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Old 09-15-2011, 08:47 AM   #796
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #797
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #798
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God I've been looking at both the RX8 and the NT1 and was thinking about getting an NT1 especially since its $150 cheaper and also cuz it has a tank measure for it to show how much fuel's left in the tank. You can get a lot of upgrades for both, but I think I'll get the RX8 cuz I've never had a pan car before. And if I really wanted one before, I wouldn't get a Nugen or Kyosho. They're not me, they don't fit me. The RX8 is perfect. I have to say that this may be the most expensive nitro car I'll ever buy after all the upgrades, electronics, engine, and muffler. Gotta get one!!!
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #799
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Can someone be kind enough to give me an idea on what clutch parts they are using for the RX8. Im using a Novarossi 25-21 engine and having difficulties setting the gap as it just tightens up on the shoe when doing up the bell bolt. I have tried the mugen collar which is longer but still no good. I have been reading thru the forum pages but cant find a solution.

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Can someone be kind enough to give me an idea on what clutch parts they are using for the RX8. Im using a Novarossi 25-21 engine and having difficulties setting the gap as it just tightens up on the shoe when doing up the bell bolt. I have tried the mugen collar which is longer but still no good. I have been reading thru the forum pages but cant find a solution.

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I dont know the length of your cranskshaft tip.

Normally you need to add shims between flywheel locknut and clutchbell bearing.

However, If your crankshaft tip is not long enough, there is a chance the thrust bearing will be over pressed as you tightened the last bolt. In this case you have two options :
1. change to longer tip of thrust bearing stopper ( in this case i use mugen seiki thrust bearing stopper )
2. add shims between xray thrust bearing stopper and crankshaft tip. Keep adding shims until the clutchbell can move very freely with slight amout of lateral gap.

tip: use longer bolt screw when using longer thrust bearing stopper or adding shims
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I dont know the length of your cranskshaft tip.

Normally you need to add shims between flywheel locknut and clutchbell bearing.

However, If your crankshaft tip is not long enough, there is a chance the thrust bearing will be over pressed as you tightened the last bolt. In this case you have two options :
1. change to longer tip of thrust bearing stopper ( in this case i use mugen seiki thrust bearing stopper )
2. add shims between xray thrust bearing stopper and crankshaft tip. Keep adding shims until the clutchbell can move very freely with slight amout of lateral gap.

tip: use longer bolt screw when using longer thrust bearing stopper or adding shims

Thanks for your reply. Yep thats exactly what I did, I used the mugen thrust bearing stopper but still had to add 2.7mm shims under that.
Just making sure Im not doing any thing silly
Thanks again.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:40 PM   #802
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Anyone install the washer disc in the clutch yet?
I've found the instruction is wrong, when all 6 pcs 0.6mm washer and 6 ocs 0.4mm washer stack together, it's too high. when turn the spring hat in 0.5mm as intrsuction mentioned, the washers have no room to move.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:23 AM   #804
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Anyone install the washer disc in the clutch yet?
I've found the instruction is wrong, when all 6 pcs 0.6mm washer and 6 ocs 0.4mm washer stack together, it's too high. when turn the spring hat in 0.5mm as intrsuction mentioned, the washers have no room to move.
Jeff Z and myself both ran the Bellville warshers at the Nats. We both set the clutch up at 0.5mm and 0.5mm with a brand new Xray yellow shoe and the waRshers stacked up per the directions. Neither of us had any issue at all with the clutches. My clutch had more rip than the old set up. Jeff qualified 9th and I was 14th in a fast feild so the clutch works! My shoe is nice and golden brown now over the full contact surface which i was never able to get before.
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Jeff Z and myself both ran the Bellville warshers at the Nats. We both set the clutch up at 0.5mm and 0.5mm with a brand new Xray yellow shoe and the waRshers stacked up per the directions. Neither of us had any issue at all with the clutches. My clutch had more rip than the old set up. Jeff qualified 9th and I was 14th in a fast feild so the clutch works! My shoe is nice and golden brown now over the full contact surface which i was never able to get before.
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Jeff Z and myself both ran the Bellville warshers at the Nats. We both set the clutch up at 0.5mm and 0.5mm with a brand new Xray yellow shoe and the waRshers stacked up per the directions. Neither of us had any issue at all with the clutches. My clutch had more rip than the old set up. Jeff qualified 9th and I was 14th in a fast feild so the clutch works! My shoe is nice and golden brown now over the full contact surface which i was never able to get before.
Tried serveral times the clutch can't engage with 0.5 preload, the hat pressed all the washer together got no room to move as per instruction. T_T
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Tried serveral times the clutch can't engage with 0.5 preload, the hat pressed all the washer together got no room to move as per instruction. T_T
What is your gap?

If mine gets up to .6 preload it gets funny, but .5 seems to be good.

it would seem this spring, takes a little less gap for the same feel.

My cone setup .5 and .5 felt like the Xray hard spring @ 1.1 and a .7 gap

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Thanks for your reply. Yep thats exactly what I did, I used the mugen thrust bearing stopper but still had to add 2.7mm shims under that.
Just making sure Im not doing any thing silly
Thanks again.
How much gap is there between your flywheel and the engine? If you have a fat collet, it can push the flywheel out farther making it difficult to get a proper gap.
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