What's the difference between a Stage 1 and Stage 2 clutch?
A stage 1 clutch is easier to install and use than a stage 2 clutch. Finally, a stage 1 clutch is easier to shift than a stage 2 clutch. This is because stage 2 clutches are designed for more professional use, and they put more pressure on the engine by removing the features that allow the user more leeway in shifting. via
What makes a Stage 2 clutch?
Stage 2 - This clutch has a dual sprung disc with full face Kevlar®. It offers the optimum street durability with smooth engagement. The characteristics are more of a street/daily driver feel however, this clutch can handle greater strain and will last far longer than the OE Clutch. via
Can you daily a Stage 2 clutch?
This clutch also allows greater heat capacity and better durability out on the track. From what I have read the Stage 2 clutch is not too much fun daily driving it. I feel like I'm going to break my knee because I keep hyperextending it just to engage the clutch. The point to engage the clutch is also very sensitive. via
What is a Stage 3 clutch?
A stage 3 clutch is made for a serious driver and for cars that are tuned to the zenith, leaving stock far behind. It comes with a heavy-duty pressure plate as well as a six-puck ceramic hub disc able to withstand tons of heat and allowing for faster engagement with no slipping. via
Is a Stage 2 clutch better than stock?
It does indeed grab better, and can hold more power than stock. However, it feels and acts just about the exact same as stock. Just based on my experience on an XTD stage 2 clutch. via
What does a stage 2 transmission mean?
The Stage 2 adds a billet 300M input shaft. As power increases over 400hp, or considerable weight will be towed, the input shaft takes the brunt of it. The ATS input shaft is designed to withstand extreme torque, converter lock-up sooner than stock, and competition and towing use. via
How does a Stage 3 clutch feel?
It will be extremely abrupt and the pedal will be unnecessarily stiff. It will be harder to control the slip of the clutch on engagement, making driving on hills and in poor weather much more difficult. via
How many miles does it take to break in a new clutch?
General rule of thumb for new clutches is take it easy for the first 500 miles before giving it full throttle. Unless using a new flywheel provided by SPEC, existing unit must be resurfaced prior to installation of the clutch product to ensure integrity of friction surface. via
Does a performance clutch increase horsepower?
As Norton mentioned, the power gains from the SPEC clutch increase power all across the horsepower and torque curves. Moreover a faster revving, more responsive engine and clutch system is something that is useful in more than just producing peak power. via
Can you daily drive a Stage 3 clutch?
That stage 3 clutch might be great for holding power, but it's not going to do great on your commute to work. Overheat it enough and your clutch and flywheel will actually fuse together, locking you out from controlling what gear you're in. via
What stage clutch should I get?
If you're making up to 50whp over stock, you should be looking at stage one clutches which generally hold a 25-50% increase in torque capacity. The stage one clutches generally offer a slightly increased clamp load from the pressure plate and organic disc which will provide a similar stock pedal feel and engagement. via
What does an aggressive clutch feel like?
It squeezes much harder and it can handle the additional power from the motor. It will not slip. However, it will squeeze with so much strength that it can be very hard to engage it smoothly. This is what makes it feel “aggressive”. via
Do racing clutches last longer?
Racing clutches certainly are less durable in a daily driver application than OEM. The friction materials are much more prone to glazing, Often the friction materials are thinner, and lightweight flywheels don't dissipate as much heat as a heavier oem flywheel would. via
Does a new clutch make a car faster?
It makes your car faster, and you can engage in higher gears. The clutch will take up more slack if you have a bigger difference in RPM. An aftermarket clutch will make you much faster after that. via
Is a 6 puck clutch better?
Sprung 6-puck: Noticeably harder to drive but still very streetable with some practice. Excellent for drifting. Sprung 4-puck: Holds the same power as the 6-puck but much harder to drive and wears out faster, essentially no benefit in a street car. Unsprung 6-puck/4-puck: Recommended for race only. via