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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    slipper clutch question.

    on the summit if i tighten the slipper clutch all the way so it wont slip. will any thing go wrong? iv had slash 4x4 2x4 stampede 2x4 and a merv all clutch fully tightned. and dident have a problem with them?
    NO U CANT DRIVE MY SUMMIT!

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    You could damage the diffs, the summit is twice the weight if not more than the slash, and that's equals more rotating mass, I would keep the slipper a bit loose, just to where it slips for a sec, it wil save your drivetrain in the long run, I'm sure others will chime in as well but this is JMO.


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  3. #3
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    There is a reason why the slipper clutch is called that. Its supposed to slip to prevent damage. But you can experiment and get back to us.
    Working hard to appear reasonably sane.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Too tight of a slipper...

    damaged diffs
    busted axles
    broken drive shafts
    stripped spurs
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

  5. #5
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    Best spot I have found without breaking anything so far is to tighten it all the way down and then back it off 1/4 turn, and am willing to bet mine is the heaviest on the board. Need to get some scales (wife will not allow them in the house LOL) so I can verify but know it is pushing 15# if not over.
    Endeavoring to persevere !

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