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Old 01-31-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default Clutch set up

Hi,

I wondering about the clutch set up.

So is it most powerful engine need to set the clutch spring less pre-load, in order to avoid clutch shoe burnt out?
Less powerful engine with more pre-load?

I have Velox V10, the clutch made me sick. the thurst bearing keep on burnt out. I tried all the clearance and spring pre-load setting with same result.
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here is some good reading to help you out...
http://www.rctek.com/technical/clutc...they_work.html
http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7094
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It depends on the engine's powerband how much preload you will need.
It is also up to the driver, most experienced drivers will use more preload because it makes the car harder to drive, more aggressive.
I don't understand how you are able to burn out the thrustbearing, if you use quality grease it should outlast an engine. Probably too much endplay.
If you burn out a clutch shoe you are running too much spring tension, or the clutch isn't shimmed out properly so the shoe doesn't have full contact with the bell.
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