Your clutch is responsible for transmitting torque from the engine to the drivetrain. Your clutch controls the connection between the shaft coming from your engine and the shaft that turns your wheels. When your car needs to change speed or come to a complete spot, that’s where your clutch comes into play. The connection between the wheels and your engine need to be temporarily broken. When your foot pushes down on the clutch pedal, your pressing down on a release fork that through a series of working components, pulls the pressure plate away from the clutch plate. This breaks the connection between the engine in the wheels, meaning your wheels will spin but not through the power of the engine. This is when you would change your cars gear.
When you have a high performance modified engine, your stock clutch just wont cut it anymore. Stock clutches aren’t meant to handle the aggressive driving conditions or high temperatures. Performance clutches generally involve heavier springs and made with different disc materials. A heavier spring results in a clutch with more clamping force, which means more torque can be transmitted without the clutch slipping. Your clutch will be more likely to grab under aggressive shifting or clutch dumping as well.
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A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages power transmission, especially from a drive shaft (driving shaft) to a driven shaft. In the simplest application, clutches connect and disconnect two rotating shafts (drive shafts or line shafts). In these devices, one shaft is typically attached to an engine and other to power unit (the driving member), while the other shaft (the driven member) provides output power for work. Typically the motions involved are rotary, but linear clutches also exist.
In a motor vehicle, the clutch acts as a mechanical linkage between the engine and transmission, and briefly disconnects, or separates the engine from the transmission system. This disconnects the drive wheels whenever the clutch pedal is depressed, allowing the driver to smoothly change gears.
In a torque-controlled drill, for instance, one shaft is driven by a motor, and the other drives a drill chuck. The clutch connects the two shafts so they may be locked together and spin at the same speed (engaged), locked together but spinning at different speeds (slipping), or unlocked and spinning at different speeds (disengaged).