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Old 01-29-2006, 02:27 AM   #1
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Hi guys could someone please tell me which adjustment on centax clutches would extend fuel mileage / runtime, and decrease operating tempreture

A more agressive setting
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A more smooth clutch setting


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Old 01-29-2006, 02:42 AM   #2
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To help improve runtimes a clutch setting that engages at lower rpm will help give you better economy......this way youre not using "x" amount of rpm (and fuel) in getting the clutch to engage at a higher rpm.
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thanks Andy

will that also lower the operating temps compared to a aggresive punchy setting?
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I`d hazard a guess and say yes (because the engine wont constantly be working in a high rpm range), but it would also depend on other factors such as air flow thru the car body, tune etc
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Ok. I have to disagree with Andy on this one. I initally thought this to be true, but now I have the opposite theory with the clutch. I have found when I set the clutch to engage earlier (at lower RPM) the car has less punch coming out of the turns. Because of this, I not only get into the throttle earlier, but I pull the trigger harder. I end up using more fuel with it set that way. I find the the gearing and shift point to be able to make a bigger difference in fuel economy. Taller gearing and an earlier shift point can save some fuel. I think the best adjustment you can make to save fuel is the way you drive the car. I think smooth throttle control and smooth driving will save more gas than any adjustments to the clutch and transmission.
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thanks guys for your input ill try do both smooth setting and smooth driving
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