View Full Version : Slipper pad ajdustment?
01-17-2010, 03:38 AM
Do i really need to adjust my slipper pad? I just took the car out of the box and it ran perfectly? no real slipping?
I find the instructions a bit confusion , do you want the truck to "slip" or not? or only a little?
01-17-2010, 08:46 AM
Tighten the slipper only if needed. Don't tighten too much, only until the spring is fully compressed, no further or you can damage your plate. this is a good base setting if you've lost the setting and want to regain it from scratch.Then turn out nut (loosen) a quarter turn at a time and test for ideal setting. (Small amount of slip is good ,not too much though)
01-17-2010, 11:00 AM
thanks for the reply , I think I will leave it as "is" stock from the factory .
what do you mean by the spring being compressed? I have not opened the gear box yet ..... soo can you perhaps give me a diagram to refer to?
01-17-2010, 04:15 PM
i just ran through a set of packs on my embe only using about 50% full throttle. i didn't notice a whole lot of slippage with mine for the initial break in process. after my first run not completely going through a complete set of packs i made my adjustment. i tightened the nut until it stopped and then backed it off a quarter turn. i'm not certain about when they say fully compressed but i was always under the impression that a good setting is tighten the nut until it stops then back it off a quarter turn or more. i do know that my slipper tightened quite a bit until it actually stopped. one of the traxxas techs stated that should be an ideal tune for the clutch.
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