Originally posted by loosenut
What are your thoughts on Centax clutch? Thx.
I have one and am not using it. I prefer the stock clutch, with modified shoes or I'm thinking about getting the crazynut shoes. The centax is complex, has to be rebuilt or at least relubed on a constant basis and you really can't do that in-car. It's hard to get out while the engine is in the car, so you have to remove it to get the thrust bearing out and relube it. . .and you really should do that a LOT.
I found that if you drill a very small hole in the meat of the shoe, the stock ones work well. Scuff them up now and again (when you go through the engine and the car. . .) and they work fine. With the hole in them, they're slightly lighter and they engage just slightly later (less mass means less centripetal force means they spin outward slightly later engaging the bell later) when the engine is at higher speed - more snap. This, combined with the shorter ex manifold, has given me at least the impression of more power - my lap times DID get faster.
It's also MUCH cheaper this way. . .
The response from the crazynut shoes has been very good. I'm not running them at this time (although I'm running the head - THAT'S GREAT, btw), but those who are kept saying how incredible they are, how positive they engage, etc. It's nice how they work with the stock clutch system, either 2 or 3 shoe.
My motto is, if it ain't broke and it works great, don't spend hundreds getting something that just might work. I had to take the summer off (work) but I waaaay outqualified quite a few who were running a lot more hopups than I was (I run about 95% stock. . .) and expect to do the same this fall when I can start up again.