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2004 Centerforce Dual Friction
It does actually lessen foot pedal pressure, for awhile at least.
Fragile. Have owned many. Centerforce NEVER accepts responsibility.
The guy with the '67 Chevelle SS has nothing on my '68 427 Corvette. He's putting out 500 hp, and that's pretty good. But I'm putting out 630 hp. His assessment that Centerforce is only suitable for 4 bangers is patently false. I have 500 miles on my engine and clutch now. The engine is barely broken in. During that period of time, the clutch worked and felt like a lighter clutch because of those weights. Today, no burn outs. No fanfare. Just accelerating in first and second gear up to 55 at full power and I smell clutch smoke...BAD. I can't believe the Centerforce dual friction clutch is failing to hold this engine's power when they advertise that it's the best racing clutch around, yada yada yada. And I'm no stranger to Centerforce clutches either. I've had several over the years in a turbocharged 1986 Shelby Charger...which is a 4 banger. Every one of the 4 or 5 clutches I've had in that car has either physically broken, lost its weights, had pad material separate, or burned up. And every single time, Centerforce would absolve themselves of ALL responsibility, blaming it on installation, or misalignment, or not a good enough flywheel, etc. Isn't it funny that so many other clutch manufacturers don't make excuses like these guys, nor suffer so many failures. So yeah, after only 500 miles, I've got to change out a clutch that easily cost nearly $500, and get a new one. This was the last Centerforce I was going to try using, and I was worried about installing it. I don't know how much longer it will work, so I'll have to keep it minimal. I took it on a gentle drive with my wife again tonight, and again it smells burnt, although for now it is still gripping.
So to Mister Chevelle SS...don't worry. Yours will fail too. Mine only went 500 miles. You might get a little more, but you'll be singing a different story when they let you down too.
How are these guys still in business???