Join Date: Apr 2010
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Mark, that's more in line with what I thought I understood about Kevlar and Carbon/Carbon clutches.
Ed the cost of installation is a consideration, but for me, it's not as important as having a clutch that's enjoyable to use, and isn't an on/off switch, nor gives you cramps in your calves after being in traffic with it.
The import hotrodding community has favored the carbon/carbon over the Kevlar for the last five years or so for the reasons you stated. I think the Kevlar still has a market, but one has to be more careful with it than the carbon/carbon.
Myself, I've not driven either one, but I currently have a six puck, twin disc, metallic lined clutch with lightweight flywheel on a car that is torque challenged off the line, and it's not much fun inching along in traffic, or up hills.
I think a great clutch for a heavy GT like the Maranello could be either the carbon/carbon in an 8.5" twin disc or perhaps the Kevlar in the same size & configuration, with a lighter pressure plate, and a decently heavy steel flywheel. This would give a lighter pedal, and the right material to slip when you want/need to so it's not a "rev, dump & pray" situation every time the light changes, but enough surface area to hold the torque.
Anyone know the required spline configuration?
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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