The Fx400 System uses the Power Plus I Pressure Plate with a custom, extremely durable, Sprung Ceramic disc. This is the ultimate extreme duty street and/or road/drag racing system. It is available in a 6 or 8 ceramic puck configuration, with the 6-puck being the more aggressive setup and 8-puck being the less aggressive (please specify which type you prefer). The sprung hub design allows for moderate dampening in high-torque applications, rendering it much more street friendly than solid or rigid designs. This disc is designed for outstanding holding capacity, and rapid heat dissipation.
The Fx400/HDCL ceramic full disc design creates a quick and rapid engagement while still creating minimal chatter due to the marcel cushion between the disc linings, this disc is designed for street driven vehicles.
The Fx400/HDC6 ceramic paddle design creates a quick and rapid engagement as well as clutch chatter that may not be ideal for street driven vehicles.
Warning: Due to the solid (no Marcel) friction rivet design, the Fx400/HDC6 disc engages very quickly and may chatter slightly in first and reverse. To help alleviate this problem, we only use premium ceramic friction material.
Ceramic based clutch disc are not intended to increase the life expectancy of a clutch rather to increase the holding capacity and improve the durability of the clutch. Using a ceramic based material for easy street driving may reduce the life of the clutch kit due to harsh engagement and higher tendency to slip the clutch kit. Ceramic disc are never recommended for stock or near stock vehicle applications.
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Since its inception in 2002, Clutch Masters has set the standard for quality, performance, and durability with its lineup of heavy-duty and track-ready clutches. Its high-performance clutch systems are widely known for being technologically superior to anything else on the market. With more than 40 years of industry experience, Clutch Masters has been able to research hundreds of friction materials and develop a line of clutches that delivers unmatched performance in even the harshest conditions. The company’s thorough processes and dedication to quality earned it a solid reputation and respect among car enthusiasts around the globe.
Many of the traditional high-performance aftermarket clutch kits can cause excessively increased pedal pressure. Such action places an unsafe amount of pressure on the delicate crankshaft thrust bearing found in a number of today’s sport compact vehicles. Clutch Masters’ design team knows that placing undue stress on the thrust bearing causes it to prematurely wear or completely fail, leading to missed shifts, damaged clutch parts, and internal engine damage. This is where the unique Clutch Masters clutch system comes in.
Clutch Masters uses Hi-Leverage technology in its pressure plates, which significantly increases clamping force without an unnecessary rise in pedal pressure. Discs are designed either with reduced Marcel or a solid hub design to take advantage of the company’s Hi-Leverage pressure plate. The combination of these advanced technologies creates the finest clutch system available on the market today.
Each Clutch Masters’ clutch is specifically designed and engineered for varying stages of high-performance and/or racing applications. There is a system for everyone from the street performance enthusiast who requires more grab while preserving everyday drivability, to the racer who needs a clutch to survive the grueling conditions of competition driving.
Clutch Masters’ flywheel kits deliver more transmittable torque and stability, offer a longer service life, and boast superior thermal resistance than those of the competition. For this reason, Clutch Masters’ products are highly regarded among high-performance tuned vehicles that compete in motorsports. They have also proven to be very advantageous for towing cargo trailers with heavy loads.
Vivid Racing carries a wide array of Clutch Masters’ products, including clutch discs, lines, and cables, pressure plates, flywheels, throwout bearings, complete clutch kits, and more! Clutch Masters will positively change your driving experience with a difference you’ll immediately feel. If you have any questions regarding fitment and the parts listed above, please do not hesitate to call our expert sales team at (480) 966-3040.
Clutch Masters performance clutch products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. Clutch Masters does not warrant or make any representations concerning its clutch products when not installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for such installation and maintenance practices of the automotive industry.
Clutch Masters will not be liable for labor charges and other intangible or consequent losses that might be claimed as a result of the failure of any part, nor shall they be liable for damages or injury to any persons or property resulting from the misuses or improper installation of any part subject to this warranty.
Clutch Masters reserves the right to examine all parts returned for warranty claim to determine whether or not any such part has failed because of a defect in material or workmanship. Clutch Masters' obligation under this warranty shall be limited to repairing, replacing, or crediting, at their option, any part found to be defective. The customer must prepay all freight charges on the return of such parts. There are no other warranties either expressed or implied, which extend beyond those set forth in the preceding paragraphs.
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