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Old 04-26-2004, 01:17 PM   #6196
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The HongNor Centax we have used has not that hard engagement compared to the original big Centax from Holland (Serpent). The biggest advantage with that one (HN) is that you can be shure that the engagement point is where you want it to be without the need to cut, drill or bend etc. Cant talk of other versions though from other brands. The old big, or rather original Centax, from like the Impact etc, would have way to hard an engagement for these tiny cars I think.

I will post some tips further on in the assembly of one for the FT-NTC3 but our '04 egines has'nt arrived yet...
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Old 04-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #6197
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Guys,

What is the advantage in using the 3 shoe non pull flywheel and clutch shoes? I currently use the 2 shoe but wanted some opinons on it.
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:43 PM   #6198
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ive personally been using the MIP clutch on my fantom and im really pleased with it

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Old 04-26-2004, 06:10 PM   #6199
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the advantage to any clutch with more than two shoes is more surface area to engage.if you ever looked at the shoes and noticed it only has wear marks on part of it,this from the pivot point being so far from the other end.more shoes ,closer pivot point.also much harder to get the springs on as you add more shoes.
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:13 PM   #6200
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What do you like about it? This is my second year racing with this car and I love it. I have finally figured out the chassis and setting it up now I want to play with gearing and the clutch.
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #6201
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By having more surface area for engagement what wiil that do?
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:32 PM   #6202
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More contact area = less slippage, harder grip
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:51 PM   #6203
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looking to purchase a centax clutch for my ntc3, Has anyone tried the K Factory centax? Did you like it?
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #6204
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More contact area = less slippage, harder grip
Thanks CHUCKMANDO I am going to give it a try on my next race.
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:47 PM   #6205
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Can I get recomendations on starting tire size for a NTC3 running nitro shoes.
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:39 AM   #6206
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:44 AM   #6207
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I had a k-factory centax on my car last year. it is very well made works like it should but, the gears are different than stock and the two that come with the clutch are too low for my track. I had a difficult time finding 21-27 gears. so if you race on an average size track you will be fine with the included gears.
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #6208
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looking to purchase a centax clutch for my ntc3, Has anyone tried the K Factory centax? Did you like it?
Just a word of caution, these clutches engage really hard, which might cause your diff gears to retire prematurely. (Even worse if you have a powerful motor). I changed back to a 2 shoe clutch and the problems dissapeared.

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Old 04-27-2004, 06:21 PM   #6209
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Thanks sedanaddict for your input, what do you mean that they are diffrent? Do they not mesh well with the spur gears.? As far as finding the right gears, my local hobby store carrys all the spare parts (gears) for the k factory clutch.
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Thanks crashed_1 for your advise, I don't understand what you mean by premature. Do they just wear out quicker or do you break gears? I remember when they had those old black gears and when you ran it with the HD one way you couldn't get through two rounds without stripping them. Then they came out with the white/beige gears and the problem went away. are you running the old black gears or the white ones? I still have the black one on my rear diff. I had a serpent and I loved the adjustability of the centax. I have an 3 port, standard plug, RB X12 and with the standard clutch and can't seem to get the snap that I'm looking for. 20/26 gearing, holes drilled in shoes w/hard springs.
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