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HOTWIRE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted May 14, 2002 11:41 AM
has anyone had any experiance using the ram coupler? Is there any reason to use this device versus a button type clutch? The cost seems to comparable. Also is it neccessary to use a a two disc clutch or will a single disc performance clutch work. I do not believr that with the hard, small tires we run you could ever generate enough usable torque to slip a good single disc clutch due to wheel slippage at the ground but I would worry about running a stock type clutch at 7000-7500 rpm. Am I right or not. I have run powerglides up until now and am sick of fighting with it. Mine blow fluid everywhere and I dump reverse out and the cases crack. I know a lot of people run them succesfully but I have had no luck .

autoshop
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted May 14, 2002 04:53 PM
the couplers work fine if you are careful but they are not made to take off fast when you spin the car or get spun. You are better off buying a double disc or a triple disc if your going to spend the same amount of money. I ran them for years and have ran into small minor problems with them but the biggest problem was trying to start from a stop after getting spun and back up to speed. If you have any questions on the operation of these just send me a note to autoshop@ebmud.com and I'll fill you in on them.

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted May 14, 2002 05:08 PM
I'd say spend the $$$ on a triple disc because with our hard little tires we are still hooking up and pulling LF wheels off the ground. Dont let the tires fool you because most chassis builders have found out how to get 600+ horsepower to the ground with the hard small tires.

HOTWIRE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted May 14, 2002 10:43 PM
All of the 2 and 3 disc clutches on the market seem to be priced about the same. I am leaning towards a ram 2 disc.Anyone have an opinion on the best clutch manufacturers for the money, including experience with customer service?

FS93
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted May 14, 2002 11:39 PM UIN: 3107810
Yeah that puny little motor in your car doesnt generate any power. Once you get everything lined out on that car and get it hooked up you'll see what you can put to the ground. Especially if the tracks around here stay as heavy as they have been the last few weeks. And FYI, I run the quarter master 3 disk in my car.

HOTWIRE
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted May 15, 2002 06:24 AM
ya the motor far exceeds the driver in this case. I have a ram triple disc on the way. Do you have to use a hydraulic throwout bearing or will a mechanical type work?Anyone out there need a good boat anchor/powerglide?

2 fast 4 you
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted May 19, 2002 10:45 PM UIN: 24
hotwire if you are cracking cases in you power gluids and loosing rev. i had that problem and all it is you have a bad drive shart ,not balanced,i had that problem replaced drive shaft still running the same glide for 2 years p/s not the trans its your drive shaft

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