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Old 09 Jul 2008, 10:01 am
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Default 2 Clutches?

just curious, why the Honda Civic Type-R have two clutches?Any specific reasons?
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 10:16 am
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Sorry, never heard of two clutches on any car.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 10:31 am
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can you be a little bit more specific do you mean twin plate clutch? there is no such thing as two clutches. i think I'm right and if i am it is a stronger clutch but more stiffer then the single plate clutch. you can even get a triple plate clutch.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 11:31 am
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Double clutch plates are fairly common in the US and also on some commercial vehicles.Basically, heavy vehicles or very powerful ones need a larger clutch surface area in order not to slip and burn out prematurely. This can be done by increasing the diameter of the clutch but then the assembly gets bigger and there are associated potential engineering problems related to a larger diameter spinning mass. It's easier to use two (sometimes more) smaller clutch assemblies in series. It can also be cheaper as the two assemblies may have many parts common to a single clutch assembly already in use on smaller/lower-powered vehicles by the same vehicle manufacturer.Naturally, the two clutches work together from the same pedal as if they are a single unit. Labour rates to replace them should not normally be much higher, but clearly there are more parts required so the bill will be higher, typically 30-50% more overall than for a single clutch vehicle.
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Old 12 Jul 2008, 05:07 pm
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Default Re: 2 Clutches?

some high end cars have double clutch system. like the new m3 has a option called dct (double clutch trans). In other words its really jus an auto
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