I bought the cheapest aftermarket 3 shoe for my E50 when I built it. Just wanting something to get it together. Been shopping and reading the claw thread thinking about what to upgrade to.
Well, in the mean time, I cut my shoes down to 64 grams each. Stock springs still: 2 turns in from flush. Type F fluid.
This thing is perfect for me. If I just barely open the throttle, I can have it engage well enough to take off slow and quiet and have the clutch locked up for 15 mph school zones. Crack the throttle open and the torque forces it to slip into power band rpms and pulls hard up to 25-30 (depending on temp) before locking up again.
No brace, no bend (yet) and it is running 9-10K rpm WOT on the highway all the time. A little over 200 miles on it so far.
I expected this to be something for break-in purposes that eventually would fail or underperform. But I am really diggin the way it works.
I’m not trying to say this is new or better than anything. Just wanted to share it for others that may want/need a cheap way to get this kind of behavior from a clutch and like a testimony before hacking their own parts.