|Clutch & Drivetrain Buyer's Guide - 2010|
Exedy Cerametallic Twin Clutch SetExedy releases higher torque cerametallic twin clutch set to fit Chevrolet Corvette, compared to Exedy previous twin clutch sets which includes chromoly flywheel. This clutch set has been made for a higher torque 850ft.lbs. torque to the wheel is its holding power. In the Exedy range of Multi-plate corvette clutch sets, there are three units. Triple-carbon clutch GM013SBMC1 (834 ft torque), the new Twin-cerametallic clutch GT04XD (850 ft torque) and the Twin-cerametallic GT04SD (574 ft torque).The new GT04XD Twin-cerametallic clutch set has a thicker friction surface area on the clutch disc to absorb and displace heat better. The new GT04XD disc is 225mm in diameter vs. the GT04SD being 215mm and the disc is 5.5mm thick vs. the GT04SD being 3.7mm thick when new.
Fidanza Mitsubishi Evo X FlywheelFidanza’s aluminum flywheels are made from lightweight, high-quality machined 6061 T6 aluminum. A warp-proof 1050 steel friction surface and CNC machined fastener holes and chamfers finish off the package. Incredibly durable, the flywheels can be paired with just about any clutch disc material available – from organic to Kevlar® and even sintered iron. The product is finished with a heat-treated ring gear and military grade fasteners. Due to their lightweight design, the Fidanza flywheels require roughly one-third less energy to turn, freeing-up horsepower that otherwise is expended to turn the heavier stock flywheel.
ACT High Performance Clutch Kits
ACT’s Street Clutch Kits feature an Xtreme Pressure Plate which incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 77% increase in clamp force over most stock units. The ACT Street Clutch Kit combines the Xtreme Pressure Plate and a Performance Organic Disc, which features special performance organic friction materials to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel backed linings for high burst strength. The ACT Street Clutch Kit provides increased pedal feel, smooth engagement and significantly improved consistency, durability and increases the torque capacity. These kits include a new release bearing.
Centerforce DFX Series
The DFX line is the latest series of performance clutches from Centerforce. Centerforce is announcing DFX as the competition-proven clutch package for select import and domestic applications. This new DFX series is engineered for competition standards of quality and craftsmanship. The DFX series is aimed at high-end applications that continually demand increased integrity and holding-capacity. DFX scores big, not only with holding-capacity and strength, but also provides some of the best drivability from a race-inspired clutch. DFX retains an easy pedal effort, thanks to Centerforce’s patented ball bearing actuated diaphragm, for smooth engagements without detriment to the vehicle’s release components. The Centerforce DFX performance clutch system is SFI approved for competition with Nodular Iron pressure plate rings and reinforcements designed to help prevent drive strap breakage and safety.