Since the 1960s, Aussies have loved packing up the caravan and hitting the open road to explore our great country

EXEDY Senior Product Manager, Mark Davis, says it is vitally important to set up the vehicle to ensure it is ready to cope with the load that towing places on a vehicle’s drivetrain.
“Clutch failure can spell the end of an enjoyable trip and leave you stranded miles from help, so it is important not to skimp on quality for this vital component,” Mark said.
Starting with the basics, the function of the clutch is to transmit torque from the engine to the wheels via the transmission and to disconnect the power to allow gear shifting and the vehicle to stop.
If you plan on towing, Mark says Exedy’s Safari Tuff is an excellent upgrade guaranteed to give you peace of mind and outstanding performance.
“The Exedy Safari Tuff clutch range has been purposely engineered to meet the extra demands that towing and four-wheel driving place on the drivetrain,” Mark said.
“Our Safari Tuff Kit features a high-quality clutch disc with premium grade friction materials and in most cases upgraded damper springs.”
The engineered cover assembly boasts a minimum 25 percent increase in clamp load compared to standard fitments.
The Exedy Safari Tuff Clutch Kit also features an anodised cover pressing to limit corrosion, spheroidal graphite anti burst pressure plate casting and, in most cases, additional drive straps. 
“Designed and assembled in Exedy’s Australian facility using quality components from our Japanese factories, the Safari Extra Tuff clutch kit includes a clutch disc with improved damper springs and high coefficient friction material; coupled with an upgraded Safari Tuff clutch cover resulting in the highest clamping force in the Exedy range,” Mark said.
Importantly, all Safari Extra Tuff clutch kits also come with an alignment tool, spigot bearing and grease satchel, so you have all the tools you need to do the job.
To date, Exedy has released Safari Tuff Heavy duty clutch kits for Toyota Landcruiser, Hilux and Prado applications as well as Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Triton and Holden Colorado. More applications are being developed continuously.

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