Centerforce Debuts Dyad DS Clutches For Dodge Vipers

CF Ciper DyadNew from Centerforce – Dyad DS clutch kits for Dodge Vipers. These clutches can about 1,300 lb-ft of torque and save between 16.5-17.6 pounds over the stock clutch, and suit either stock or heavily modified Vipers. See more details below.

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Since it was introduced in the early 1992 model year, the Dodge Viper has commanded nods of respect from its admirers and pangs of fear from drivers who were blessed with anything less than stellar skills. The combination of that massive V-10 engine and an admirable lack of driver nannies have branded the Viper as something of a widow-maker. For those who own them, though, Vipers are much beloved. The Viper V-10 produces a mountain of power and torque. This can be tough on clutches. Luckily, Centerforce has solutions for all Viper generations: new multi-disc Dyad Drive System (DS) clutch kits.

The Dyad DS is engineered for both stock and aggressively modified Vipers. With a holding capacity of approximately 1,300 lb-ft, the Dyad system also shaves up to 17.6 pounds off the OE assembly (1992-2002 applications); the later kits save more than 16.5 pounds over stock. Centerforce achieves this by using its LMC aluminum pressure plate housing instead of the OE stamped-steel style.

Drivability isn’t compromised. The Dyad system uses patented Centerforce technologies to increase holding power while maintaining a light, easy to modulate pedal and almost none of the noise traditionally associated with multi-disc clutches. The aluminum pressure plate is ball-bearing actuated and has Centerforce’s signature counterweights on its fingers. As rpm increases, so does holding power, thanks to centrifugal force’s effect on the weights.

The clutch discs provide the bite. The “driven” pressure-plate-side disc has segmented organic friction material which strikes a balance between holding power, pedal modulation and longevity. This disc is driven by a paddle-style clutch disc on the flywheel side. The “drive” disc rides on the transmission’s input shaft and features a sprung hub for smooth engagement and quiet performance. The paddles have aggressive friction material to increase holding power. A positive-drive floater plate separates the clutch discs and is driven by the kit’s billet flywheel. The floater’s special spring-loaded bushings dampen sound and vibration.

Like all other Dyad DS systems, the Viper applications are fully assembled at the factory with premium ARP hardware. The assembly is factory-balanced, and each Dyad is packaged with a data sheet that lists that particularly clutch’s tested holding capacity and tolerances. No special set up or adjustments are required.

Features:

  • Engineered for stock or heavily modified Dodge Vipers
  • Holding capacity of 1,300 lb-ft of torque
  • Saves between 16.5-17.6 pounds over stock clutches

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