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Old 06-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Hello Fellow Blitzers,

Been getting my Blitz dialed in little by little and upgraded as I go. My newest area of focus is the slipper clutch. I recently swapped out the stock 15T and ESC for a Venom 80A/ V540 3300KV setup.

Now the slipper wants to come loose pretty quickly and slip to the point the truck won't move.

Done some reading on here and plan to get a new lock nut and some pads. While doing that what it the best Slipper clutch upgrade?

The CRC, HPI ESE, etc. I find the stock RTR one a real hassle to deal with. I have a complete set of spur gears so I am hoping to get whatever will work with those but eliminate having so many parts. I think the RR Gen 3 is over kill for me. I am mostly racing on an outdoor hard packed track and a little on an indoor clay track.

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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I personally have the ese slipper and it's great, with the stock rtr slipper the spur seems to rotate off axis and Is just plain annoying lol
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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I am currently ordering the Calandra 3 peice slipper kit

Ill let you know how that goes this next week
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback on the ESE. Looking forward to your review of the CRC.

Are they the same design or is there a notable difference?

I am not as concerned with weight as I am with performance and durability.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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I'm not to sure on the differences between the ESE and Calandra kit.

Buuuut, the calandra kit is designed to hold the spur in line instead of being wobbly like the stop RTR unit.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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I run the ESE slipper and LOVE it. very lightweight, no BS design. The spring seems like it could use some improvement as it tends to bend/distort off centerline when really tightened down...weather or not that has any real effect on performance...who knows. I run the ESE slipper and motor plate, I recommend both ;)
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:40 PM   #7
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Here is a nice view of the Calandra setup, looks worthy of some punishing!


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Old 06-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #8
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Thanks for the picture, particularly the close up. Turbo2Cam would like to take a look at your at next weekend's race, if your planning on being there. There are just too many options out there sometimes and at others not nearly enough... LOL!

I won't have much of a chance to practice, at least not enough time to practice and order a new slipper, get it, install it, and try it before race day. If I do practice and the truck eats the slipper again I may have to just go with whatever is in stock at one of our 3 LHS. Hoping not.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
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Yea for sure you can check it out....I plan on being at the NCT race as well ;) Honestly though, after having both the RTR, and the ESE, the ESE is a much better unit. The way the pins mount in the plates and the way the plates mount to the spur is much better on the ESE. there really isn't any alignment with the RTR, but with the ESE there is a an interlocking fit between the plates and the spur. I too experienced the wobbly spur with the RTR slipper and it's eliminated with the ESE.

I had planned on tearing the diff apart tomorrow for some maintenance anyways, so I snapped a few pics for ya (just cell pics lol)...

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Old 06-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for the pictures. Definitely answers a couple of questions I had. I like that the CRC doesn't use those little pins, although I am getting pretty good at lining them up, it is a test of my fat fingers and I can just envision losing one when trying to make a change... might be why I have about 10 back-ups in the box.

Did some practicing tonight and had to run the slipper about 1/4 turn back from tight to act properly but stayed adjusted, anything more and it was sit and spin.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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Anyone using a HB Cyclone D4 slipper pad (white vs red/brown ). I head it fits and is more consistent. Just started racing again and have it on order at my LHS. Will let you know my experience when I can..

Also as others said you have to replace the locknut on the slipper often. They really don't last very long.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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I also heard about the D4 white pad and great things about it. Glad you posted it is from the HB Cyclone as I didn't know that from where I first saw it mentioned. Now I can get one of those and some lock nuts as well.
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:43 PM   #13
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I’m looking for one ESE slipper unit.

Anybody have one NIB for sale?
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