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April '20

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18 THE SHOP APRIL 2020 SST has excellent drivability that features a low inertia steel flywheel, our unique anti-floater rattle design, two strong, solid hub discs with organic friction material, high clamp load pressure plate and pilot bearing, and utilizes all ARP hardware for unparalleled fastener strength. The biggest challenge for shops that offer Performance Clutch upgrades is … … knowing the product/brand of clutches. Being that there are so many clutch com- panies with usually several different levels/ stages, picking the correct clutch for an application can be difficult. Picking a clutch and flywheel for a vehicle and its intended use is critical—it is very much like picking a cam for your engine. As an example, if you pick too light of a flywheel with aggressive friction material in a vehicle that has a tall rear gear, the drivability of that vehicle will be drastically diminished. Here's a tip shops can use to increase their success when offering Performance Clutch upgrades … … knowing the customer's power level, the intended use and how the vehicle is set up will help narrow down the search for the proper clutch for that application. A customer's vehicle should put a smile on their face when they are driving. A vehicle that is tough to drive kind of takes the fun out of that driving experience. EXEDY GLOBALPARTS INC. Van Buren Township, Michigan Bill Garrett Account Executive Our hottest Performance Clutch product is … … the new organic, twin-plate clutch for late- model modular Ford Mustangs (1994-2017). Its best features include … … the clutch has a very light pedal and drives like a stock clutch, but has the ability to hold 600 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. The biggest challenge for shops that offer Performance Clutch upgrades is … … finding the right clutch for your cus- tomer's application. A customer's idea of what they want isn't always what they need. Matching the clutch to the customer can make all the difference for the best perfor- mance and a happy driver. The biggest misconception regarding Performance Clutch upgrades is … … all clutch companies are created equal. Very few companies can match the quality of a true OEM clutch manufacturer like Exedy. Every clutch we produce is designed from scratch. Here's a tip shops can use to increase their success when offering Performance Clutch upgrades … … find what the overall performance goals are for your customer and get the best- suited clutch to handle their power and driving style. Not everyone needs an extreme clutch for their car. The right clutch isn't always the clutch that holds the most power, but the one that addresses the driver's needs. THE SEARCH FOR HOLDING POWER Customers need the knowledge local shops supply to get the most out of their performance machines. (Photo courtesy Exedy Globalparts Inc.) The right clutch isn't always the clutch that holds the most power, but the one that addresses the driver's needs. (Photos courtesy Exedy Globalparts Inc.)

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