crazy Nut Racing He makes aluminum clutch shoes for the NTC3, and other cars too, and they come in packs of 2 or 3. The two pack sells for 10 dollars shipped and they rock. No more clutch slipping. Try them out you won't be dissappointed.

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Swen,how great are those shoes!.....I'm running 2 with HD springs.....My RB was running a little rich tues nite.these thing engaged and were shutting off the motor till I leaned it a td..GREAT STUFF!!
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Check out this site.Crazy Nut Racing He makes aluminum clutch shoes for the NTC3, and other cars too, and they come in packs of 2 or 3. The two pack sells for 10 dollars shipped and they rock. No more clutch slipping. Try them out you won't be dissappointed.

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I'm not sure if crazynutracing would ship to my part of the world. Ever since 9/11, a lot of the online stores have stopped shipping to where I am, citing fraud and bad postal service. The thing is, they've done business here the last few years and not once did they complain about all these stuff.... I think online merchants should be prepared to deal with some degree of risk as do all of us, online customers/shoppers. I used to deal with Towerhobbies a couple of times and never had a problem. USD200-300/per order to save on shipping cost.

Now, I get 'friendlier' service from regional online merchants from HK, Japan and Singapore.

Anyway, I did the Serpent clutch 'mod' using a Kyosho/Trinity clutch nut. It fits well, but I didn't get to test it out since the track was washed out by rain.
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The aluminum clutch shoes work awesome. However, they also wear out more quickly and cause the clutchbell to wear out more quickly. I was using a lightweight clutchbell, but the aluminum clutch shoes wore that clutchbell until it was so thin that it started to rip and bend. Also, the aluminum clutch shoes are now about 1mm smaller than they were initially. So be prepared for some additional maintainance if you use the aluminum clutch shoes. Overall, it's worth it, simply because the aluminum clutch shoes make the car launch so much harder.
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alot of guys that have todays PRO cars should have started like I did in '96..we used to run HPIs and kyoshos that all needed a grand in them to get around the track(even the racer2's 3 years ago).....and even with all that money in them,they were NOWHERE as fast as a stock tc3....

So i have no problem with replacing shoes,rebuilding ball diffs,or anything else the tc 3 needs..I've been racing 2 cars since they came out..and have less spent on both cars in a year(including the price of the cars)than I have in ONE HPI racer 2..
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