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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. ACT Releases SFI-Certified Performance Clutch Kit(S) for the 2006-2015 Subaru WRX

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, April 26, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new 240mm conversion kit family for the 2006-2015 Subaru WRX.SB11-HDSS=

    This new upgrade kit has allowed ACT to utilize a 240mm disc instead of the original 230mm included in ACT’s SB5 clutch kits. ACT’s 240mm upgrade kits provide more heat capacity, lower pedal effort, and a more efficient pressure plate design for better overall feel and drivability. By designing a more efficient pressure plate, ACT has also been able to make an Xtreme version for the WRX 5-speed applications. These Xtreme pressure plates offer 21% more torque capacity than ACT’s previous SB5 kits.

    The ACT Street clutch kits combine one of the pressure plate choices 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 510 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT Race clutch kits combine one of the pressure plate choices 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 650 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  4. ACT Releases SFI-Certified Performance Spring Centered Clutch Kit(S) for the 2013-2015 Ford Focus ST

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, April 26, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new family of spring centered clutch kits for the 2013-2015 Ford Focus ST.FF3-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Focus ST are designed for use with ACT’s Streetlite flywheel (included in kit) and also include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of disc, release bearing assembly, 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 spring centered street clutch kit combines the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a spring centered 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 445 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT spring centered race clutch kit combines 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 565 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank.

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  5. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kit(S) for Audi and Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo TSI 6 Speed Applications.

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Jan. 26, 2016 —Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new family of clutch kits for the Seat and Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo TSI 6 speed applications.
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    ACT’s new clutch kits for the 2.0L Turbo TSI 6 speed include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, Streetlite 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 30% 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 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 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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  6. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kit(S) for Audi and Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo FSI 6 Speed Applications.

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Jan. 26, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new family of clutch kits for the Seat and Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo FSI 6 speed applications.
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    ACT’s new clutch kits for the 2.0L Turbo FSI 6 speed include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, Streetlite 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 30% 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 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 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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  7. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kit(S) for Seat and Volkswagen 2.8L 6 Speed Applications.

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Jan. 26, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new family of clutch kits for the Seat and Volkswagen 2.8L 6 speed applications; see attached spec sheet for a detailed application list.VW6-HDSS=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the 2.8L 6 speed include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, Streetlite 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 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 410 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 525 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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  8. ACT Releases SFI-Approved Performance Clutch Kit(S) for the 2013-2015 Ford Focus ST

    LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA, Jan. 26, 2016 — Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a new family of clutch kits for the 2013-2015 Ford Focus ST.FF2-HDSD=

    ACT’s new clutch kits for the Focus ST are designed for use with the OE Dual Mass Flywheel and include a Heavy Duty pressure plate, a choice of disc, release bearing assembly 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 kit 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 445 ft.-lbs.

    The ACT race clutch kit combine the Heavy Duty pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in a 6-pad rigid-hub 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 565 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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