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We Are Only as Good as the Information You Give Us

Recommending a clutch system for a specific application is not as simple as it seems.   We've talked many times before about all of the essential factors in selecting a clutch. While it is important that you send the most important details to us, it's just as...

How Was 2022 for You?

It is hard for me to believe that this installment of the RAM blog is our 40th since we began writing them in 2019!   I am glad many of these articles are often accessed and continue providing valuable insight and technical support. Reflecting on 2022, I am very...

Don’t Neglect Year-End Clutch Maintenance

So, you have made it successfully through another season of racing.  Are you going to put the car in the corner of the shop and forget about it until spring?  We sure hope not! Now is the time to inspect your clutch to see if any refurbishing or replacement is...

What Should You Look for When Choosing an Installer?

We receive numerous questions on our tech line or with the E-Tech form about installers and installation.      Here are three commons themes:  A customer asks for a recommendation on an installer for their clutch system.  We get a call because there’s a problem with a...

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...

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