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MG MGF Technical - Nitro Project
|Well the project is moving on…|
The Nitro guys are suggesting that in order to set up my Nitro Controller for launch control, thus setting the revs at 4.5-5K drop clutch, for an initial 80% Nitro for a quick wheel spin then a drop to 20% Nitro for bite then a slower increase for 4.6secs to 60 and a 12sec 1/4mile! this now on 75Lb/ft jets :) Though the problem is that the standard clutch is crap and makes setting up the launches unreliable.
I have checked with AP racing and they currently supply an uprated version however although it is an better material, it is still 215mm, single plate and can handle only 180lb/ft with a 40% breakaway and potential slip at 210lb/ft – Problem is that the car now has an easy flat 220lb/ft.
I was wondering if anyone else fitted this clutch, also from B&G and what the bite was like compared to standard? Is wheel spin easily induced? What is the weight and feel like, etc
Has anyone wheelspun their MGF in the dry on good tyres and surface?
After this the next stage is looking at the gearing!
|Techspeed do an uprated clutch (no idea if it is different to the AP racing one though.) Dave Livingstone on this BBS has one and will probably be able to tell you more mate.|
|No not me with the AP clutch - it was Steve Childs.|
|Dave, i thought you had the Techspeed clutch, or was it some other mod to the clutch pedal?|
It was an alternative Master clutch cylinder that TS believed would help with the gear change kit. Otherwise standard clutch.
|Cheers guys, |
AP Racing are the business when it comes to clutches and braking systems however their best off the shelf can handle 180lb/ft which may not do the job, they have talked about some bespoke potential however is very costly. They can provide some great twin plate Scooby/Evo 6/7 clutches that can handle over 400lb/ft!! Has anyone experience with Helix or another similar?
I heard that Techspeed’s clutch is AP Racing's 180Lb/ft rated version with different casing and better clutch material.
|I have a AP clutch fitted by techspeed and there is little difference between the std part and the AP I believe. It is just a straight swap.|
Maybe give the guys at Techspeed and ask them direct.
This thread was discussed between 05/07/2002 and 08/07/2002
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