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Ok chaps I’ve got a new customer who’s GS 5.0 S/C ute is making ~430rwkw on 98 with usual bolt ons and literally drives it like he’s “stolen it” every time it starts up .... 

 

the short of the question I’m looking for is what clutch is more hectic than what he’s just killed ( NPC twin kevlar race plate clutch kit ) ? 

I know the S/C 5.0 platform hammers the frisbees hard and “CANFRY” went through many until the latest one that’s hanging on well, but it’s been yonks since I’ve been on Failbook so I can’t remember what he’s running now. 

 

Who’s got a clutch that’s taking stupid abuse and living to clamp another day and what is it ? 

 

Im looking at the tripple plate clutch industries arrangement but not set on plate material yet as I’m not super confident anything is going to survive the way this customer drives 

 

KGO 

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Look up Monster Clutches. They make a triple plate that can take 1500rwhp and more than likely can make up a custom one to suit your mates car.

 

Cleetus McFarland on yootoob (also featured on the Monster Clutches home page) has a manual corvette drag car running a face plated t56 magnum with a triple plate clutch that has done 300 odd passes at close to and over 1000rwhp with dozens of dyno pulls in the mix. He has just recently run a 7.8 second pass at 176 mph.

 

Edit: Manuals are for tractors and cars that need a push start.

Edited by Puffwagon

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Kevlar is supposed to be nicer to drive than ceramic but from what I know needs a higher clamping force to hold.
Would be interesting to see if it was a different pressure plate or only the clutch plates that differ in that npc clutch.

I drive my ute pretty hard, have not killed the Xtreme twin plate ceramic clutch yet . It's not the easiest clutch to get used to that's for sure but it's nice and cheap. Have gone through 2 axles since I've had the clutch in so its not for lack of trying lol.

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