ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the BMW E36 and E46 3-series Applications

LANCASTER, CALIF., June 21, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released new clutch kits for the BMW E36 and E46 3-series.

BM11-HDSSACT’s new clutch kits for the 3-series include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of disc, release bearing, pilot bearing, and alignment tool. The Heavy Duty pressure plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 43% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

The ACT Street clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a performance organic street disc. The disc features premium organic friction materials able to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street clutch kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth  engagement and significantly improved durability. These kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have increased torque capacity up to 395 ft.-lbs.

The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6- and 4-pad spring-centered and rigid-hub designs. These discs are highly durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and are rated to hold up to 505 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.

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