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Old 12-31-2003, 11:49 PM   #1
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Is a Centax needed? I have a 2 shoe clutch drilled shoes and a set of coppers springs on it already and it seems to work greak but is the Centax alot better? I hear it is really hard to tweak it in like tighting the spring to make the clutch engage later or sooner.
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Old 01-01-2004, 10:14 AM   #2
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To answer your question, is a centax needed,,, no it isn't needed.

But if you're the type that travels and races at several different tracks then a centax would be helpful. Or if you're the type that likes to make changes on your car just the heck of it, a centax is fun to have.

As for the NTC3, adjusting a centax isn't that hard. Maybe it is easier on a belt driven car where the clutch is more exposed but still,,, you won't have to take the engine and clutch off to do any adjusting.
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If you have a badass engine (high performance as NovaRossi, RB etc) a Centax will help you a lot, not only because it's adjustable but also because it will last so much longer than your two shoe you got now.
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Well It looks like I am gonna need one then because I am the guy traveling aroung and I run a MR12. So what I really ment to ask does it help out alot.
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It helps the way that you can adjust the clutch for diffrent engines and you'll get a little more "punch" out of your engine.
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Where can a guy get a Centax clutch?
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At any shop that carries Serpent parts. www.rccarinternational.com seems to be a good choice..
If you like to, you can check the order number at www.mytsn.com/products and then search for 'Centax' or something..
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To be honest I didn't like the centax on mine, just didn't go outta the hole like I preferred I'd stick with the 2 shoe. I have the Kawahara clutch & mounts if you wanna buy them.
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so, how do you guys tune the shoe type clutch? to make it engage quicker?
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That is the beauty of the centax is that you can control the punch of the clutch. Just tighten down the nut and if that isn't enough for you, just switch out the spring for a harder one. Once you get the hang of it, the adjustment is a breeze. When traction conditions change you can adjust the punch of the clutch to compensate.
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Yeah it's definately a must have, I just didn't like it on my TC3 I love it on the R40 though.
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Problem is the centax for the NTC3 is very small, almost to small. the kawahara ones slip real bad unless you work on them alot.
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