This clutch has taken the 1/8 buggy scene by storm,
winning many major races in Europe during the prototype testing phases. Now
it's available to you!
This clutch is a standard 3-shoe setup for maximum shoe
contact area, and accepts RMV and Mugen clutch springs and shoes. What sets
this clutch apart is that it works in two stages:
Stage 1: Like a
conventional clutch, centrifugal force makes the clutch shoes push against the
springs to contact the clutch bell.
Stage 2: When a
certain torque point is reached and the shoes are fully engaged, the
spring-loaded flywheel actually extends the clutch shoe engagement to give the
clutch shoes even more solid contact with the clutch bell. The result is
increased clutchbell RPM and minimal clutch shoe shipping!
You can use harder springs for a late engagement, and the
stage 2 action prevents the heat generating slippage that many late engageing
setups have. Aluminum clutch shoes are used often in conventional, as they are
resistant to the slipping that occurs at high RPMs. Now you can use Carbon
shoes and get even better results!
The Speed 3 clutch comes
complete with a set of RMV Carbon Clutch shoes, and a set of 1.0 springs.
Add a clutch bell and bearings, and you're ready to go!
Note on using Speed 3 w/
Mugen clutch bells:
Mugen bells have an inner diameter of 26.0 mm vs RMV/kyosho bells which have
26.3 mm. The Speed 3
is configured for the larger diameters. If you use a mugen bell it will engage
earlier. You can use Mugen 1.1 springs to compensate for the earlier