4Terrain Heavy Duty
4Terrain Heavy Duty is a tough, no-nonsense clutch upgrade designed for hardworking vehicles. Engineered to handle high torque loads it leaves standard specification clutches behind.
The system has been engineered for the following uses that need higher than original torque capacity:
High weight loads
4Terrain Heavy Duty delivers an increase in torque capacity through the patented ER2 heavy duty cover assembly. This system features an increased clamp load of on average 20% higher than OE. The system also gains torque capacity from the Spheroidal Graphite Iron (SG Iron) ER2 grooved pressure plate. This groove has been specifically designed to increase the Mean Effective Radius of the pressure plate and assist in heat removal. The increase in the Mean Effective Radius of the cover
The 4Terrain Heavy Duty Clutch system is built to endure the rugged demands of workhorse vehicles. It’s a logical choice for anyone who demands relentless reliability.
4T Ultimate with Patented* ER² Groove Design has many features which make the product distinctly new. It is comprised of a cover assembly, clutch disc and release bearing (Some kits also include a solid replacement flywheel or DMR). The cover assembly incorporates a premium corrosion resistant surface finish, which exhibits excellent resistance to oxidation over a prolonged period. In addition, the clutch pressure plate incorporates 4T Ultimate’s exclusive ER2 design technology.
The cover assembly’s pressure plate is manufactured from Spheroidal Graphite casting material and has a yield strength some 300% higher than standard castings. The material’s microstructure also improves heat dispersion. The cover assembly incorporates greater clamp load than a standard cover assembly. This translates to more torque capacity. The kit’s clutch disc has a unique flywheel side friction material. The Aramid friction material exhibits 50% less wear than a conventional clutch disc’s friction material. This material also reduces the effects of clutch fade. Fade is the decline in the clutch system’s ability to transmit torque as operating temperatures increase.
These features in combination with the previously mentioned microstructure of spheroidal graphite casting and ER2 Technology allows the clutch kit to dissipate heat far more effectively, allowing the clutch to run cooler for longer.
It also means that the clutch system is capable of transmitting greater than 60% more torque than a standard Clutch Kit making it suitable for demanding conditions. This overall Torque Capacity increase has been achieved by higher Clamp Loads, increased Mean Effective Radius of the pressure plate, better cooling and higher coefficient of friction materials on the clutch disc.
The Patented* pressure plate with ER² grooves are precision machined with CAD/CAM technology. The design enhances the performance in 2 ways. Firstly, it increases the torque capacity of the cover assembly and secondly it assists with cooling which in-turn enables the friction material to operate at lower temperatures and therefore at a higher coefficient of friction. Again, this enhances the torque capacity of the clutch.