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PITTSBURGH POWER

THE LIPE CLUTCH [Lipe 15" clu]

This clutch is available rated at 2500 ft/lbs. and can hold up to 3000 ft/lbs without modification, 4000ft/lbs modified clutches are available for specialized heavy hauling and competition sled pulling

The Lipe clutch is designed with straight springs to provide more force directly to the pressure plate

Engages smoothly for a clutch of this size and Works with your factory flywheel and input shaft

A great running performance engine deserves a GREAT clutch. The amount of torque we are able to produce with today's engines far exceeds the 2050-foot pounds of torque clutches that are available today. Those of you who were trucking back in the 1970's might remember a clutch called the LIPE CLUTCH? Well this was a great clutch, so great that it was bought out by Eaton to never again be manufactured. The rights were recently purchased back from Eaton to manufacture the LIPE CLUTCH and now the semi truck pullers problems are over! We now have a stock clutch, rated at 2500 foot-pounds of torque that will hold 2800 to 3000 ft. lbs. of torque. What a great clutch assembly this will be for the heavy haulers! The leavers that disengage the pressure plate on the Lipe Clutch have needle bearings so the effort is minimal and it's very smooth through its entire movement. A stock clutch only disengages about .070 and the Lipe disengages .100 to allow for smoother shifting especially when you are parked and want to put the transmission in gear. Eaton Clutches have their springs on an angle, which push on the inner diameter of the pressure plate whereas the Lipe has it's springs vertical to the pressure plate and the springs push on the outer diameter of the pressure plate. The vertical springs allow for more clamping force than the angle springs of the Eaton. Modified clutches are available with ratings up to 4000ft/lbs for specialized heavy hauling and sled pulling competition. The Lipe clutch is designed with straight angled springs to provide more force directly to the pressure plate smoothly. The Lipe clutch works with your factory flywheel and input shaft.