'My new briliant Aussie-engineered Mantic clutch for my Whipple'd 2SS'
So my clutch had started sticking recently ... I flushed the brakes and clutch and it improved, however I had the same problem back in Australia with my cammed 500rwhp Holden SSV Commodore (Pontiac G8 GT) and know it is only a matter of time until the clutch needs replacing.
So the first company I thought of was some guys I met at SEMA called Mantic. Being an Aussie, the commodore racing car they had on their booth caught my eye ... and when I got talking with them found out they had just started bringing their products to the US. The kits look brilliant .... really well engineered and made. As a point of showing how good they are, they go to the effort of shipping them in either in a wooden crate or an aluminum flight case.
So I got on line and started researching them and was REALLY impressed with their technology ... so I emailed their Australian office and they put me on to Tim their local distributor.
As a coincidence, I mentioned to Tim that Ryne Cunningham would be fitting the clutch for me, and he said that a customer of CMS had recently fitted a twin-plate Mantic in their Z06. So I asked the guys at CMS what they thought and they said they were really, really impressed with the clutch kit and had no hesitation in recommending Mantic.
I've gone for a Mantic Street with ER2 ... a single plate clutch kit that comes with pressure plate, clutch plate, flywheel and thrust bearings and spacers and has an MSRP of only $795. The grooved pressure plate provides better grip, while the design increases capable torque by 60% over a standard clutch. The design also drastically reduces temperature. It will be more than adequate to handle my hp and torque and still retain total drive-ability of a standard clutch.
I'll attach some pics and also a link to their website ... and then when I get it installed in a couple of weeks I'll come back and give and update with some more pics and video.
They also have track-designed twin and triple disk kits available too. Mantic Performance Clutches
Here's the clutch I've gone for: Mantic Performance Clutches
Look at how well put together the kit is:
Check out the grooved pressure plate:
2011 2SS, 732rwhp 644 rwtq, STRUT, PFAFF, Whipple, CMS, Borla, Mahle, Manley CompCams, ARP, Melling, Innovators West, ADM, RX, CAI, Mantic, Hurst, Eibach, Whiteline, AutoMeter.