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Old 06-12-2011, 07:31 AM
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I have some of the Losi Long Life shoes on my clutch that have about 1mm left on the tips of them. When should you replace them?
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Here is a pic
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Drake uses a digital caliper to measure side to side.....you are looking for a measurement no smaller than 23.4mm(I THINK THIS IS RIGHT) if it's less than 23.4mm, it's time for new shoes.........When I ran TLR, I ran nothing but Dynamite shoes and they last a LONG time.....good luck!
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just by referencing your picture, I would say it's more than likely time for new shoes....lol
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Thanks, I just took the caliper to them and they are 23.6mm. So I guess I need to replace them

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I read in the twf8 site, when its 1mm worn, then its time to change.
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I find the long life shoes get below the 23.4mm measurement within a gallon. I'm measuring tip to tip and not middle to middle. What is the correct way to measure. The dynamites would get below the measurement in about the same amount of time.
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I used to get 2-3gall EASY out of my Dynamites.....Im NOT a strapped driver at all though.
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I usually replace mine when the turn a flat orange/brown color. But also I am running the Answer clutch shoes and flywheels and I can get any where from 3 to 4 gallons out of a set of shoes with a regular cleaning and resurfacing of the shoes as well.
But also I think a factor would be how hard do you stay in the throttle as well.
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the 23.4 measurement is for the regular losi shoes. i believe the long life shoes are different but as already said by the pic i would say replace them. Also on the standard losi shoes i get 2-2.5 gallons on my clutch, i dont see the need for other shoes. but the big thing that helped with wear was the TKO special bearings. they helped wear by .5-1 full gallon and thats with tossing them at 23.4 or before
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3 times de-burr, 4th time trash. every time you file them down they get lighter=hit later but softer, make motor seem boggy sometimes.
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