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April '20

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22 THE SHOP APRIL 2020 SPEC CLUTCHES AND FLYWHEELS Birmingham, Alabama David Norton Proprietor Our hottest Performance Clutch product is … … the Stage 3+ single disc. Its best features include … … high torque capacity, full-faced configu- ration for engagement quality, extremely long wear life and availability for 99.9% of all applications. The biggest challenge for shops that offer Performance Clutch upgrades is … … balancing the needs and wants of the end-user. The key is extracting accurate, realistic information from the car owner about what they have and where they want to be in the near future. The biggest misconception regarding Performance Clutch upgrades is … … that a sprung hub clutch disc will save your gearbox. Here's a tip shops can use to increase their success when offering Perfor- mance Clutch upgrades … … manage end-user expectations by quali- fying what is needed to support the power (clutches are rated in torque). Determine how the driver thinks it should feel and match the best possible clamp and friction combination to create a solution. And don't forget other factors that impact clutch feel and performance, such as the flywheel, gearing, vehicle weight, etc. THE SEARCH FOR HOLDING POWER Other factors besides torque and horse- power numbers can impact clutch feel and performance, including the flywheel, gearing, vehicle weight and more. (Photo courtesy SPEC Clutches and Flywheels) We're behind you all the way. Need help? Contact the AftermarketCharity.org today. One minute, everything is fine. The next instant, disaster strikes. Hindsight is 20/20. Nobody can see into the future. But one thing is certain. If you are employed in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry, you are part or a generous family. Your brothers and sisters have donated to a charitable fund available to you, come what may. They are here for you. And so are we. Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation

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