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post #1 of 5 Old 02-11-2014, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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F430 performance clutch upgrade?

Is there anyone who offers an upgraded clutch for a 2005 F430 with F1 trans? Possibly like a stage 3?
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-11-2014, 11:38 AM
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The F430 already comes with a tough, dual plate clutch, so not sure it needs an upgrade. Big improvement on the 360 clutch.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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There isn't a single proven clutch upgrade on the market for the F430 F1. Clutches using Kevlar materials are the hot thing right now and they can work well. In order for them to work well, the perfect material composition must be selected and the pressure plate has to be recalibrated as well. It is a black art so real world trial and error testing is required to nail down something the works correctly. No one has done that for the F430 at this time.

Changing the clutch material with anything that is currently on the market will cause more headache and frustration than it's worth.

You are best to stick with a factory clutch unit and a shop that knows how and will take the time to make sure it is set up correctly, physically, hydraulically and electronically. If you're currently experiencing abnormally high wear characteristics, a proper installation, setup & break in coupled with ideal driving habits will make sure you get the best life possible out of your clutch.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-16-2014, 10:07 AM
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big thanks for your post, Josh !

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-16-2014, 10:37 AM
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If the OEM 430 clutch is better than that in the 360, can a OEM 430 clutch be used in a 360?
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