Long Lasting Clutch

I’m putting my new Team Orion RS engine together, and I figured I should share how I do my clutch. It is just the standard Kyosho clutch. IFW136 is the blue shoes.

First I file on the shoes. When they wear, the material comes off the top and goes into the middle over the spring, and also off the edge of the shoe.

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Next I like to use 1 extra shoe shim to space the shoe higher off the flywheel. This will allow your clutch to wear more before it drags on the flywheel.

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This part is important to me. I don’t use a normal clutch tool. I’m crazy sensitive to my feel and when you stretch that spring out to push the shoe down, it weakens the spring. I use the tapered Kyosho clutch nut IFW54B. I just use a tuning screwdriver to push the spring down. Don’t use this technique if you are NOT using a tapered nut. A screwdriver is dangerous with the normal type of nut.

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Boom…..your done and now ready to burn gallons on a long lasting clutch. Good luck out there, thanks for checking in and God Bless!

7 responses to “Long Lasting Clutch

    • I feel the blue shoes have a better snap feel. The silver seemed to slip a little. I’ve only tried silver a few times. I’ve pretty much ran blue since I’ve been driving Kyosho.

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