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  1. 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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  2. 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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