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Old 05-26-2011, 11:45 PM
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Joaquin Suave Joaquin Suave is offline
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Default Re: Clutch Pucks upgraded anyone?

The function of a clutch can be broken down to a few simple components...

The Friction material and its specific friction coefficent in cold and hot conditions.

The surface area of the contacting friction material to a hard surface.

The number of contacting surfaces.

And the force applied to the compress the friction materials to the hard surfaces.

Chances are that the modifications to the motors have pushed the torque of the motor beyond the clutches functional range...

Thus, the higher friction coeffecent materials wont be effective without greater applied force.

You guys might want to look for stronger springs!

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