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Clutch Upgrade

Discussion in 'HPI Baja' started by RCAholic, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. RCAholic

    RCAholic Well-Known Member

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    Any recomendations on better clutch, 3 or 4 shoe, Who has them etc? Or is the stock clutch with a spring upgrade sufficent?
     
  2. hal001

    hal001 Well-Known Member

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    I have the elcon race clutch. Haven't tested yet but i know it will kick some tires for sure. I am waiting on my care package from ddm. I have some spacers coming, alloy pull start handle, turtle clutch bell, ramtech from and rear shock mounts. etc, etc,. I have the four shoe race clutch from lauterbacher in my monster beetle, and monster truck. And i can say from experience they just plain HOOK UP compared to the two shoe ones. Had the ones on my fg for couple years now. Still running good. No replacements yet. I know that it may seem like 100 bucks for a clutch is high. But i read alot of people are not getting much life outta stockers. So in the long run it's pretty cheap. Plus they hook up like no other. Also they are totally adjustable. Most are from 6000-10000 range. Just set the way you want it to hook-up.
     
  3. marderbeet

    marderbeet Well-Known Member

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    did you up grade your clutch bell? did it make a big diffrence??
     
  4. Killer RC

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    Get a Lauterbach 4 shoe off-road clutch, and Turtle steel bell.
     
  5. Shiny

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    I have the Elcon on the Gas Devil and it rooks.
    A friend have it on his Baja SS with stock Bill and he is vary happy.
    No regrets, it ran for about 10 tanks only but still as new.
    I recommend it for any RC car.
     
  6. Timmahh

    Timmahh Bajastafarian Madnes
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    4 shoe for sure if your going anywhere off road.

    the elcon and the lauterbacher 4shoe off road clutches have been doing well so far. some are running the FG 4shoe clutch with good reports so far too.

    DO NOT use any aluminum shoe clutches, they arent made for the abuse off road use gives them.
     
  7. modifier

    modifier Well-Known Member

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    I am amazed at how well the Elcon clutches have been working and holding up in my Baja's. I run them in sand alot and the stock clutches didn't last long at all, the Elcons are great.
    From other user reports the Lauterbacher seems to work well also.
     
  8. Shiny

    Shiny Well-Known Member

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    I have the ELCON on the Baja SS & Carson Gas Devil and vary happy with it.
    Did not try the Lauterbacher. I am thinking to use it for the Carson CPT. If I did I will report back the results.