RTS Performance Clutch Kit Ford Fiesta ST 180/200 – Twin Friction/5 Paddle/HD Organic – RTS-0180
RTS unique “Twin Friction” (drive plate) has been developed using a unique flywheel side friction material whilst adopting a segmented pressure plate face. The aramid friction exhibits 50% less wear than a conventional drive plate friction material.
This material also reduces the effects of fade. Fade is the decline in the clutch system’s ability to transmit torque as operating temperatures increases. These features in combination with the previously mentioned micro-structure of spheroidal casting and ER2 technology allows the clutch kit to dissipate heat far more effectively, allowing the clutch to run cooler for longer. RTS kit has been designed with a higher clamp load enabling the clutch system to transmit 60% more torque over the standard clutch kit and is suitable for every day driving, fast road and track/circuit racing whilst maintaining user-friendly driving experience. RTS Twin Friction kit has been designed with a higher clamp load allowing.
RTSHD-0180 (Organic) has been designed and manufactured to significantly exceed the original clutch system whilst also maintaining OE pedal effort, thus delivering a torque capacity of 365 lbs/ft of torque.
RTSTF-0180 (Twin friction) has been designed and manufactured to significantly exceed the original clutch system whilst also maintaining OE pedal effort, thus delivering a torque capacity of 395 lbs/ft of torque.
RTSPC-0180 (5 paddle) has been designed and manufactured to significantly exceed the original clutch system whilst also maintaining OE pedal. effort, thus delivering a torque capacity of 420 lbs/ft of torque.
Suitable for the following manual vehicles
- Ford Fiesta ST180
- Ford Fiesta ST200
RTS Performance Useful Information
Choosing the right Clutch/Friction Setup
Hybrid Technology (HT) friction clutch plates utilize a Raybestos® or ABEX Powertrain proprietary HD friction material and a unique groove pattern to reduce stresses during shifts to keep the components cooler, improve performance and extend the life of every rebuild. HT frictions seamlessly combine the fluid flow dynamics of a segmented friction lining with the strength and durability of a full friction ring to exceed OE expectations.
Hybrid Technology Advantages
- Better-than-OE resistance to extreme heat caused by high-energy loading.
- Smooth shifts and stable performance with no sliding, bumping or chattering.
- Higher torque capacity than conventional high energy materials.
- Low material compression, a critical factor in maintaining piston travel.
- Tight production tolerances for fast, hassle-free installation.
- Excellent distribution of pressure evenly through the clutch.
- Longer clutch and transmission life after rebuild.
RTS Performance Warranty
From 01/12/2019 RTS Europe Ltd will not be accepting any returns of Twin friction Self Adjusting Clutch applications unless proof of the correct SAC alignment tool has been used. (Part no. 400 0237 10)
RTS Europe do not recommend any RTS Twin Friction Clutch kits be installed to a used or old Dual-mass Flywheel (DMF) or Single-mass Flywheel (SMF). Any Twin Friction SAC not installed to a new Flywheel voids any return warranty.