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    Aluminum Slipper Pads and Stangled Cats

    I recently did a new build on a stampede and one of the upgrades was using the aluminum pads for the revo clutch. However I didn't realize I needed the larer pressure plate, so I kept the stock pressure plates and fliped the slipper ring plate (the ring plate that the pads actually contact). Now the plate was used one one side, but not the other so i filpped it to the unused side.

    The aluminum pads sound horrid, like a strangled cat, lol. Anyone else experience this? Also they seem very sensitive to tension, more so than the stock pads. I didn't like them at all (every time I drive down the street my truck sounds like its grinding itself apart between the chatter of the drive train and the slipper), i'm wondering if the larger diameter ring makes a difference (due to larger travel diameter or different grade of steel perhaps than the stock one the stampede came with?) or if this is normal. Any input would be appreciated. I have to order aluminum hexes for my teknos because the just rounded a plastic one one the first full run, so nows my chance to order the larger pressure plates to use with the larger ring if that's the way to go.

    BTW i'm running a stampede 4x4 converted to slash 4x4 with 2400kv and two 3S 4000mah 25C packs in parallel, geared 17 / 54.

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    I have the revo slipper with aluminum pads at 1/4 from fully tight and it works flawless. No noise or anything

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    I'm thinking it must be something to do with the smaller slipper ring and being of a softer grade of steel than the larger ring. That composite material the stock pads are made of is definately softer than the aluminum pads. Hopefully i can still use my aluminum pads because they are now grooved, maybe sand them down to smooth them out for the new ring...

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    I use the aluminum pads and everything else other than an aluminum bearing adapter in the clutch is stock. Works fine for me with no weird noise or any other issues.
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    I wanted to try the aluminum slipper pads. Is there any break in process? Or do you just set them up like stock?

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    I'm using the aluminum bearing adapter (no problems with it) and was wondering about the aluminum pads. I've got carbon fiber pads in there now. I don't like them. They seem to slip more and need to be adjusted tighter than the stock pads to get a good grip. Otherwise, they whine most of the time. Either going back to stock when they wear out or might try the aluminum if the feedback looks good on them.

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    I went with the Revo Spec'd slipper and aluminum pads and they work flawlessly so far. I run this on both my P4de & Sl4sh. You will find it to be an excellent upgrade for the $$

    Here's a couple pics of the Revo Slipper w/ Aluminum shoes.


    Last edited by DiggerPede; 09-20-2012 at 11:42 AM. Reason: added pics
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    I have had my revo slipper in for 2 months now and its miles better than stock because it give a good feel when the power kicks in..peace
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    I filed the pads smooth again, even though I can flip them where they ahaven't been grooved. I also ordered the larger pressure plates so I can use the proper sized slip ring that they came with in the kit. Hopefully this will make the difference. One side of the slip ring does appear noticeably smoother than the other, so that may have been part of the cause.

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    Have you got the pads the right way round because i know people who have the flat part of the pads against the metal slipper discs
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