Centerforce banks on its reputation for being the leading brand in the US for performance clutch and pressure plate systems. Bill Hays, the legendary Hot Roder and SEMA Hall of Fame member, developed an innovative design of plate system that addresses the problems faced in older models of clutches. Hays' invention of a competition-rated clutch and pressure plate system paired with non-asbestos friction facings became a major hit on the market, prompting the Hays family to form Midways Industries, Inc. in 1982.
Midway Industries, Inc. became the primary source of Centerforce products. Beginning as a small shop in Midway City, California, the company branched out to a 48,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arizona. This facility accommodates the production of a wide range of Centerforce products that are in demand among US consumers until today. With nine separate US patents under its sleeves, Centerforce boasts a top-of-the-line product catalog that includes various clutch series, flywheels, and other clutch-related accessories. To date, Centerforce is a proud manufacturer of more than 1,700 various non-asbestos clutch and pressure plate applications-all of which reflect Centerforce's excellence that was recognized in 1998 when it won the PWA's Manufacturer of the Year award.
Top-quality clutch assemblies and kits
Centerforce ensures that it meets all of the market demands as much as possible. With Hays' goal, his company that is now managed by the third generation of the family delivers a number of product series, each with specialized functions. The DFX line is geared toward high-end applications that give prime importance on strength, holding capacity, and drivability. Speedsters can opt for a DFX clutch system to enjoy maximum performance while maintaining safety.
The Light Metal Clutch (LMC) series, on the other hand, is the best pick for vehicles engaged in road racing. Thanks to its lightweight build and low-inertia performance paired with the patented 'Ball Bearing' actuated diaphragm, this series is a popular choice. Meanwhile, owners of other types of vehicles can choose from Centerforce's other product series like Centerforce I, Centerforce II, and Dual Friction series.
This brand's flywheels are engineered to provide an extended life and functionality that easily make them the best choice for high-performance driving enthusiasts. Its flywheels are made of various materials that are designed for specific applications. The 400 series features OE replacement wheels made of cast iron, the 700 series boasts the billet steel material, while the 800 and 900 series both take pride in aircraft-grade billet aluminum.
All of the flywheels manufactured by Centerforce guarantee durability, but they are also known for easy installation and top-notch performance. Opting for the premium-grade billets and setting aside castings, Centerforce manages to stand out among its competitors and even maintain its status as an industry leader for more than two decades to date.
Versatile clutch accessories
Other than its well-received clutch system products, Centerforce also offers a range of clutch accessories to complete its product line. Standard alignment tools for universal applications, high-quality OE replacement pilot bearings and bushings, and premium-grade throw out bearings are the available accessories consumers can expect from an industry leader like Centerforce.