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  1. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2000-2002 Audi S4 (B5) and 2000-2006 Audi A6 (C5) 2.7L

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Jan. 30, 2019 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2000-2002 Audi S4 and 2000-2006 Audi A6 2.7L.AA6-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the B5 S4 and C5 A6 include a Heavy Duty or Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of disc, Streetlite flywheel, release bearing, pilot bearing and alignment tool. The Heavy Duty and Xtreme pressure plates incorporate hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 26% (HD) or 41% (XT) increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine either a Heavy Duty or 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 515 ft.-lbs with the Xtreme pressure plate.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine the either a Heavy Duty or Xtreme 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 660 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank with the Xtreme pressure plate.

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  2. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2008-2017 Mitsubishi Lancer GT & GTS

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, December 18, 2018 —Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2008-2017 Mitsubishi Lancer.JP4-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the E46 M3 include either a Heavy Duty or Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of disc, a release bearing, a pilot bearing, and an alignment tool. The Heavy Duty and Xtreme pressure plates incorporate hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 51% (HD) or 77% (XT) 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 highburst 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 276 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 354 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  3. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kit for the 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, November 21, 2018 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT.MB10-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Eclipse GT 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 31% 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 highburst 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 384 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 491 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  4. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Spring Centered Performance Clutch Kits for the 2001-2006 BMW M3 (E46)

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, October 25, 2018 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released spring centered clutch kits for the 2001-2006 BMW M3 (E46).BM9-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the E46 M3 include either a Heavy Duty or Xtreme pressure plate, a choice of disc, a release bearing, a pilot bearing, and an alignment tool. The Heavy Duty and Xtreme pressure plates incorporate hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 51% (HD) or 77% (XT) increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine either a Heavy Duty or 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 549 ft.-lbs with the Xtreme pressure plate.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine the either a Heavy Duty or 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 702 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank with the Xtreme pressure plate.

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  5. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Streetlite and Prolite Flywheels for the 2001-2006 BMW M3 (E46)

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, October 25, 2018 —Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce our new Streetlite and Prolite flywheels, for the 2001-2006 BMW M3 (E46).601010=

    These flywheels are lightweight, single-mass upgrade to the OE dual-mass flywheel for these applications. They are designed for performance and affordability, without compromising a smooth idle. These one-piece, forged Chrome-moly steel flywheel are CNCmachined and feature induction-hardened, integral ring gear for increased durability. ACT flywheels are engineered for strength and allow cost-effective 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 601010 XACT Streetlite flywheel weighs 15.1 pounds, which is 40% lighter than the stock flywheel. The 601015 XACT Prolite flywheel weighs 9.9 pounds, which is 60% lighter than the stock flywheel. These flywheels provide quicker engine response and acceleration, while being significantly lighter than stock.

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  6. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Streetlite Flywheel for the 2007-2008 Audi RS4

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Sept. 6, 2018 —Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to announce our new Streetlite flywheel, the 600951, for the 2007-2008 Audi RS4 (B7) 4.2L V8.600951=

    The Streetlite is a lightweight, single-mass upgrade to the OE dual-mass flywheel for these applications. It is designed for performance and affordability, without compromising a smooth idle. The one-piece, forged Chrome-moly steel flywheel is CNCmachined and features induction-hardened, integral ring gear for increased durability. The 600951 also includes a quality pilot bearing pre-installed at ACT. ACT flywheels are engineered for strength and allow cost-effective 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 600951 XACT Streetlite flywheel weighs 15.3 pounds, which is 42% lighter than the stock flywheel. It provides quicker engine response and acceleration, while being significantly lighter than stock.

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  7. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2013-2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, August 14, 2018—Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released Performance Clutch Kits for the 2013-2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T.HY5-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Genesis Coupe 2.0T 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 14% 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 455 ft.-lbs.

    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 580 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  8. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2016-2017 Focus RS and Focus ST

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, July 19, 2018 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of clutch kits for the 2016-2017 Ford Focus RS and Focus ST.FF5-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Focus RS/ST 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 35% 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 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 640 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  9. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kits for the 2015-2017 Volkswagen Golf R and Golf GTI

    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.VW9-HDSS=

    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.

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  10. ACT Releases Twin-Disc Clutch Kits for the 2007-2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, May 22, 2018 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new high performance twin-disc clutch kits for the 2007-2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.T1S-F11=

    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.

    ACT twin-disc clutch kits offer a wide range of street-friendly to race-ready options with torque capacities ranging from 890-1495 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 twindisc 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.

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