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Doing some research on flywheel/clutches. Any suggestions to get me started?



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<h3 id="siteSub">From Nissan 350z Encyclopedia - Specs, pictures, parts, tutoials</h3>

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*Note: Stock Clutch Assembly weight is 22.19lbs. With flywheel included weight is 45.19lbs.
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<a name="Active_Traction_Service_.28ATS.29__Twin.2FTriple-Disc_Carbon_w.2Fintegrated_flywheel"></a><h3>Active Traction Service (ATS) Twin/Triple-Disc Carbon w/integrated flywheel</h3>
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  • List Price: Twin: $2090.00 Triple: $2580.00

  • Disc Material: Carbon/Metal
  • Weight: Twin: 25.57lbs. Triple: 28.22lbs.
  • Clamp Force: Type 1: 1100kg Type2: 1350kg
  • Pad Type: Twin/Triple
  • Torque Capacity: Twin: 2425lbs/ft. Triple: 2976lbs/ft.
  • Notes: Twin: 700-900 Crank HP capacity Triple: 1200-1500 Crank HP capacity

  • ATS
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<a name="Clutch_Masters__FX100_Steel_Back_HD_Street"></a><h3>Clutch Masters FX100 Steel Back HD Street</h3>
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  • List Price: $339.00
  • Disc Material: Organic Steel Back
  • Clamp Force:
  • Pad Type: Single

  • Torque Capacity:
  • Notes:
  • Clutch Masters
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<a name="Clutch_Masters__FX200_Steel_Back_HD_Street"></a><h3>Clutch Masters FX200 Steel Back HD Street</h3>
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  • List Price: $499.00

  • Disc Material: Kevlar Steel Back
  • Clamp Force:
  • Pad Type: Single
  • Torque Capacity:
  • Notes:
  • Clutch Masters
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<a name="Clutch_Masters__FX300_Steel_Back_HD_Street"></a><h3>Clutch Masters FX300 Steel Back HD Street</h3>

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  • List Price: $499.00
  • Disc Material: Kevlar Segmented Steel
  • Clamp Force:
  • Pad Type: Single
  • Torque Capacity:
  • Notes:
  • Clutch Masters
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<a name="Clutch_Masters__FX400_Steel_Back_HD_Street"></a><h3>Clutch Masters FX400 Steel Back HD Street</h3>
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  • List Price: $499.00
  • Disc Material: Ceramic/Steel Back
  • Clamp Force:
  • Pad Type: 4-Wing
  • Torque Capacity:

  • Notes:
  • Clutch Masters
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<a name="Exedy__Hyper_Single.2FTwin_Plate_w.2Fbillet_chromoly_flywheel"></a><h3>Exedy Hyper Single/Twin Plate w/billet chromoly flywheel</h3>
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  • List Price: $1629.00
  • Disc Material: Carbon/Metal
  • Weight: 27lbs.

  • Clamp Force: 1200kg
  • Pad Type: Single/Twin
  • Torque Capacity: Single: 400lbs/ft. Twin: 600lbs/ft.
  • Notes: Single: 450hp crank capacity Twin: 750hp crank capacity
  • Exedy
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<a name="Jim_Wolf_Technology_.28JWT.29__Heavy_Duty"></a><h3>Jim Wolf Technology (JWT) Heavy Duty</h3>

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  • List Price: $399.00
  • Disc Material: Copper/Organic
  • Clamp Force: 1200kg
  • Pad Type: Single
  • Torque Capacity: 500ft/lbs.
  • Notes:
  • JWT
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<a name="Nismo_Clutch_Disc.2FPressure_Plate"></a><h3>Nismo Clutch Disc/Pressure Plate</h3>
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  • List Price: $536.00
  • Disc Material: Copper/Organic
  • Clamp Force: 1030kg
  • Pad Type: Single
  • Torque Capacity:
  • Notes:

  • Nismo
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<a name="Stillen_Centerforce_Dual_Friction_Clutch"></a><h3>Stillen Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch</h3>
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  • List Price: $924.00
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  • Clamp Force:

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  • Torque Capacity:
  • Notes:
  • Stillen
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will the tilton clutch/flywheel hold up to forced induction demands?

not even a plug for you what you are running? have i missed any?

Tilton won't hold up unless you buy the $3000 version so I'm told... the twin plate carbon. http://www.automotivearticles.com/Tilton.shtml
http://performancenissanparts.com/catalog/...products_id=197

I would never get ACT...

I've run Clutchmasters, good for the money. (st. 3 or 4 for FI)

I Personally do NOT like American made clutches (with the exception of the Tilton)

I prefer ORC & Exedy.

The ORC is a work of art : http://www.rallygt4.com/ds_orc.html

P.s.. where did you find the Exedy for that cheap?
 

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Funny, but Clutch Masters sounds like a cheap domestic (or China import).

I've had an ACT clutch and JUN flywheel in my Z32 and liked it.

I thought Tilton was the shiznit. :dunno:
 

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Funny, but Clutch Masters sounds like a cheap domestic (or China import).

I've had an ACT clutch and JUN flywheel in my Z32 and liked it.

I thought Tilton was the shiznit. :dunno:


IMO...

ClutchMasters is pretty good for the money. My st 3 would put up with over 50, yes fifty, awd launches, per event.

Tilton is top of the line American made.


ORC would be king of the Japanese Hill alongside Exedy.


ORC have been making all sorts of clutches for a looong time. I think Jesus had an ORC. :nana:
 

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:lmfao: Jesus drove a Mustang.... :nana: I don't think that qualifies in this topic.

Never heard of ORC, but I don't read about that stuff like I do porn. :wink:
 

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:lmfao: Jesus drove a Mustang.... :nana: I don't think that qualifies in this topic.

Never heard of ORC, but I don't read about that stuff like I do porn. :wink:

:lmfao: man he just lost points in my book....


Ogura Racing Clutch
http://www.ogura-clutch.com/

350Z app is TBA

There are some teams running it now.. Like the Sumo Powered (pink) Z33 in the UK.
 

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For street use, what do you recommend? I've heard that the ideal combo is JWT and Nismo.
 

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What about flywheels? Or do those companies you listed have good packages for the combo?

Nothing is wrong with my stock setup for now, but if I ever want to get serious with performance and cutting weight down, then I'd like to know in advance what I'm getting into.
 

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For street use, what do you recommend? I've heard that the ideal combo is JWT and Nismo.

Depends on the brand you like really..

You can't ignore the sheer awesomeness of the Tilton. But people complain it's too difficult.. but I don't know.. I really have to drive one.. I'm used to "difficult" clutches... Some people just can't hang.


I'm really into Japanese brands on my Z.. so I wouldn't go anything but..


I'm sure the JWT / Nismo combo wouldn't disappoint..

What about flywheels? Or do those companies you listed have good packages for the combo?

Nothing is wrong with my stock setup for now, but if I ever want to get serious with performance and cutting weight down, then I'd like to know in advance what I'm getting into.

I love my fw's to be as light as possible. Nothing beats a light flywheel. (hahah.. outside of porn of course, smooth)


Some of the clutches require you to use their fw.

Like the Tilton.. cause it's a smaller diameter.. 7.25" i believe.

The Exedy and ORC are "basket" style clutches.. so you must have their fw.

Anything is better than the stock 56 lb. of rotational mass.

If you can get that down to about half of that.. you'd be golden.

I will say that if you spend money on a good clutch (ORC, Exedy, ATS) you will never have to buy another clutch again.

do not underestimate the power of money. :) :lmfao:

it's not just for "bragging rights".. believe it or not.. you actually get something better! :gasp:

*Note: Stock Clutch Assembly weight is 22.19lbs. With flywheel included weight is 45.19lbs.
I've read over and over again that the stock weight is a combined 56lb.
 

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I will say that if you spend money on a good clutch (ORC, Exedy, ATS) you will never have to buy another clutch again.

do not underestimate the power of money. :) :lmfao:

it's not just for "bragging rights".. believe it or not.. you actually get something better! :gasp:
I agree about money well spent. I installed (with help) the clutch and flywheel on my Z32 and never wanted to do it again. And I'm the kind of guy that wants to do it right the first time so I won't have to worry about it again (for a loooong time anyway).
 

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Smoooth.. do you still have your Z32?
Nope. Bought it in 1995, had tons of fun with it, sold it 2002 when it became a $$$ burden. Did too many cosmetic things to it that didn't look right. I put a body kit on it that needed work after I got it painted and installed. I had had enough by then.

Then I bought an 89 Mustang GT. Wow, what a mistake. Got rid of that in 6 months.
 
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