LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, February 4th, 2021 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the BMW N54 & N55 Applications (see spec sheet for detailed application listings). These new kits supersede our BM8 Kit Series and offer a wider range of applications.
ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the BMW N54 & N55 include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, a choice of Disc, Release Module and two different Alignment Tools (varies by application). The Heavy Duty Pressure Plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 52% 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 465 FT-LB.
The ACT Race Clutch Kits combine the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a Cerametallic Xtreme Race Disc, which is available in 6-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 702 FT-LB of torque at the crank.
To view a PDF of the press release and specifications sheet, please click here.
To view the BM14 kits, please click here.