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    New E-Revo owner!!

    ok went crazy and brought an brushless e-revo,(snap on edition) XO1, and Rally 1/10! all still new not used. anyway this is for the revo would be alright if I just tighten up the slipper nut tight then turn back 1/4 turn without having to break it in, or do I have too. tried it in my house and its super loose if I have to drive it this way in 2 runs good-bye clutch
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    No you need to break it in first. Then let it cool then adjust
    Try Driving it easier first ride. If its stupid loose maybe 1/2 or 3/4 back. You want it to slip and break in
    That's a nice combo of rides there!
    Last edited by 50togo; 02-02-2013 at 10:12 AM.

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    Hi, take the tightening tool spanner and Allen key,tighten it 1/4 by quarter then test, repeat until it stops slipping then break it in like that for the two runs. Then you can do the tighten all the way and back 1/4 turn.

    It beds it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    No you need to break it in first. Then let it cool then adjust
    Try Driving it easier first ride. If its stupid loose maybe 1/2 or 3/4 back. You want it to slip and break in
    That's a nice combo of rides there!
    Thanks! I know what you mean but why would you burn out some of the cultch, not getting on you but what would be the outcome of just tighting down without breaking it in? instant wheelies and no cultch burning out.
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    Like yipman said it beds in. Doesn't cause much wear

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage t-mack View Post
    Thanks! I know what you mean but why would you burn out some of the cultch, not getting on you but what would be the outcome of just tighting down without breaking it in? instant wheelies and no cultch burning out.
    Same reason you burn in disk brakes on a bicycle when you get them or replace pads. To make sure it works properly and to mate the surfaces.

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    where did you see>I have to drive it this way in 2 runs good-bye clutch

    Slipper Clutch Break-In
    The E-Revo Brushless Editionís slipper clutch requires a break-in procedure
    to ensure consistent operation with the extremely high power output of
    the included Castle Creations Mamba Monster brushless motor system. The
    slipper clutch has been adjusted to the correct initial setting for break-in.
    Follow these steps to ensure maximum performance and life from your
    slipper clutch:
    1. Make your first runs with the model using the stock gearing and 6- or
    7-cell NiMH packs, or 2S LiPo packs.
    2. Drive normally. The slipper clutch should slip momentarily when
    accelerating aggressively on high-traction surfaces (you will hear a
    whirring sound when the slipper clutch allows the spur gear to slip).
    3. If excessive slippage is noticed (slipping that lasts for more than 3
    seconds under hard acceleration), or the slipper clutch slips anytime
    the throttle is applied at any lever, stop driving immediately. Let the
    slipper clutch cool for 10-15 minutes. When the clutch is cool, test-drive
    the vehicle again. If you still experience excessive slippage, allow the
    slipper to cool once more, then tighten the slipper nut ľ turn (turn the
    nut clockwise) and repeat the break-in process. Do not adjust the slipper
    clutch before it has cooled.
    4. Continue to run the vehicle and monitor slipper clutch performance as
    noted above, and readjust if necessary. When the run is complete, the
    slipper should be fully broken in.
    After break-in, the slipper clutch is ready for any type of driving, with any
    batteries up to 6S Lipo. Set the slipper clutch so it only slips for a moment
    (if at all) under hard acceleration in high-traction conditions. If excessive
    slippage is noticed, stop driving immediately. Continuing to drive with a
    loose slipper will cause damage to the slipper unit. You must let the slipper
    cool down to ambient temperature before tightening the slipper nut and
    resuming driving.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    I just tighten mine down all the way... who need s slipper? Not me.
    Traxxas please sell kits!

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    That will help keeping your lhs in business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer83L View Post
    I just tighten mine down all the way... who need s slipper? Not me.
    same here mine is very tight, my slipper is the "dirt" I run on, & I run 2/2s, now 2/3s high traction I would let it slip just a bit..

    ^

    Set the slipper clutch so it only slips for a moment (if at all) under hard acceleration in high-traction conditions. If excessive slippage is noticed, stop driving immediately
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    what I meant to say is if I drive it with the loose slipper clutch it wont last 2 runs, yes you have to stop now and then and let it cool gotya will break it in. thanks 87GN!
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    ^ that's all good, I don't always mean what I say or say what I mean.........lol
    no wait......say what I mean, never mind......lol

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    BL 5IVE.....
    Last edited by 87 GN; 02-02-2013 at 05:56 PM.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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