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Historically, performance couplings have been a compromise. While improving holding or squeezing pressure, manufacturers almost always increase pedal pressure to an uncomfortable point, especially for stop-and-go traffic.
In addition to driveability issues, extra pedal pressure can adversely affect the bearing clutch connection and cause premature wear of pressure plates, leading to improper gear changes, damaged clutch parts, and even engine damage.
Today, thanks to the Clutch Masters, increased team pressure does not necessarily mean increased pedal pressure and the problems that can accompany it.
By constructing the lever or wheel point on the thrust bearing through their Hi-leverage technique, the Clutch Masters have increased the clamping force, often without changing the pedal pressure.
Extremely increased pedal pressure, as found in many of today's traditional performance clutches, puts an insecure amount of pressure on the sensitive thrust bearing for the crankshaft found in most of today's sports compact cars. Placing unnecessary loads on the thrust bearing typically causes the bearing to fail prematurely or fail completely - this failure can lead to catastrophic internal engine damage.
A clutch, simply put, is a friction unit that disengages and engages the engine from the gearbox to allow the transition from movable to movable by means of gear shifting. For street applications, a smooth transition of power is important while still being able to transfer all the power of the engine to the transmission. As the requirements for couplings become greater - e.g. high-performance street or race cars - clutch retention and voltage capacity must also be increased. This is where Clutch Master's innovative technology comes in.