ACT Releases 2008-13 Clutch Kits For 1.8L Toyota Corolla And Matrix

New from ACT – the clutch kits for the 2008-2013 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Matrix equipped with 1.8L engines. These kits feature increased clamping force for decreased wear. See more details below.

Official Release:

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) has released a range of new clutch kits for the 2008-2013 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Matrix equipped with 1.8L engines.

ACT’s new clutch kits for the Toyota Corolla and Matrix include a choice of pressure plate, a choice of disc, a release bearing, and an alignment tool while being compatible with the OEM flywheel. The Heavy Duty and Xtreme pressure plates incorporate hardened diaphragm fingers for decreased wear and provides a 28-68% increase in clamp force over the stock unit.

The ACT Street clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty or Xtreme pressure plate with a performance organic street disc. The disc features premium organic friction materials able to withstand increased heat and abuse, steel-backed linings for high-burst strength and modifications engineered for quicker shifting. The ACT Street clutch kit provides a moderate and consistent pedal feel, smooth engagement and significantly improved durability. These kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and have an increased torque capacity from 240 to 310 ft.-lbs, depending upon the pressure plate choice.

The ACT Race clutch kits combine the Heavy Duty or Xtreme pressure plate with a cerametallic Xtreme Race disc, which is available in 6- and 4-pad spring-centered and rigid-hub designs. These discs are highly durable while allowing for quick shifting. The Xtreme Race discs are for high-powered engines and recommended for track use only. The ACT Race clutch kits meet SFI Spec 1.1 and are rated to hold up from 305 to 400 ft.-lbs. of torque at the crank, depending upon the pressure plate choice.

Features:

  • Provides a 28-68% increase in clamp force over the stock unit
  • Organic friction materials able to withstand increased heat and abuse
  • Steel-backed linings for high-burst strength

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Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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