Time for an upgrade?
Not sure which set up is right for you?
We have personally worked with Clutch Masters on the Performance Clutch and Flywheel Product Line and have tested them on our own vehicles. Please see our recommendations below along with the features of each of the products in this package. We stock these products and offer full installation services. By installing them and testing them on our own vehicles we are able to provide you our personal feedback on what we feel is the best combination based on your needs.
The Stage 1 Clutch and Billet Lightweight Flywheel has a 90% Holding Capacity over the stock set up!
This listing is for the Stage 1 Clutch and the Billet Lightweight Flywheel.
Details on the clutch:
Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
Dual Friction Organic/ Fiber Touch Disc
Dampened Disc (must be used w/ Single Mass Flywheel)
Details on the Flywheel:
Clutch Masters Light Weight Aluminum Flywheel for the FIAT 500 weighs only 11 lbs!
This is significantly lighter compared to the OEM dual mass flywheel. Clutch Masters has engineered this flywheel to be driver friendly with minimal gear rattle which is increased when too light of a flywheel is utilized. The light weight flywheel offers a much quicker throttle response without compromising any bottom end torque which can be reduced when using too light of a flywheel. Clutch Masters Flywheels are SFI Certified meeting performance and safety standards for the automotive and motorsport industry.
Why upgrade the flywheel?
Less Parasitic Loss
Can handle more torque
Ability to keep the RPM's up in the power band easier
Less Rotational Mass
Ability to launch at higher RPM's
If you are looking for a clutch upgrade and are not building an all out race car we recommend that you select either the Stage 1 Clutch/Stock Flywheel (if you want to reuse your original, stock flywheel) or the Stage 1 Clutch with the optional flywheel (this listing is for the kit).
NOTE: The Stage 1 Clutch/Stock Flywheel will ONLY work with the stock flywheel and WILL NOT work with the Lightweight Billet Flywheel and vice versa. If you plan to upgrade to the billet flywheel down the road then you MUST purchase the Clutch + Flywheel Combo and install at the same time!
We are using the Stage 1 Clutch with the optional flywheel on our own FIAT 500 ABARTH which has over 240 Dyno Proven HP without any issues at all. It is more then enough to take care of 99% of the modified FIAT 500 cars.
The Stage 5 Sprung Clutch + Flywheel Combo is for that person who is building an all out race car (check our other listing). The benefit of the Stage 5 Sprung Clutch + Flywheel Combo is that it is a sprung clutch. What this means is that the clutch plate itself has springs installed that allow it to remove some of the harshness from the clutch engaging during hard driving because the springs allow for give (like a coil springs dampen a suspension.) All the harshness and power that would be normally present is dampened by the springs and is not transmitted to the gear sets, axles, hubs etc. This means longer transmission and related part life overall. Not only is the Stage 5 Sprung Clutch + Flywheel Combo a great performing clutch but it is also comfortable and not harsh on the transmission.