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48 THE SHOP MAY 2019 Drivetrain p.48 Diesel Dream p.54 Outlaw Porsche p.59 Performance Products p.61 MAY 2019 T he products and systems that take engine power and ultimately transfer it to the tires are sometimes overlooked and underappreciated – but their importance can't be overstated. Drivetrain products need to have the strength to handle high-performance situ- ations, the adaptability to work in unique settings and the reliability to get the job done. That often means professional instal- lation and a reliance on shops to select the proper components for any application. Manufacturers are ready to help with updates on the latest hot products, an anal- ysis of market trends and tips for businesses to keep this important market rolling. Centerforce Prescott, Arizona Will "Mr. Clutch" Baty Media Relations/Engineering and R&D Our hottest product for the performance drivetrain aftermarket is … … the TRIAD Triple Disc for a variety of applications. This triple-disc clutch has been developed for vehicles requiring a holding capacity of 500 to 1,100 foot-pounds of torque at the crank. Its best features include… … the TRIAD clutch is equipped with a lightened billet steel flywheel providing low inertia resulting in quicker rpm. Some of the benefits of our low-inertia flywheel are that it's not too light and helps maintain easy drivability and tha it has a unique disc hub design that makes for easy installation. The outside factor having the greatest effect on the performance drivetrain market is … … going too light on a rotating assembly can create tuning issues. Also, while developing product the lim- ited amount of space inside the bellhousing proves to be a challenge for a manufacturer to provide a clutch to harness the power in today's market. Going too light on a rotating assembly can create tuning issues. (Photo courtesy Centerforce) When it comes to clutches, the lightest isn't always the best. For drivability, inertia is your friend. (Photo courtesy Cen- terforce) Keep On Rolling Getting power to the ground is what it's all about. Americans spend more time behind the wheel: http:// theshop.ly/behind-the-wheel

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