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Old 06-26-2005, 00:24   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch type!

This should probably be in the transmission section but I'm just wondering what type of clutch setups you guys are running behind your clevos.Reason being I had a custom made clutch made to suit my combination(around 500hp) and driving style(foot permanently planted on the floor and rear tyres in a constant state of wheelspin)and after only about 1000k's it's showing signs of weekness.I was expecting to get at least 5000k's out of it.Interested to hear other peoples opinion on their clutch setups and any reliability issues you may have encountered.My gut feel tells me I should have bought an off the shelf kit but at the time it seemed like a good idea to get a custom.Cheers.
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i'm running a billet steel flywheel wif and xtreme cushion button clutch and pressure plate to suit, the description on the web site is dcb heavy duty cluch kit u can read up on it.
www.xtremeclutch.com.au
they'll hav something for ur application. i'll just let u know my clutch grips great and shudders slightly on take up mine is a daily driver and i can put up wif the shudders it's only slight
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I don't think a custom clutch is a bad way to go - as long as you get what you ask for. Are you running an organic or metallic disc? I don't think an organic will last very long behind a 500hp donk. They can get hammered quite quickly when slipping/dumping the clutch a little on hi-rpm launches. Also, if running a metallic disc (brass button or sintered iron) you'll need a serious flywheel and pressure plate to cope - they can act as angle grinders on normal flywheels etc.

I'm running an 11" steel billet flywheel and an 11" RAM long lever style pressure plate with a heavy duty organic disc with streetable marcel carrier (springs in hub). Total performace discs sometimes do away with the springs. They just reduce chatter on the takeup when used on the street.

I had the pressure plate resprung a few years back to keep the clamping force up, but after a little flogging and burnout session it heats up and will occasionally slip - which has me worried for my next combo with slicks. May have to upgrade to a beefier/high friction disc.

http://www.ramclutches.com/

RAM lever plate on the left.

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Clutches and Flywheels

This clutch handles 6500rpm launches with no fade, it still has slip for road driving and is quite light.
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I'm not sure of the exact makeup of the clutch but I can say it's quite light on the foot,very smooth and not real big on bite.I've never bothered to do much homework on clutches but what I do know is that I need something that can cope with alot of abuse.Mines not a daily driver so a heavy clutch doesn't really bother me.I would rather have reliability than comfort.It just annoys me when you spend the dollars and don't get what you expected.What sort of dollars should I be looking at for the clutches mentioned in above posts?Flywheel is not a problem as I have that sorted already.


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The Xtreme clutch package's are about $700 (pressure plate & disc).

RAM pressure plate and sintered iron disc (as in above Xtreme package) is US$420. So thats around AU$550 + p/h.

So on average you're looking at around $6-700 for a rock solid street/strip setup (metallic disc).
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Mine was around $700 including flywheel.
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mine was $900 for friction plate, pressure plate, flywheel, throwout bearing and spigot bearing, only use genuine toploader spigots if u run a toploader i've 2 of my mates almost cry for not doing so
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A Clutch from a F100 are meant to be good arent they. By memory i think you have to have the flywheel redrilled.
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A Clutch from a F100 are meant to be good arent they. By memory i think you have to have the flywheel redrilled.
thats rite but y would u just get a billet steel 1 thats shatter proof
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