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    clutch shoes,

    im flying through clutch shoes on my earthquake, mostly the springs break, anything i can do to prolong the life of them or am i gonna pay 6$ every couple days? lol
    Tornado S30, Earthquake 3.5, Hurricane XTR

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    RE: clutch shoes,


    ORIGINAL: Shady9503

    *im flying through clutch shoes on my earthquake, mostly the springs break, anything i can do to prolong the life of them or am i gonna pay 6$ every couple days? lol
    does sound odd for the spring to keep breaking.

    what does the inside of the clutch bell look like?

    Is there any play on the shaft?

    what about the bearings that the bell housing rides on?

    If the clutch bell is worn on the inside...or the bearings the clutch bell rides on are bad it can cause the clutch shoes/spring to wear out quicly.
    SC10rs, 1/6 hummer crawler, Kyosho Twin Force, Lunchbox project, Techone P51,

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    RE: clutch shoes,

    the original clutch bell i destroyed because i had the metal spur and was doing jumps, not good it chewed up the teeth lol wrecked it, my local redcat dealer ran out of the clutch bell for the 3.5 so i got this one from my LHS
    www.hpiracing.com/products/en/A815/
    it fits fine and the bearings it requires are smaller then stock so those are new aswell so im not quite sure what the problem is,


    Tornado S30, Earthquake 3.5, Hurricane XTR

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    RE: clutch shoes,

    Are you spending a lot of time at partial (low) throttle? Whenever the clutch isn't fully engaged it'll be creating heat. Have you tried a different spring? If it doesn't have enough tension it'll be partially engaged at idle. Could be the engine idling too high too.

    There could also be some binding or something after the clutch that's making it accelerate slower and thus keeping the clutch partially engaged longer.


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