Dual Mass Flywheels
A Dual Mass Flywheel consists of two solid flywheels combined into one, with large damping springs mounted sideways between them to provide increased vibration control and eliminate excessive gear rattle for a smoother clutch engagement and operation than a conventional clutch system with a solid flywheel could. The OE manufacturers have embraced this technology, originally for diesel powered vehicles where the need was greatest, but now for gas powered vehicles too. Today there are over 60 vehicles using this technology on Asian, European and Domestic applications.
Why convert to a solid flywheel setup?
Many of the OE applications using Dual Mass Flywheel technology are low cost vehicles such as the Ford Focus, VW Beetle, and numerous Hyundai applications. When these Flywheels fail, the high cost of replacement can be a major expense in relation to the value of the vehicle. Recognizing this dilemma, Valeo developed new damper technology that resulted in a low cost conventional clutch system with a solid flywheel that matches the performance of the Dual Mass Flywheel system. These new Clutch Kits, called Conversion or 4 Piece Kits are available for many light vehicle applications now with more on the way. The key to the technology is the patented long travel damper design of the clutch disc assembly which permits increased rotational damping for a given torque. This robust design gives the Valeo Conversion Kit performance equivalent to that of the Dual Mass Flywheel system at a fraction of the cost.
|OE Part #||52405615|
|Manufacturer Part #||52405615|