CPL Racing has been using the Clutchmasters brand of clutches and flywheels for many years now on both our customers and our own road and race cars. Whatever your application, from a completely standard car to a full blown racecar, there is a clutch and/or flywheel within the Clutchmasters range to meet your needs.
Benefits of the Clutchmasters flywheel include:-
- reduced mass for increased acceleration
- reduced turbo “lag” in turbo-charged engines
- increased supercharger efficiency due to less drag on the crank.
- improved mid-range torque in normally aspirated engines
The Clutchmasters range of chromolly flywheels are capable of handling extreme abuse yet are lighter in weight than the stock flywheel.
Historically high performance clutches have been a compromise. While improving holding or clamping pressure manufacturers nearly always increase pedal pressure to an uncomfortable point especially for stop-and-go traffic.
Besides driveability concerns additional pedal pressure can adversely affect stock clutch linkage and cause premature thrust bearing wear leading to missed shifts damaged clutch components and even engine destruction.
Today thanks to Clutch Masters increased holding pressure does not necessarily mean increased pedal pressure and the problems that can accompany it. By re-engineering the leverage or fulcrum point on the pressure plate through their Hi-Leverage technique Clutch Masters has increased clamping power often without changing pedal pressure.
Excessively increased pedal pressure as found in many of todays traditional high performance clutches places an unsafe amount of pressure on the delicate crankshaft thrust bearing found in most of todays sport compact automobiles. Placing undue stress on the thrust bearing typically causes the bearing to wear prematurely or fail altogether. This failure can lead to catastrophic internal engine damage.
A clutch simply put is a friction device that disengages and engages the engine from the transmission to allow for transition from motionless to movement and for gear changes. For street applications a smooth transition of power is essential while still being able to transfer all the power of the engine to the transmission. As power output of engines increase and demands on clutches become greater - for example high performance street or racing cars - the holding and clamping capacity of a clutch also must increase. This is where Clutch Masters innovative engineering comes into play.