LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, June 7, 2018 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2015-2017 Volkswagen Golf R and Golf GTI.
ACT’s new clutch kits for the Golf R and GTI include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, flywheel, a choice of disc, release bearing and alignment tool. The Heavy Duty pressure plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 58% 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 500 ft.-lbs.
The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in a 6-pad spring-centered design. 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 640 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.
To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.