Werks Racing is pleased to introduce its' new "Power Clutch" line of
off-road clutches. One of the worlds first low cost adjustable clutches
designed from the ground up specifically for the demanding 1/8th scale nitro
off-road racing market.
The Werks Racing Power Clutch is a four shoe design which allows for the
maximum possible amount of contact area between the clutch shoes & clutch
bell. Because this is a truly adjustable clutch, it is possible to easily
adjust the spring tension to change engagement point, their by minimizing
the need as with traditional clutches to slip the clutch to improve
acceleration. This reduces the tendency for the clutch shoes to develop
excess heat and fade during long main events. This was often the case in the
past when racers looking for the "extra edge" in performance with
traditional clutches were using lightened shoes with heavy springs or even
going as far as using aluminum clutch shoes.
Now with the new Werks Racing "Power Clutch" adjustable clutch if you want a
later engagement point for more punch simply tighten the nut on the end of
the clutch and you are done! Three springs are available; gold standard
(soft), green (medium), and silver (hard). These different tension springs
allow you to tailor the clutch to your racing conditions. Shoes are
available in carbon, red rulon or Teflon materials.
Which clutch shoes should I use?".
The clutch system is available with shoes in three different compounds, which work differently and allow you to fine tune how hard the shoes will grab when they engage. The different compounds are:
Carbon: The Carbon clutch shoes have moderate wear and are a common first choice. They have a linear feel, with a moderate amount of bite and are easy to tune.
Rulon: The Rulon clutch shoes on the other hand usually have higher wear, but the amount of wear is vastly dependant on the amount of slip allowed. They do however have the most grip, but the grip increases with temperature. To properly tune the Rulon shoes you have to be aware of this property, as they will make the engine bog more after about 45 seconds of use (The clutch grabs more so it locks harder). So make sure that you adjust the shoes when the clutch and engine are hot and expect them to slip a little when you first fire up the engine. The Rulon shoes would make an excellent choice of clutch shoe for high traction tracks with an engine with strong bottom end, provided you put in the time to tune them correctly.
Teflon: The Teflon clutch shoes have the least amount of grip but have excellent wear. These shoes are best suited to low traction conditions. Teflon clutch shoes are also beneficial for engines that have less bottom end, as they will allow the engine to spool up and stay in the powerband before they grab completely.
WRX6501 off road Power Clutch carbon shoes
WRX6502 off road Power Clutch rulon shoes
WRX6503 off road Power Clutch teflon shoes
WRX6521 off road monster truck Power Clutch carbon shoes