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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...

What We Need to Know to Build your Race Clutch

When putting together your race car, the clutch is often one of the final pieces that brings everything together. For a clutch to perform well it has to have enough capacity to handle your combination - the engine, chassis, gearing, and tires. Too little capacity and...

8 of the Slowest Ways to Resolve Your Tech Issues

We receive many technical phone calls with questions on our products, and at RAM Clutches, we’re always here to help. But like you, we want the quickest answers to our questions, and the quickest way to resolve our problems. There are many things that are a big...

7 Reasons a Dual Disc Clutch is a Better Choice for You

I get asked all of the time, why should I use a dual disc clutch? Or, why should I spend all that money on a dual disc clutch? Driveability We work hard to make all of our clutch systems as user-friendly as possible. We have been driving, racing, and tuning...

6 Ways to Set Yourself Up for an Epic Clutch Installation Fail

Over my 38 years of selling clutches, it seems I would have seen just about every possible mistake that can be made on an install, and then someone out there pops up and surprises me! Many of these may seem painfully obvious to you, but it can’t hurt to review!...

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