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Is the Dodge Challenger Market Slipping Through Your Fingertips?

If you are like me, your daily commute probably has you seeing multiple Gen 3 Dodge Challengers running up and down the road.   These cars come in many configurations, from V6 to the basic V8 R/T up to high horsepower Hellcat and Demon versions. Go to any local car...

The Ideal Measurement for RAM Hydraulic Bearings

Part 2 – Aftermarket Bearings   Last month we discussed the importance of properly setting up the factory internal hydraulic bearing with your new clutch system. The few extra minutes it takes to measure and set up these bearings correctly is just as important...

When is Centrifugal Clutch Pressure Effective?

Centrifugal clutch pressure, or ‘counterweights,’ can be a tremendous aid to achieving the optimum clutch combination for high power drag racing applications. In racing situations, some ‘slip’ is required on the initial launch, and the clutch needs to be progressively...

How to Avoid Clutch Chatter

Clutch chatter is one of those subjective topics – what is 'too much' chatter to some folks may be 'just a little' chatter to others.  It really boils down to your driving experience.  Chatter usually happens as the clutch is engaging. It occurs when the pressure...

Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Life Long Clutch Guy

Beginnings in the Clutch Business  My earliest memory of a street customer using one of our clutches was around 1972. He was a local guy with a Gremlin X, and he lived near our house.  One night, shortly after installing a three-paddle metallic disc, he drove by our...

“Will You Sponsor My Race Car?”

Like any good racer, you probably do your best to secure whatever levels of sponsorship you can for your racing operation. Maybe you partner with local establishments to help give them exposure at races and events. You could develop contingency deal programs with your...

Don’t be Intimidated by a Transmission Swap!

Driving your muscle car can be an awful lot of fun!  What's not fun is buzzing the engine at 3000+ RPM driving down the highway or backroads for long periods of time and watching the gas gauge needle make a more rapid descent down to zero. Or seeing the wear and tear...

Fine Tuning Your Drag Racing Clutch Combination

  Does this sound familiar? You just received your brand new drag race clutch system, and you can hardly wait to get it put in and fire up the engine! You have a baseline starting point for the clutch static pressure and counterweight settings. Everything should...

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