Considered as a part subject to fast wear and tear, your car's clutch kit needs to be replaced between 50,000 and 100,000 miles depending on how you use it. The kit, which includes a clutch disc, a pressure plate, and a release bearing, needs to be crafted to the same specifications by your vehicle's manufacturer in order for it to transfer the right amount of energy to the transmission. If you are experiencing a decrease in clamp load and frequent clutch slippage, then maybe it is time for you to replace your clutch kit. Before shopping for a replacement, see if a Sachs clutch kit will be a match to your liking.
- Crafted to OE disc diameter and teeth specs
- Organic clutch disc
- Sprung hub design for the clutch disc
- Diaphragm-style pressure plate
- Offers increased torque capacity, endurance, and high-performance stability
- Offers increased clamp load
- With a year of Sachs limited warranty
We tested this part on a Toyota Highlander and a Chevrolet Equinox, and here is what we have to say:
- We were able to install the clutch disc, pressure plate, and release bearing without any considerable hassle. The number of teeth was just right for the Highlander and the Equinox, and the design of the pressure plate and the clutch disc was another factor that let us finish the job under thirty minutes.
- There was a noticeable increase in clamping force that resulted to a more responsive clutch.
- The Highlander and the Equinox displayed stability, especially during gear change and shifting from idle.
- The clutch disc obviously held great power without slippage; moving both vehicles from idle and stop was easier than before the new kit was installed.
- Good price value and warranty offering. In both aspects, Sachs has its clutch kit in the middle range.
- Because the product did not include a clutch alignment tool, we were unable to check if the clutch disc was perfectly centered under the pressure plate (although we were pretty sure that we did the installation of the kit correctly).
- The kit also did not come with a flywheel and a pilot bushing, which are two other
wear and tearparts that should have been included since these would need replacement at the same time the other clutch components were replaced.
Sachs actually has a good reputation when it comes to providing quality clutch kits, but there are some anecdotal reports that the clutch disc wears under 5,000 miles, although these tend to be isolated cases and experience-based. With the good price and warranty offering this product carries, your money will definitely be spent well and you will be able to restore the power of your clutch system.