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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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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.

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

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  5. 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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