FAQ

  1. Will I experience a stiffer peddle feel with a Clutch Masters clutch kit?
  2. Will a Clutch Masters flywheel make noise?
  3. What Stage Clutch Kit is best for my vehicle?
  4. What is the torque rating of a Clutch Masters clutch kit?
  5. What is the life expectancy of a Clutch Masters clutch kit?
  6. Does Clutch Masters Ship internationally?
  7. Does Clutch Masters price match?
  8. Can Clutch Masters build a custom clutch kit and or flywheel to work with my custom application?
  9. Are replaceable flywheel inserts available for a Clutch Masters aluminum flywheel?
  10. Are individual clutch components available?

Q: Will I experience a stiffer peddle feel with a Clutch Masters clutch kit?

By re-engineering the pressure plate leverage ring (moving it closer to the pivot point), Clutch Masters solves the clamping vs. pedal pressure problem in a unique way. By moving the pressure ring, Clutch Masters' Hi-Leverage Pressure Plates take mechanical advantage of the leverage principle. By moving the leverage ring closer to the pivot point, the pressure applied to the plate is increased significantly without unnecessarily increasing pedal pressure, as is typically the case in other clutches. This Hi-Leverage tech was developed by Clutch Masters and is unique to the high-performance clutch industry.

Q: Will a Clutch Masters flywheel make noise?

Replacing your OEM flywheel with a light weight flywheel may cause gear noise or a vibration that may not be suitable for everyone. The lighter the flywheel the more gear noise will be produced. Depending on the application Clutch Masters usually recommends steel flywheels rather than aluminum flywheels since aluminum flywheels will cause more gear noise. Aluminum flywheels are usually only recommended for race applications looking to have the least amount of weight as possible although this is not always the case as auto manufactures have made developments in their gear boxes that allow users to run aluminum flywheels without an increase in noise or vibrations.

Q: What Stage Clutch Kit is best for my vehicle?

Every vehicle, driver, and scenario a clutch is being used in is different. Depending on the amount of power you are making, the intent/ purpose of the vehicle should dictate what clutch kit will best suit you. If you are looking for a clutch kit that will be smooth, reliable, and street friendly then a FX100 – FX350 will be suitable and recommended. If you are making a reasonable amount of TQ and require a clutch kit that will be able to withstand a large amount of abuse on a frequent basis then a FX400 will be a good option. For serious high powered car one of our twin disc kits will fit the bill. For specific descriptions and variations of disc materials please refer to the “Product” tab or check out this video where our sales rep Andrew breaks down the differences throughout our different stages of clutches.

Q: What is the torque rating of a Clutch Masters clutch kit?

Clutch Masters does not advertise specific torque rates due to the wide range of possible scenarios that will neglect the TQ rating estimates. Torque ratings can be deceiving since it does not take into consideration the factors that will alter and drastically change the holding capacity of a clutch kit such as tire size, driving style, naturally aspirated vs forced induction, or nitrous. All of these factors and elements play a major role in determining the torque rating capacity of a clutch kit. Please contact a Clutch Masters representative if you are unsure or have more questions regarding torque ratings.

Q: What is the life expectancy of a Clutch Masters clutch kit?

Organic, Kevlar, and Formula Button Clutch kits are expected, and tend to have a higher life expectancy than OEM, however not guaranteed. Improper Installation, driving style, performance upgrades, break in procedure and light weight flywheels will directly effect and have a role in determining the life expectancy of the clutch kit. Ceramic based clutch discs are not intended to increase the life expectancy of a clutch but rather to increase the holding capacity and improve the durability of the clutch. Using a ceramic based material for easy street driving may reduce the life of the clutch kit due to harsh engagement and a higher tendency to slip the clutch. Life expectancy of a twin disc is subjective. The driving characteristics of the driver and setup of the vehicle will dictate the life expectancy of the clutch kit. Using a twin disc on the street in a daily driven vehicle under normal driving conditions may reduce the life expectancy of the clutch kit since you are more prone to slip the discs.

Q: Does Clutch Masters Ship internationally?

Yes, Clutch Masters dealers are located all around the world and will be able to assist you will your clutch kit needs. However, Clutch Masters will be more than happy to ship to you direct if you choose to do so. Please note that limited payment options are available for international orders. Please contact a Clutch Masters representative to receive a shipping quote for your international order.

Q: Does Clutch Masters price match?

No, Clutch Masters does not price match since we encourage and prefer customers to purchase from a Clutch Masters Authorized Dealer. For information and listing of Clutch Masters dealers please visit our Dealer Locater page.

Q: Can Clutch Masters build a custom clutch kit and or flywheel to work with my custom application?

We didn't call ourselves Clutch Masters for no good reason. We build our clutch kits in house and have all of the components in stock to build just about anything you come up with or need a solution for. With custom engine and transmission swaps constantly growing in popularity we pride ourselves on our ability to engineer, machine and assemble custom clutch kits and flywheels for any application you need. LS engine with a BMW M3 dual clutch transmission, yep we can do it!

Q: Are replaceable flywheel inserts available for a Clutch Masters aluminum flywheel?

Yes, replaceable flywheel inserts are available on our website under the “Flywheel Insert” selection. You will need to know the Inside diameter, outside diameter and the number of fasteners that are used to attach the insert with the flywheel. Flywheel inserts orders will include new set of flange nuts and socket cap screws. Clutch Masters special thin wall sockets are available as well if needed for installing replacement flywheel inserts.

Q: Are individual clutch components available?

A majority of individual components are available depending on the application. Clutch Masters never recommends replacing individual components on a clutch kit since the slightest difference in measurements will have a major effect on the clutch kit. There is absolutely no warranty on individual components and will not accept any returns on individual components. Please contact a Clutch Masters representative for pricing and availability.