Admit it, the old OEM throw-out bearings are outdated and unreliable. They get worn out quickly, which makes it hard to depress your clutch pedal. After some time, your vehicle is rendered useless because it gets to a point where you cannot disengage the clutch. Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) clutch was developed to replace the old clutch as it was no longer dependable. It is only applicable with vehicles with manual transmission. From maxed-out race cars to normal daily drivers, the ACT clutch enhances the performance and takes the shifting and control of any car to a whole new level.
ACT clutch comes with all the specifications you would want in a performance flywheel or clutch. The materials are top quality, it has amazing custom designs, has state-of-the-art features and assures top results. The ACT flywheel is lighter than the stock OEMs. It’s not just performance, ACT clutches come with the experience of a performance clutch with no noise, chatter and excessive tightness of the pedal. Advanced clutch gives you a blend of high performance and driving comfort.
The Advanced Clutch drives smooth, it shifts fast and amazing, the RPMs are lower at higher speeds. ACT clutch is designed to accommodate torque capacities of up to 450 ft/lbs. You get a full-face organic type, copper lining, sprung clutch plate. It is very different from the old clutch system. For instance, the old OEM clutch at third gear, 50 miles an hour, is 6000 RPMs or more. However, with the advanced clutch, the same 50 miles an hour at third gear, is 4000 RPMs.
On the downside, the advanced clutch has two issues. First, their OEM bearing is not appealing. Secondly, after some time of usage, there is a little bit of clutch rattle, but does not bother anyone especially if you have a loud exhaust. ACT clutch is only compatible with ACT flywheels and good aftermarket flywheels.
Choosing the right clutch?
It is essential to pick the right clutch for your build based on purpose, cost and clutch material. Choosing a wrong clutch could affect break in periods, resulting in friction surfaces fusing. For stop-and-go city driving, the best breaking in is after 300 to 500 miles if you’re using mild engagement. For spirited driving and racing, the distance shortens.