Clutch News

Hong Nor X3 4-shoe clutch set

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Hong Nor have introduced a new 4-shoe clutch set for the X3 and X3GT and also all Nitro Buggy, Truggy and GT cars. Designed to provide a wide range of tuning options, the clutch comes with two different types of springs for super-easy clutch setting from soft to hard setting, each suitable for different track conditions and racing styles. Included in the set are the 34mm flywheel, lightweight aluminium clutch shoes, black (0.9mm) and silver (1.0mm) clutch springs, assembly screws, flywheel collar, and flywheel nut.

T-Work’s 4-shoe clutch set

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T-Work’s have introduced a new 4-shoe clutch set for Nitro Buggy, Truggy and GT cars. Designed to provide a wide range of tuning options, the clutch comes with three different types of springs for super-easy clutch setting from soft to hard setting, each suitable for different track conditions and racing styles. Included in the set are the 34mm flywheel, lightweight aluminium clutch shoes, black (0.9mm) and silver (1.0mm) clutch springs, assembly screws, flywheel collar, and flywheel nut. Gold (1.1mm) clutch springs are also available separately, providing aggressive setting for high traction GT racing.

REDS V2.1 Tetra clutch Scuderia Edition

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REDS Racing have introduced the new Tetra clutch Scuderia Edition specifically configured for 721 Scuderia engine. The new clutch setup features four aluminum shoes and 4 x 1.0 springs which improve the 721 Scuderia engine power delivery. The Tetra clutch 721 Scuderia Edition combined with REDS clutch bells have proven to guarantee an extraordinary fuel mileage in recent tests and competitions. The clutch system is available both with 32mm and 34mm diameter to make it suitable for any type of car. The high inertia flywheel, designed for low acceleration and recommended for low grip tracks as well as the low inertia flywheel for high acceleration, recommended for high grip tracks are available as optional parts. Using the configurable top plate and springs, there are 6 different combinations: 1.0 and 1.1 mm springs and 3 preload adjustments with the top plate.

XRAY 4-shoe clutch set

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XRAY have introduced the new 4-shoe clutch set for the XB8 and XT8. The 4-shoe clutch features smaller, lighter internal parts, and the design allows for more balanced clutch bell engagement compared to the traditional 3-shoe design. The 4-shoe clutch design allows for super-easy clutch setting from soft to hard setting, each suitable for different track conditions and racing style. The 4-shoe design allows use of combinations of different hardnesses of shoes and springs for clutch engagement setting, and even allows for a combination of different pairs of shoes and springs which gives ultra-fine engagement settings. There are 4 different hardness of shoes and 3 different hardness of springs optionally available. Changing the setting is very easy thanks to the special assembly screws that hold the shoe and spring. Soft clutch setting generates the highest amount of traction and engages earliest; Medium clutch setting allows more clutch slippage and engages later; Hard clutch setting engages latest and provides more revs to engine. The 4-shoe clutch set includes flywheel, lightweight medium aluminum clutch shoes, gold (soft) clutch springs, assembly screws, flywheel collar, and flywheel nut. Optional graphite shoes engage more smoothly and give smoother clutch acceleration.

O.S. Engines 4-shoe clutch shoe sets

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O.S.Engines have introduced two new sets of 4-shoe clutch shoes for their 4-shoe clutch system. The sets consist of four carbon clutch shoes (hard) and four yellow clutch shoes (soft) designed to help to fine–tune clutch feel according to the surface, track conditions and driving style.

Team Associated FT 4-shoe adjustable clutch system

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Team Associated have introduced new Factory Team 4-shoe adjustable clutch system for RC8B3 series and most 1/8 nitro buggies and truggies. After months of prototyping and testing, the Area 51 engineers came up with a patent-pending design that gives racers the ability to adjust the tension of the clutch springs — without having to remove the clutch and change springs. In fact, the engine doesn’t even need to be removed from the chassis to make the adjustment. The adjustment is done with a single set screw that engages with a spring cam. By loosening or tightening a set screw in the flywheel, the spring cam rotates within the flywheel to adjust the tension on the springs. This means you can make quick adjustments while in the pit lane.

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RC-Project Ti clutch retainer screw

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Italian brand RC-Project have introduced a titanium clutch retainer screw. Machined from certified Grade 5 6Al4V titanium, the screw measures 8.5mm long but the screw head is only 2.5mm to avoid to touch the fuel tank in case of excessive chassis flex. The design eliminates any rubbing between the screw and the clutch bearing while the large outer diameter protects the bearing from dust and debris. The clutch retainer screw weighs only 0.4g and it can be used on all engines.

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SWORKz Tornado 14T vented clutch bell

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SWORKz have added to their range of SWORKz Competition (SWC) the new Tornado 14T hi-performance lightened clutch bell. Made from high-quality steel, it comes hard coated to extra durability. The vented design with the special 5 openings is not only 25% lighter than normal one but also allows lower temperatures and cleaner clutch shoe engagement for a longer life of both bell and clutch shoes.