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Monthly Archives: June 2016

  1. ACT Releases Twin-Disc Clutch Kits for GM 8-Bolt LSX Engines

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, June 21, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new high performance twin-disc clutch kits for GM 8-Bolt LSX Engines.

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    ACT twin-disc clutch kits offer a wide range of street-friendly to race-ready options with torque capacities ranging from 875-1515 ft.-lbs. These kits offer two discs, which results in nearly twice the disc surface area compared to a conventional clutch design, and that means better wear characteristics, a higher heat capacity and longer life. The twin-disc kits include ACT’s proprietary Positive Lift Floater system, which automatically compensates for disc wear.

    Each kit offers a choice of three different clamp load designs to give unparalleled performance and moderate pedal effort. Users also have the option of choosing disc combinations that feature high torque capacities along with smooth consistent engagement. In addition to the variety of options for these kits, they are completely serviceable. All twin-disc kits can be sent back to ACT’s manufacturing facility for resurfacing, component replacement and rebalancing, which is performed at a fraction of the cost.

    Included in ACT twin-disc kits is a CNC-machined and dynamically balanced forged Chromoly flywheel to ensure smooth, trouble-free installation and years of continued service.

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

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

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, June 21, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released new clutch kits for the BMW E36 and E46 3-series.BM11-HDSS=

    ACT’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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  3. ACT Releases Triple-Disc Clutch Kits for the Toyota 2JZ-GTE

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, June 21, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new triple-disc clutch kits for Toyota’s 2JZ-GTE engine with G-Force 101 transmission. This race triple-disc clutch kit is certified as meeting SFI Spec. 1.2.T1R3-T01=

    Race proven through ACT’s involvement with some of Formula Drift’s top drivers, ACT now offers a bolt-in 7.25” race triple-disc clutch kit for the Toyota 2JZ-GTE engine with G-force transmission. This triple-disc clutch kit features a pressure plate, three sintered iron discs, a XACT Prolite flywheel, and pilot bearing.

    With ACT’s ability to design and manufacture diaphragm springs, the ACT Research & Development team was able to keep the pedal effort light, while greatly increasing torque capacity. The sintered iron discs allow for quick shifting and provide extra surface area for high-heat capacity and long life. This kit can support up to 1685 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

    The XACT Prolite flywheels are a one-piece Chromoly construction with machined slots to provide the lowest inertia and best throttle response. In addition, ACT’s XACT flywheels can be cost-effectively resurfaced.

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

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