Game day performer
The first level is the HD Sports Tuff, the HD suffix indicating that they are suitable for heavy duty applications.
“The HD range is the entry level to the performance clutch kit market,” said Mark. “They offer great value for money and are suitable for everyday driving, off-roading, towing as well as street and performance applications.”
Every Exedy HD Sports Tuff kit includes a high clamping force Exedy Sports Tuff clutch cover, a clutch disk lined with organic friction material and a clutch thrust release bearing.
“We chose organic friction material specifically for the HD range as it delivers a smoother clutch engagement which makes it more comfortable for daily drives,” added Mark.
The second tier in Exedy’s Sports Tuff range is the Heavy Duty Cushion Button selection.
“Now things start to get bit more serious. We move to a cerametallic friction material clutch disk that further increases torque capacity, then to ensure that the action isn’t too aggressive we incorporated cushioning segments between the facings, similar to a standard OEM type disk.
“This offers improved driveability when compared to conventional ceramic button type disks and means that they are still suitable for both street and performance applications.”
Last but not least, is the Heavy Duty Button range, which represent the pinnacle of Exedy’s Sports Tuff performance range.
Similar to the HDCB range, these also feature a cerametallic friction material clutch disc, the difference is in the application of the buttons.
“To deliver maximum performance we rivet the cerametallic friction material directly to a robust coupling plate,” Mark said.
“Needless to say we recommend the HDB range anywhere torque output is significantly increased, if you’ve got a seriously tough street car they’re definitely worth a look.”
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