A Clutch for Electric Cars? TLR Has Them For The 8IGHT-Es
Clutches (as in the kind that go on an engine, not a slipper clutch) are required for nitro cars, since there has to be a way for the crankshaft to rotate as the engine idles while the car is stopped. Electric motors simply stop with the car, so there’s no need for a clutch–but a clutch can still be useful. In some situations, the instant power of an 1/8-scale brushless system can be overwhelming, making it hard to maintain control and increasing load on drivetrain components. TLR now offers a 4-shoe clutch to smooth everything out for increased performance and durability. TLR’s new clutch system is available for the 8IGHT-E 2.0, 8IGHT-E 3.0 and 8IGHT-E T 3.0. Full info in the official press release from TLR below.
The 8IGHT-E Clutch system provides instant power while increasing traction and decreasing the load on the drive-train. The slip system of the clutch allows improved throttle modulation on bumpy tracks as it will slip under a heavy or abrupt load allowing the vehicle to remain stable. The clutch system also allows for full brake usage without the need for mechanical brakes due to the preloaded clutch shoes. The 8IGHT-E clutch system is a direct fit on the 8IGHT-E 2.0, 8IGHT-E 3.0 and 8IGHT-E T 3.0.
- Converts electric 1/8-scale buggies and trucks to a nitro-style clutch system
- Provides smoother throttle response, especially on bumpy tracks
- Direct fit on the 8IGHT-E 2.0, 8IGHT-E 3.0 and 8IGHT-E T 3.0
Needed to Complete:
- Clutch Bells
TLR342003 – $41.99
Due Mid September, 2015
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