Manufacturer: Competition Clutch Product: Race Clutch MSRP: $495.00 (MSRP is typically higher than most shop prices) Description: This innovative clutch uses Competition Clutch sintered iron disc technology. Sintering is the process of compressing a powder under enormous pressure until it forms into a solid. Sintered iron has the unique property of having a higher coefficient of friction when it is hot than when cold. When used for a clutch material, this means the clutch will slip nicely when cold, but as it spins the grip will increase.
Sintered iron is also much less aggressive than ceramic material in terms of flywheel and pressure plate wear.
Competition Clutch's unique pressure plate uses a relocated pivot point for the lever arms, so the pedal pressure is much lower than the competitor's plate of the same clamping load. Unlike the competitor's super-stiff pedal (which can bend clutch levers and damage pedal linkages) the 2500-pound pressure plate needs only 35% more pedal pressure than stock, despite having almost double the clamping force! This lower pedal pressure is a HUGE benefit for 2G turbo owners, who need to avoid excessive pressure on the thrust bearings to reduce the chance for crank walk.
The discs are fully sprung to help reduce the engagement shudder that unsprung discs exhibit. Since fewer pucks mean more pressure applied per square inch, the four-puck holds more torque, but will be quicker to engage (meaning it's harder to slip it).
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