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Old 07-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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I haven't gotten it to the track yet, but bashing around at work the clutch fade seems MUCH better if not gone.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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very nice I like it. Looks like it will do the job.
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It looks good and if it holds up you saved some cash doing it too.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I wanted to at least try it to see if it helped before dropping a bunch of money on billet stuff. Of course the night I got it done tgn put all the darksoul stuff on sale so I've got a blue set coming anyway ;). I'm a little concerned since the stock stuff is cast (brittle), but it seems ok so far. Now I need a good clutch, shoulda picked up the lauterbacher whenn ddm had them on the DotD.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:57 AM   #5
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Was just going to tell you about the ds sale.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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Badger modified a pull start cover to go around the ds setup. May want to ask him about it.
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Good job on them
Your dremel must have been busy!
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The beauty of the fully vented setup is that no Outerwears cover is needed. If you have both the vented clutch bell carrier and the vented clutch bell housing, any debris that would come in will go straight out the back.

Think about what debris would have to do to actually get into the clutch with this setup. It would need to come into the clutch carrier /housing, be it from the front or the side, get past a spinning clutch bell spinning at anywhere from 7000 rpm (whatever your clutch engagement is set at) on up, so survive the natural shedding action of that, make a 90 - 180 turn, and then actually enter and travel into the clutch area to do anything. If you had an enclosed clutch housing, then of course I can see this happening, but with as heavily vented as the ds clutch housing is...... path of least resistance, its much easier for the debris to blow out the sides or the back of the housing than to run that gauntlet to actually get in.

I know for a fact that Badger runs this setup without any sort of Outerwears on it, and I know several others than run the same with actually LESS clutch wear than with an enclosed setup, and in all sorts of debris.

This all seems a bit counter intuitive, but once you run it, you will likely never go back to an enclosed setup.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:59 AM   #9
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Did he take it off?
Last time I remember he had one on.

Whats the down side of using one?
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Did he take it off?
Last time I remember he had one on.

Whats the down side of using one?
It got ground through from the diff shield on top, so it really wasnt doing anything anymore anyway. And there is no issue running one, just as far as I can tell, there is no reason TO run one, MAYBE for sand, and even J. Schultz said he does not run one there either, that like I said, its just not an issue if you have a vented housing as well. I have no personal experience in the sand with it, but I trust Schultz.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #11
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I haven't gotten it to the track yet, but bashing around at work the clutch fade seems MUCH better if not gone.

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Hey that's good but was not sure if it will be strong enough, so I thought let's wait and see if someone on the forum is thinking the same was going to post yesterday but very busy, to see if any one had done it. Keep us informed as to how it is holding up, would save me a few pennies toward's my next project.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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The beauty of the fully vented setup is that no Outerwears cover is needed. If you have both the vented clutch bell carrier and the vented clutch bell housing, any debris that would come in will go straight out the back.

Think about what debris would have to do to actually get into the clutch with this setup. It would need to come into the clutch carrier /housing, be it from the front or the side, get past a spinning clutch bell spinning at anywhere from 7000 rpm (whatever your clutch engagement is set at) on up, so survive the natural shedding action of that, make a 90 - 180 turn, and then actually enter and travel into the clutch area to do anything. If you had an enclosed clutch housing, then of course I can see this happening, but with as heavily vented as the ds clutch housing is...... path of least resistance, its much easier for the debris to blow out the sides or the back of the housing than to run that gauntlet to actually get in.

I know for a fact that Badger runs this setup without any sort of Outerwears on it, and I know several others than run the same with actually LESS clutch wear than with an enclosed setup, and in all sorts of debris.

This all seems a bit counter intuitive, but once you run it, you will likely never go back to an enclosed setup.
What about the stray stone, bolt or part just getting wedged in the front or outer face between the carrier and bell, I had it happen on one of my HPI baja's, not sure which it was, one of my buggies I think, not the 5T too much stuff in the way to get in there.
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What about the stray stone, bolt or part just getting wedged in the front or outer face between the carrier and bell, I had it happen on one of my HPI baja's, not sure which it was, one of my buggies I think, not the 5T too much stuff in the way to get in there.
I could wrap an Outerwears on mine,but I don't. I'm not worried about it. I even took off all cage panels I had on to keep the dirt out. I even trimmed the hood and windshield,all to allow more air flow.
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I wouldn't worry about dust sand or stones. Like ds said they all want to take the path of least resistance and that's not into the clutch bell.
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Ordered a Lauterbacher clutch from ddm today, hopefully I can finally say goodbye to the bog

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Man they just had that on DOTD..
What stall will you be running??
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I managed to get a good deal ;). I'm probably going to start at 9000-9500 (1-1 1/2 turns in from stock setting from what I read) and see how it does. I'll put it on a tach once I get it responding like I want and see what I end up at.

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Cool deal.
Hope it works out and last a long time.
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this is out of stock everyware i found to look:-( just had that i need to buy something kinda morning too.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #20
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What's out of stock everywhere??
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