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Old 12-19-2014, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Anyone use the Reds 4 shoe 32mm clutch?

I'm thinking of getting the Reds 4 shoe clutch for my Thunder Tiger.

It's a Reedy 121 VR-ST and barely reaches the wheel on its starter box with the 35mm Fioroni it has on it now.

I can make some adjustments and modifications to get it to work but I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Anybody use this clutch?

http://www.amain.com/reds-racing-off...ch-kit/p299213

Is it as awesome as it looks?
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The Reds 4 shoe clutch is top notch. Very tunable and very easy to work on. One of the best on the market.
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The Reds 4 shoe clutch is top notch. Very tunable and very easy to work on. One of the best on the market.
It looks good. Looks similar to my Fioronis.

I'm mostly wondering about the size and weight too.

They say it ways 19 grams. That's especially light weight?

Lighter than other clutches?

What kind of difference is there with a light and smaller flywheel?

Engines handle it good?
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It being lighter will put less strain on your engine. This means it will spool up quicker and give you more punch. What starter box do you have? I know a few guys around me that still run nitro (there is like 3 including myself) have a way to change how tall the top of the box is off of the wheel. I have no problems with mine on me 1/8 buggy but I dont know about your situation. Back to the clutch, I ordered one last week and put it on and I love it. Seems to me that it engages well and even and doesnt eat shoes like some of my 3 shoe clutches did.
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It being lighter will put less strain on your engine. This means it will spool up quicker and give you more punch. What starter box do you have? I know a few guys around me that still run nitro (there is like 3 including myself) have a way to change how tall the top of the box is off of the wheel. I have no problems with mine on me 1/8 buggy but I dont know about your situation. Back to the clutch, I ordered one last week and put it on and I love it. Seems to me that it engages well and even and doesnt eat shoes like some of my 3 shoe clutches did.
The box I use with this car is an OFNA 1/10&1/8 w/ power panel.

I can't seem to find a link for that one to show which one it is.

It's really narrow and I already have the slots dremeled out so the car will sit more over the starter wheel. They're not grooved as far as they can go. I can still go over to the cars right a little more and then bevel the slot in the bottom of the chassis so the wheel will go up more and not rub the chassis. It's going to be close though.

It barely gets the 35mm clutch I have on there now. I know it's only a difference of 1.5mm more for it to reach but that's actually quite a bit.

Sounds good to me that it bites good. It's worth it then.
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