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CLUTCH EATER

Old 04-07-2010, 02:36 PM
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IM LOOKING INTO THE FIORONI/ OPTION TEAM TURBO TWIN. MY TRUCK KEEPS EATING CLUTCHES/BEARINGS. THE USUAL 3 SHOE ALUM.SHOES I GET ONE WHOLE AFTERNOON AT THE TRACK AND I HAVE TO CHANGE BEARINGS OR SHOES ALL TOGETHER.I.E. HEAT BUILD UP. THE ONLY THING IS IT HAS A 35MM FLYWHEEL AND IM NOT SURE IF IT WILL MEET MY WHEEL(BUMP). I HAVE MODDED ALX1 TO A TRUGGY( I DIDNT JUST SWAP WHEELS EITHER)SHE HAS TMAXX 3.3 FRNT AND REAR ASSEMBLIES AND A OFNA CTR SPOOL=NO CTR DIFF. PLEASE HELP .
Old 04-07-2010, 02:39 PM
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what springs are you running?? also run dynamite max life shoes, im getting 8+ gallons out of mine. also do NOT run mugen clutch springs, they are junk, i have had 4 out of 4 sets break and they wont last threw all 3 quals.
Old 04-07-2010, 02:47 PM
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I HAVE BEEN USING THE LOSI LONG WEAR SHOES WITH THIER SPINGS.i SHOULD HAVE STOCK IN THEM AFTER ALLL THE $ I HAVE SPENT WITH LOSI

Old 04-07-2010, 04:50 PM
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What size springs are you using? If you're getting alot of heat, that usually means the shoes are slipping, which means they're not engaging, which means you probably need a thinner springs?
Old 04-07-2010, 05:05 PM
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when is the last time you replaced the springs??? if its been a while you need to replace those. i have done that before and didnt replace them and i fried a set of clutches because they were always engaged.
Old 04-07-2010, 06:27 PM
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what do you guys think about the fioroni sliding clutches? thats my next step  I really like those clutches because i have one on my lst2 .Its not a fioroni , its a power up bidirectional(sliding) clutch and it works pretty nice.
Old 04-07-2010, 08:29 PM
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Fioroni clutches are supposed to last a very long time. I've never used them personally but one of the local guys raves about 'em and I've read the same thing elsewhere...
Old 04-07-2010, 09:42 PM
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i know a few guys that say they will use nothing but that clutch...
Old 04-17-2010, 08:31 PM
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ORDERED MY NEW SLIDING CLUTCH SYSTEM FROM FIORONI I GOT THE TURBO TWIN CARBON WILL LET ME KNOW. WISH ME LUCK.
Old 04-17-2010, 08:45 PM
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seems like you could be overgeared. that could be causing the extra stress on your clutch
Old 04-17-2010, 09:00 PM
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CLUTCHBELL 12-15 AND MAIN GEAR 46 THINK SO.?
Old 04-17-2010, 09:44 PM
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i coudnt tell ya. you say you have a frankenstein drivetrain. i would keep it down around 12-13 on the clutch bell for a while just to make sure that new clutch dosnt get roasted.
Old 04-18-2010, 03:06 AM
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YES I HAVE PICS OF HER.THOSE ARE THE TWO I USE MOST(12-13) THANX
Old 04-22-2010, 06:34 PM
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Just got home from work and my new clutch is here!!!I will let ya know how it goes.
Old 04-22-2010, 08:21 PM
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Make sure that your clutchbell is not shimmed too tight. Should be a bit of play.
Old 04-22-2010, 09:55 PM
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I got the clutch/new bell and bearings on and it  meets my bump box wheel nicely. All is good in NJ. wish it was a little earlier I would take her out.got work in the a.m.

Old 04-23-2010, 07:19 PM
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Ran two tanks and the clutch grabbed very hard. So I say for all u truggy owners out there find the version that fits your truck.


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