Third issue (actually not an issue, but a disadvantage for this car):
The R12 Clutch.
Nice for bashing, or running around.
Not competitive for touring races compare to the other cars around today. Not even modifying the shoes, springs, etc still was in disadvantage.
First Possible solution:
A Centax Clutch. But it never happened.
Second Possible solution:
A push type and adjustable clutch so it can be used with you're regular stock clutchbell with gears. The options are the Werks and the SPM Clutches. I first had the chance to verify with the Werks clutch, but I think it didn't work for some kind of a reason the clutchbell didn't fit with the Werks clutch. Although both clutches looks the same, but there internally diameters are different. (I might be wrong with this, but is up to you if you wanna try with the Werks Racing Clutch then, but I'll try to verify again if I can find a Werks clutch in the future.
). In that case the SPM Racing Clutch was the one to choose.
- it comes with black carbon shoes. Good grip with mild slip and wear.
- it comes with red rulon shoes. More grip with non slip, but with fast wear.
You don't want to use the teflon white shoes otherwise you'll wouldn't being upgrading.
Some hints and advice:
Was kind difficult to search and buy this product on the internet, because most of them you'll find them on Italy web sites. (In my case though because I live in the US territory
) The official web site for this clutch is http://www.spmracingparts.com/
and I think you can't buy nothing from them. Once you have you're SPM Clutch in your hands, please be patience. This might or might not work in your first attempt so take you're time. This is going to be more like a trial an error until done. But once you're done, you're gonna gain a great reward from this upgrade.
I'll try to explain the things that needs to do bit by bit, to fit this clutch on you're Fusion R12. But for some of you who have more experience and have better ideas, please put them on this thread so we can all help each other.