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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. ACT Flywheel on a Nissan 350z and Infiniti G35

    ACT Flywheel on a Nissan 350z and Infiniti G35

    Nissan equips many of its newer vehicles with a dual-mass flywheel to control a portion of the engine’s torsional vibrations, which causes various types of gear rattle noises. A dual-mass flywheel exhibits unique damping characteristics that cannot be replicated with a single-mass design.

    When converting from the heavy, original dual-mass flywheel to any lighter, single-mass, aftermarket flywheel, much of the original torsional damping is defeated (with a partial exception when also using a spring-centered or damped clutch disc). As can be expected, the result is an increase in gear noise. In general, the lighter the flywheel is, the louder the gear noise will be.

    During testing, ACT found two types of gear noise that commonly occur when using a lightened flywheel on the 350Z or G35: 1) idle mode rattle (also called neutral rollover noise), which occurs when idling in neutral with the clutch engaged, and 2) burst rattle (or start-up rattle), which is heard when accelerating heavily at very low rpm. Although annoying to some drivers, the additional gear noise should pose no harm to the transmission.

    ACT manufactures flywheels in both Streetlite and Prolite versions. Each version is manufactured with integral ring gear that allows a greater weight reduction and eliminates the chance of gear breakage. ACT heat treats the entire forging for strength and durability. All ACT flywheels provide safety, improved throttle response, better feedback to the driver and increased acceleration. ACT flywheels are able to be resurfaced, if needed, which can save from having to purchase additional parts, as is common with any two-piece units.

    ACT flywheels meet SFI Spec. 1.1 and are legal for competition in all racing organizations where SFI certification is required.

    Installation note: The alignment hole in the flywheel must be lined up with the crankshaft dowel. It i

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  5. Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder

    Hydraulic Clutch Master Cylinder

    The hydraulic clutch master cylinder used on the 2002-2006 Acura RSX, 2002-2015 Honda Civic Si and 2004-2008 Acura TSX have a feedback plate which is known to fail when installing any performance clutch that has a higher clamp load over the factory clutch. ACT has researched this problem and recommends replacement of the factory Honda/Acura hydraulic clutch master cylinders previously mentioned with a clutch master cylinder from a 2001-2005 Honda Civic (Honda Part Number 46920-S5A-G06). This hydraulic clutch master cylinder is a direct replacement designed without the feedback plate and can be installed with minimal modifications.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact our technical service department.

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