Bend Clutch has been hard at work designing performance clutches
for the Volkswagen TDI applications. With multiple stages
to choose from with upgraded Friction materials, pressure
plates & flywheels you can rest easy knowing that the
South Bend Clutch will hold up to anything you can throw at
it. This combination will deliver a smooth engagement with
unsurpassed durability at every power level.
important that care be used while choosing the proper clutch
for your application. Use the torque guide below to help select
the proper clutch for your application.
3 Daily (470 ft-lbs) This clutch package is designed for high HP vehicles
desiring a start performance similar to O.E. The pressure
plate has a significant load increase over stage 1,2 pressure
plates (+600-800 lbs.). Expect a pedal effort increase of
20%-25%. Discs are assembled with heat-treated wear resistant
hubs; drive plates and springs for high load transfer and
dependable operation. The sprung centers on the disc in
conjunction with the marcel fin between the linings create
a dual dampening effect that simulates O.E. start performance.
A Performance Organic friction material with a high metal
content increases torque and RPM capability and maintains
low operating temperatures which reduces wear and glazing.
3 Endurance (485 ft-lbs)
Recommended for single mass flywheel (SMF) when original
design is DMF to achieve optimal performance. This kit uses
the same pressure plate as stage 3 daily package. The disc
is designed for the special needs of a vehicle with circuit
racing in mind. Kevlar friction material is used for its
unique static to dynamic ratios of friction co-efficients
at high energy levels. This translates to a perfect transition
from one gear to the next. Discs are assembled with only
performance components and equipped with torsion springs
functioning as a damper between engine and gearbox.
& Daily Driving
3 Drag (575 ft-lbs)
This clutch package is built to handle heavily modified
cars and designed to function according to the specific
needs of the 1/4 and 1/8 mile track. The pressure plate
for this kit is engineered to disengage with less pedal
travel shortening the shift time. Discs are a puck design,
which reduces rotational mass and are assembled with all
high carbon component pieces for maximum strength. The friction
material used is Graphite impregnated Ceramic perfectly
suited for drag racing because of its maximum friction co-efficient,
rapid heat dissipation and abrupt engagement characteristics.