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Old 07-22-2019, 09:51 AM
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Default Suggestions on new clutch for newbie

Hello. New to the nitro scene, ironically liking it. Right now I am looking to possibly upgrade my clutch setup from its factory 3 shoe to the more common 4 shoe, which can help with any track support.

Right now ones that I am hearing to give a look are:

- M2C clutch
- Reds clutch
- Associated clutch
- Xray (this is because it looks similar to AE)

I know people have preferences for sure, I think the big thing I am looking at as a newbie in this area is ease of use and longevity / durability. (heard of one snapping its pins?). The adjustability of the AE clutch is intriguing, and with the xray looking similar (and cheaper ironically being an xray) curious on how its functionality is.

All this will be going into a JQ Black Edition vehicle with a Novarossi Paloma engine.

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Old 07-22-2019, 12:45 PM
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I've used the Reds clutch. It's good but the Werks clutch is fantastic. I feel like my engines have much more power and punch with it and the shoes last forever. Amain hasn't updated their pictures of it but it has two holes for each pin so you can adjust the spring tension a bit without changing springs.
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I run the Reds Tetra clutch on a B2102 in my MP10 and I find it to be pretty versatile to whatever track conditions a driver might encounter. You can adjust spring tension (L/M/H) and also choose to run carbon shoes, aluminum shoes, or a combination of both. I normally prefer a smoother feel rather than a “punchy” feel in my clutch and this clutch allows me to fine tune this feel very easily. The one thing of mention is that if you decide on this clutch, you will probably need to run the Reds Durabell clutch bell because the clutch is “deeper” than most stock clutches (Kyosho clutchbells won’t work at all).
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Old 07-23-2019, 11:26 AM
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thanks for the info. I managed to pickup a brand new Buku clutch, looking into a vented bell option, probably reds. That durabell stuff worth the price compared to the regular vented one?
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I had the Durabell. It wore out pretty quickly. I tried the Serpent bell and it's much better and it also clears the fuel tank.
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thanks grabbd the regular reds bell will see how it goes.
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