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Selecting the Right Clutch System to Avoid an Overload

I talk all the time about the load factors that affect the clutch system on your street or race vehicle.  One of those is ‘use of the vehicle’.  Let’s dive a little deeper into why this is important when you make your clutch choice. Use of vehicle may be something as...

6 Internet ‘Tips’ That Will Destroy Your Clutch System

The internet can be a great thing. If I need tips on how to cook my steak properly or paint my bathroom, a quick Google search will deliver the information I need. On the flip side, you can find bad information in your search as well. This especially applies to your...

New Year, New Start, Maybe?

Here we go kicking off a new year with much uncertainty still surrounding our daily lives. For many of us our respite is our passion for all things automobile and racing, and that is what kept us going through the last year. ‘Staying at home’ found tons of folks...

What a Long, Strange Year It’s Been

2020 certainly won’t be a year that sticks in our memories for all the good things that have happened, but it should, because there are quite a few! Who would have thought 12 months ago that we would all be walking around wearing masks and worried about how many...

The Importance of Clutch Break In Explained

If you ask 100 people about how to break in your new single disc or dual disc clutch, you will get about 99 different answers.  We have heard some crazy ones over the years!  “Pull up against a solid object and slip the clutch until you smell it.”   “Take off in third...

Size Matters! Selecting the Proper Clutch for your Application

Often overlooked when comparing clutch systems in single and dual disc is the clutch size, diameter, and mass.  The simple fact is that a larger diameter clutch is going to give you better holding power. As added benefits, the increased surface area of a larger clutch...

The Mysteries of Factory Hydraulics Explained

Back in the day, installing a clutch in a vehicle was much simpler. Mechanical linkages made it easy to readjust the release of the clutch, and if your new clutch was a slightly different height from the old one, it was simple to compensate for the difference. Not so...

Heavy or Lightweight Clutch? The Great Debate

There seems to be a common misconception that a lighter weight clutch and/or flywheel is going to make your car faster or perform better.  We even have one manufacturer in our industry that tells you “put in an aluminum flywheel and make more horsepower!”  The fact is...

Navigating RAM’s New End User Technical Support

During the crazy period of Covid 19 ‘lockdown’, we have taken the time to revamp many of our internal procedures at RAM in order to faster and more efficiently support our RAM end users.  One of these is revising how we handle technical support questions and issues....

How Do We Design a New Clutch System for a Specific Application?

When we decide to create a new clutch system for an application, there are many factors that need to be evaluated before the chips start flying! The first thing we do is evaluate the clutch that came in the vehicle.  How is the pedal effort?  Where is the engagement...

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