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Engineered for HP modifications. This Heavy Duty Pressure Plate has an increased clamp load with little or no increase in pedal pressure. The Organic disc material has a high metal content that increases the co-efficient of friction by two times over a stock lining and increases rotational strength up to a 12,000 RPM burst point. This clutch system maintains a stock feel while offering strength and durability. Recommended usage is daily, street and moderate race.

An SFI approved single mass flywheel is recommended for this application to get optimal performance. This clutch system is designed for the racing climate. The pressure plate is precision balance for vibration free operation at high RPM. The pressure plate fulcrum is altered for a positive disengagement and a quick shift. The disc is engineered with a Dual Damped design to provide accurate control when accelerating through corners. The friction material is a hybrid using a full face Feramic (Sintered Iron) lining on the flywheel side and a high metal content Organic lining on the pressure plate side. Engagement is positive yet buffered due to the high graphite content unique to Feramic facings. Recommended uses are daily and street with an emphasis on Rally and Endurance racing.

Drag racing requires a Single Mass SFI approved Flywheel to be included with each kit when the original design is Dual Mass. This system features a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate modified for a puck style disc with no cushion between the linings to keep the clutch pedal travel short and quick. The puck design disc reduces rotational mass and total drive surface area while increasing pounds per square inch on the surface of the friction material. This combination minimizes inertia, accelerating the transfer of torque from the engine to the wheels. The friction material used for this race application is Graphite Impregnated Ceramic. This compound exceeded all other friction materials when testing for durability, reduced chatter, heat transfer and torque capacity. Recommended uses are drag racing, drifting and limited street.

Flywheel Features:
Flywheels manufactured by SBC are made from low carbon, hot rolled steel that is highly resistant to warping and perfectly suited for the friction materials mated to them. Single mount CNC machining guarantees precise tolerances and perfect balance exceeding O.E. specifications. Extensive field testing has been done to determine the proper weight for each specific vehicle and to ensure smooth operation, safety and durability under extreme operating conditions.

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South Bend Stage 2 Clutch Kit Reviews
  (8.9 of 10) 21 Reviews    Write Review
803/09/20133000GTi originally bought this clutch kit thinking my through out bearing was going up so i used that as an exuse to upgrade. after a very painless install i set out to test drive the car only to find that it wasnt my throughout bearing but my input shaft bearing so i am now rebuilding the trans...long story short i havent gotten to brake in the clutch yet BUT! on the 3 test drives i went on the clutch felt really nice. better pick up yet the pedal still has a stock feel to it. all in all a good product. cant wait to brake it in to really see how it performs
901/29/2013Eclipsequality was very good, clutch worked great on my 97 eclipse. needed some adjusting on the clutch master cylinder. Can not say how long the clutch would have lasted, i wrecked my car after about 1500 miles of putting in the clutch.
1001/23/2012TaurusHad this product in the previous SHO and loved it. Just as easy as any other clutch to install.
807/29/2010AccordI think the clutch works just fine. I can really feel it grab (This maybe be a biased opinion because my last clutch was almost fried and was starting to slip). I have only drove about 400 miles on it, but so far no problems or complaints. Why an 8? The clutch came later than I expected and when I took the plastic cover off of the new clutch a lot of the red paint came off with it (not that it matters since no one can see the clutch anyways).
1010/30/2009300ZXAwesome clutch over stock,grips and goes,easy to install,and shows veryvery little wear after 2000 miles of hard play.just as good as a stage 2!!
810/30/2009240SXI have mild upgrades on my N/A 240sx such as 4-1 header, 3'' downpipe, 3'' exhaust, 2.5'' intake, etc. and this clutch holds very well. It has stock pedal feel and engagement is very smooth. This clutch is claimed to hold 265 ft lbs of torque, and it probably does. The only downside is that this clutch is just an exedy OEM clutch that Southbend has spray painted Red and put it's stickers onto. You can see where it has the Exedy logo etched into both the pressure plate and the clutch disc. Southbend claims to have modified this clutch so that it will hold more power. The only thing I noticed was that there was still metal shavings and machining oil on the clutch from machining work, and the Pressure plate fins looked like they had been torched as they were brownish with purpleish heat marks on them. I have no idea what Southbend did to this Exedy Clutch and they won't tell me, but it works just fine. If you have mild upgrades, it might be wiser to just buy an Exedy OEM clutch for $120. Thats why I give it an 8/10.
1005/28/2009EclipsePart arrived in excellent condition and time. Installing the part itself was swift and painless. The part is working great.
902/04/2009EscortI rated this product a 9 because nothing is flawless. The clutch kit installed without any issues with the provided alignment tool. The clutch engages smoothly and grips firmly. I have not had the chance to give a real workout yet because I'm still breaking in the engine. My only issue is I didn't get a cool DXD decal to put on my toolbox, I did get a key fob though.
910/22/2008240SXAfter the break in and I could actualy get on it, It performed wonderfully. It stands up to my abuse of clutch kicking and 4k drops very well.
907/07/2008Accordgreat product for the price. better holding power then stock at less price then oem.
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