Chevy Corvette Clutches - Clutch Performers

Vette's Official Guide To Corvettte Clutches

Christopher R. Phillip Mar 8, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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Trademark Features: All torque ratings listed above are to the wheels, assuming a 20 percent driveline loss. Single and twin plates are strap-driven and feature a sprung hub for quiet and smooth operation.

Do You Offer Flywheels for Corvettes? Chrome-moly flywheels are included with our Corvette clutch kits and are burst tested at 17,000 rpm. In addition, the ring gear is an integral (milled-in) part of the flywheel, which prevents it from ever coming off.

Quote from Company: "Durability by advanced engineering."

Centerforce Clutches
(928) 771-8422

Brief Description: Centerforce offers five different single-disc levels, with the Dual Friction, DFX, and Light Metal Clutches (LMC) being most commonly used in the Corvette. The Dual Friction is a performance-matched pressure-plate-and-disc combination. Its pressure plate features our patented centrifugal-weight system and specialized machining processes to provide a performance clutch that offers exceptional street characteristics, while offering outstanding holding capacity and durability. The Dual Friction disc has a full facing on the pressure-plate side for driveability and longevity, while a carbon-composite puck-style (segmented) facing is used on the flywheel side for a positive engagement and increased holding capacity.

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The DFX series is aimed at high-end applications that continually demand increased integrity and holding capacity. It provides some of the best driveability from a race-inspired clutch. DFX retains an easy pedal effort, thanks to Centerforce's patented ball-bearing-actuated diaphragm, for smooth engagements without detriment to the vehicle's thrust bearing and release components.

The Centerforce LMC Series is a specifically designed, low-inertia performance clutch that dramatically reduces engine rotating mass. This is a lightweight, SFI-approved competition clutch that also utilizes our ball-bearing technology. The LMC-series friction disc utilizes a dual-segmented carbon-composite lining for improved cooling and excellent torque capacity. When used in conjunction with Centerforce's aluminum flywheels, LMC Series brings the term "lightweight" to an unparalleled level.

Trademark Features: Centerforce currently holds nine exclusive patents pertaining to automotive performance clutches. We use our patented processes and more than 25 years of experience to create the best clutch-and-flywheel package for your application. These processes include the famous Centerforce weight system, Dual-Friction discs, ball-bearing-actuated pressure plates, precision billet flywheels, and more. Each application is developed to provide the right amount of clamp load, friction, and durability for ultimate clutch control.

Do You Offer Flywheels for Corvettes? Centerforce manufactures the best in SFI-approved performance flywheels by using high-strength billets, not castings. Our aluminum flywheels are made from aircraft-grade billet aluminum for light weight (low inertia). They also feature mechanically retained starter-ring gears, as well as replaceable steel-friction surfaces that have been heat-treated for abrasion resistance and long life. Centerforce billet-steel and aluminum flywheels are CAD/CAM designed and then CNC machined to strict tolerances for perfect fitment and hassle-free, bolt-in performance.

Quote from Company: "Centerforce strives to be the leader in clutch technology, quality, and value!"


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