Clutch Industries says: why grind when you can replace?

Traditionally when a clutch kit is replaced, the flywheel must be ground to ensure the surface finish is correct.
Clutch Industries says it has surveyed workshops and found that on average, 4.5 hours of hoist time is wasted due to this process, and in addition, the trade price for a grind is on average $70 plus the delivery cost.
Financially to workshops this is a massive cost when the cost of the grind, delivery time/cost and lost hoist time is considered.
Clutch Industries say its new single mass flywheel range will revolutionise the clutch replacement process by offering a range of OE style replacement flywheels at an affordable price.
Previously, to buy an OE spec replacement flywheel there were very limited options, says Clutch Industries, which meant if a replacement flywheel was needed a workshop would have to purchase a second-hand unit from a wrecker.
Generally, the only option to buy new was through an OEM which in most cases is not stocked locally and the price can be several times more than the price of the clutch kit.
“This flywheel range will change the way a clutch replacement is done, in the same way as replacement rotors did with brakes,” Clutch Industries Senior Product Manager, David Talbot, said.
“Eventually as the range extends, replacing the flywheel will be a common practise for every clutch replacement.”
Clutch Industries say there is a multitude of reasons why you would replace a flywheel instead of grinding one, including:
• Faster installation time; less hoist time wasted.
• In most cases the price is comparable to a grind.
• Eliminates issues related to a poor grind like shudder, noise and slipping.
• Restores correct stack height, reducing the chance of disengagement issues after installation.
• Stick out from the competition; offer your customer new instead of old.

Clutch Industries says that the range currently covers around 50 percent of the common clutch kits sold (where the OE flywheel is single mass), with the range being expanding regularly.
It says the range is available in major Repco or NAPA branches, meaning “you’re able to buy everything you need to get the clutch job done in one place.”
Clutch Industries say its OE style replacement flywheels are available in the CI range which comes with a two-year or 40,000km warranty and also offers other advantages such as:
• 1045 grade steel, exceeding Australian standards.
• Manufactured by quality assured factories.
• Includes a ring-gear.
• Engineered and manufactured to OE specifications.
“We’re excited about the range and wanted to have a bit of fun by offering a promotion for customers purchasing a flywheel in the month of March from Repco or NAPA,” Clutch Industries Sales and Marketing Manager, Justin Batten, said.
“Basically, if you purchase a flywheel in the range you will go into the chance to win two virtual reality Ifly experiences which is a great way to experience skydiving while staying on the ground (or close to the ground).
“There is an Ifly location in most major cities and (the prize) is valid for three years, so you will have plenty of time to muster up the courage to give it a go.”
The competition concludes at the end of March and is a lucky draw, so the more flywheels you purchase from Repco or NAPA, the more chances you have to win.

For more information, contact your local Repco or NAPA branch or visit