: Dual-Disc Clutch



pmsteinm
12-04-08, 11:04 AM
I see from the GM Media site that the new V has a "dual-disc clutch". Can anyone tell me what a dual-disc clutch is and looks like? I've had a hard time finding anything about it on the web. A picture/drawing would be awesome (or maybe the page from a service manual).

atdeneve
12-04-08, 11:21 AM
Two discs in series that act as a clutch surface, thereby allowing a smaller diameter disc to be used with comparable or greater clamping force than a larger single disc.

Hogg
12-04-08, 02:57 PM
Some pics here. From Lingenfelter
http://www.lingenfelter.com/store/dai-gt01sd.html


Allows for greater holding power with less pedal effort.

heres another
http://www.quartermax.com/details.php?prodID=1395&catID=67


peace
Hog

pmsteinm
12-05-08, 10:56 AM
So are both discs connected the the transmission input shaft? Or only one of them?

atdeneve
12-05-08, 04:38 PM
Both are connected at the same time. Remember, it's a dual disc clutch, not a dual clutch transmission.

pmsteinm
12-05-08, 06:29 PM
Makes sense. Thanks!