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Author Topic:   double disc or triple disc clutch?
avila
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted December 21, 2004 12:30 PM  
Running a 330+HP, 400 foot/pounds torque spec motor and a 2 speed in high gear, no shifting. Any advantages of using a 3 disc over a 2 disc?
Thinking about an ACE clutch, with slave cylinder setup.

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted December 21, 2004 12:51 PM  
i'd say get yourself either a one or two disk mini clutch, with the small flywheel so that you can use an automatic flex plate to keep weight down.

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted December 21, 2004 01:15 PM  
The double disk is plenty, I worked with a street stock guy last year that ran a quartermaster 7" single disk clutch in a 3000lb car and ~400hp. He had to be careful taking off but it lasted through the season.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted December 21, 2004 08:50 PM  
if your interested i have a four race old tilton triple disk with tilton flywheel. for $350. all in really good shape

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted December 21, 2004 11:09 PM  
I'd check into other clutch brands, I bought a brand new ACE triple disc and it burnt up after about 5 races. The throwout bearing clearence was properly set and the clutch wasn't really slipped, but someone on here told me that just loading it on the trailer would ruin it. So I'm gonna spend the $162 to replace the discs and try it again. I also bought an enclosed trailer with a winch so no more driving on the trailer. Anyone else know about this brand clutch??

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted December 22, 2004 05:46 AM  
For many years I ran a Single Disc McCleod setup, which McCleod told me I probably needed a double disc/ However I ran this for 3 season trouble free in a UMP Mod.

The whole set up weighed about 15 lbs. It did cost a little more than some other brands but it was durable.

So I would have to say that a double disc will work just fine.

wfoondirt
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 505
posted December 22, 2004 08:56 AM  
NEVER ever load a car onto a trailer under its own power, either get a winch or some buddies to push it on the trailer.

gould
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Total posts: 730
posted December 22, 2004 07:48 PM  
i got a Ram Coupler ill sell ya for $300 click on this link to see one
http://www.ramclutches.com/Products/coupler.htm

you use a flexplate and the coupler only weighs like 5 lbs

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