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  1. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for BMW N51 and N52 Applications

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, April 30th, 2020 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of Clutch Kits for the BMW N51 and N52 Applications.BM16-HDSS=

    ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the BMW N51 and N52 include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, a choice of Disc, Release Bearing and Alignment Tool. The Heavy Duty Pressure Plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 51% 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 596 FT-LB of torque at the crank.

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

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  2. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Streetlite Flywheel for BMW M54 6-Speed Applications

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, April 30th, 2020 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce our new Streetlite Flywheel, for BMW M54 6-Speed Applications.601160=

    This Flywheel is a lightweight, single-mass upgrade to the OEM Dual-Mass Flywheel for these applications. It is designed for performance and affordability without compromising a smooth idle. This one-piece, forged Chromoly Steel Flywheel is CNC- machined and features induction-hardened, integral ring gear for increased durability. ACT Flywheels are engineered for strength and allow costeffective resurfacing.

    Driver and spectator safety are a top priority at ACT. Each ACT flywheel is certified to meet SFI Specification 1.1 standards, making them legal for competition where SFI 1.1 certification is required or recommended. XACT flywheels come complete with an official SFI sticker and serial number, as required for certification.

    The 601160 XACT Streetlite Flywheel weighs 15.3 pounds, which is 47% lighter than the Stock Flywheel. This Flywheel provides quicker engine response and acceleration, while being significantly lighter than Stock.

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

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  3. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for BMW M54 6-Speed Applications

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, April 30th, 2020 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the BMW M54 6-Speed Applications. BM16-HDSS=

    ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the BMW M54 include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, a choice of Disc, Release Bearing and Alignment Tool. The Heavy Duty Pressure Plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 51% 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 596 FT-LB of torque at the crank.

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

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  4. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2017-2018 Honda Civic and 2017-2019 Civic Si 1.5L Turbo

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, December 20th, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2017-2018 Honda Civic and for the 2017-2019 Civic Si 1.5L Turbo.BM16-HDSS=

    Honda’s exciting 10th Generation Civic has created a big stir in the aftermarket. Many performance upgrades are being offered that have resulted in OE clutch and flywheel overload. ACT has provided solutions Honda drivers have counted on for over two decades, and we are proud to bring the very latest in clutch technology to the new Civic.

    ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the Honda Civic include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, Streetlite Flywheel, 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 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 363 FT-LB.

    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

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  5. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2017-2019 Honda Civic Type R

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, December 20th, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2017-2019 Honda Civic Type R.HC12-HDSS=

    The 10th Generation Civic Type R is the ultimate Honda-lovers goal. Already responsive and powerful as delivered, this latest platform is being explored for serious transformations in power output. As those improvements surpass the capabilities of the OE clutch components, ACT is again stepping up to provide the latest clutch developments - just as Honda drivers have counted on for over two decades.

    ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the Civic Type R include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, Streetlite Flywheel, 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 33% 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 412 FT-LB.

    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

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  6. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, November 21, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce new Clutch Kits for the 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK.JP4-HDSS=

    ACT’s new Clutch Kits for the Jeep Wrangler include a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate, a choice of Disc, Release Bearing, Pilot Bearing, and Alignment Tool. ACT’s Heavy Duty Pressure Plate will increase torque capacity, durability and clutch life by providing 21% more clamping force, increased surface area, exclusive ductile iron casting, and hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear.

    The ACT Performance Street Clutch Kit combines the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a Performance Organic Street Disc for smooth engagement and predictable performance even in the harshest environments. The ACT Street Disc features premium steel-backed organic friction materials and 8% additional surface area using the stock flywheel or 16% more with the ACT Flywheel. Added surface area means added clutch life and heat capacity.

    The Street Clutch Kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement, high burst strength and significantly improved durability. This kit will hold 479 FT-LB of torque at the flywheel.

    The ACT Race Clutch Kit combines the Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with a cerametallic 6 pad spring-centered Xtreme Race Disc. This disc is highly durable while allowing for quick shifting but engages aggressively. The Xtreme 6 Pad Disc is for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race Clutch will hold 613 FT-LB of torque at the flywheel.

    Many aftermarket clutches in the Jeep Market are using gray iron castings, placing the driver and others at a higher risk

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  7. ACT Releases High Inertia Pro-Mass Flywheel the 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Novermber 21, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce our new high inertia Pro-Mass Flywheel for all 2012-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK manual shift models.601060=

    The 44lb Pro-Mass Flywheel boasts a 28% increase of inertia reducing the chance of stalling or rapid RPM loss, making drivability easier over tough obstacles and terrain. For versatility, ACT’s new Flywheel is a direct replacement to the OEM Flywheel and can be used with the OEM 11” Clutch but offers the benefit of 16% more clutch surface area when combined with the ACT Clutch. A second bolt pattern is also drilled for use with the earlier 10.5” JK Clutch if desired.

    For the assurance of safety, each ACT Flywheel is certified to meet SFI Specification 1.1 standards, making them legal for competition where SFI 1.1 certification is required or recommended.

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

     
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  8. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Xtreme Clutch Kits for the 2016-2018 Focus RS and Focus ST

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, June 4, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released new Xtreme clutch kits for the 2016-2018 Ford Focus RS and Focus ST.FF5-XTSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Focus RS/ST include an Xtreme pressure plate, Streetlite flywheel, a choice of disc, release bearing, and alignment tool. The Xtreme 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 Xtreme 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 582 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Xtreme pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in a 6-pad spring-centered and rigid-centered (for use with factory flywheel) 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 745 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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  9. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Xtreme Clutch Kits for the 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed 6

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, March 19, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Xtreme Clutch Kits for the 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 and 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed 6.ZX4-XTSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Mazdapseed 3 and 6 include an Xtreme pressure plate, flywheel, a choice of disc, release bearing, pilot bearing, and alignment tool. The Xtreme pressure plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 84% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine the Xtreme 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 532 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Xtreme 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 681 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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  10. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2006-2008 Audi A4 (B7) 2.0L Turbo

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Feb. 26, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2006-2008 Audi A4 2.0T.AA5-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the B7 A4 include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of disc, Streetlite flywheel, release bearing, pilot bearing and alignment tool. The Heavy Duty pressure plate incorporates hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 111% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine a 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 an increased torque capacity of up to 455 ft.-lbs, when paired with the Heavy Duty pressure plate.

    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. This disc is 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 583 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank, when paired with the Heavy Duty pressure plate.

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

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