Firehammer cluch problem

hairdog

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I bought a used Firehammer buggy. It has a big bore kit with a tuned pipe. I was playing with it today when it started making a noise from around the clutch .When you give it gas and it would barely move. It was working fine up until then. I took it apart but didn't notice anything obvious. It acted like the clutch wasn't engaging. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

zouz10

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hairdog,
What kind of conditions are you running in? The reason I ask is because once when I had my Baja I ran in dirt and it packed my clutch to the point where it was spinning and the car was not moving (just like you described). I stopped it for a moment and then shook it, and it worked fine after that. I don't know if it is your situation, but maybe it will help!!
 

hairdog

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I took it apart and cleaned the clutch out . I put it all back together and tried it today. When the clutch is cold it works fine. After it runs for a minute or 2 it starts slipping. Sounds like it's fried. Is there a way to fix it or do I need a new one? If I need a new one, is there a peformance replacement?
 

Timmahh

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if your stock/original bell is in good shape, theres no need.
but if its looking chewed up or is not spinning true, then i would recommend a new clutch.

most bells last for a Long time.
 

Timmahh

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yes you shouldnt have any issues as long as the corrisponding parts are good, ie bell, pinion/spur bearings ect...
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hairdog

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I can try. It does have the big bore kit with a tuned pipe. I'm new to 1/5 scale but I can tell it has more HP than stock because of video I've seen of a stock one.
 
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