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Powertrain Parts Guide 2016

All that power will be for nothing if you can’t get it to the ground – here are a few parts to consider for maximum energy transfer

Aug 17, 2016
Photographer: Bob Hernandez

When we say we’re looking to hook up, we’re not talking about a search for our next sexual conquest but rather our mission to get all the power from our engine to the ground. Below are a few parts to contemplate when it’s time to start thinking about upgrading the engine and drivetrain for optimal power transfer.

Whether you're building an old-school Honda or a brand new model, SPEC has the performance clutch and flywheel to suit your needs. Manufactured in house, their clutch kits are available in seven single disc and four multi-disc stages and can hold up to 1,400 lbs.-ft. of torque. Depending on the stage you choose, disc materials range from high performance organic to SPEC's newest Super Carbon material. You can also opt for additional load upgrades and an aluminum pressure plate for a completely custom package.

MSRP: $299 - $2,999

SPEC Carbon Kit Photo 2/7   |   SPEC Carbon Kit

Energy Suspension’s Hyper-Flex polyurethane motor mount inserts for ’88 through ’05 Hondas are engineered to reinforce OE rubber motor mounts to eliminate excessive engine and drivetrain movement. The unwanted movement reduces wheel hop resulting in more power and control to the ground. The inserts also increase the longevity of the rubber mount. The inserts are designed for a quick and easy install and are available for most Civics, Accords, Preludes, and del Sols.

MSRP: $24 - $70

Energy Suspension Hyper Flex polyurethane motor mount inserts Photo 3/7   |   Energy Suspension Hyper Flex Polyurethane Motor Mount Inserts

The new Competition Clutch 8090-ST kit made for the Honda K-Series is the perfect clutch for sport and daily driving use. The disc size has been increased from 212mm to 230mm and the plate load has gone from 1,700 to 2,200lbs. A redesigned bearing provides a consistent pedal feel and smooth load transfers between engagements. The included flywheel has a new design that works seamlessly with the factory ECU and avoids disabling the misfire detection. Like all of Competition Clutch’s kits, an alignment tool, pilot bushing, and throwout bearing are included. Stage 2 uses an organic sprung disc while the Stage 3 kit uses a segmented ceramic sprung disc.

MSRP: $749 - $764

Competition Clutch 8090 ST Photo 4/7   |   Competition Clutch 8090 ST

The Technical Trax Advance 1.5-way limited slip differential for AP1/AP2 S2000 features a high quality clutch disc for an even distribution of torque and predictable lock, especially under acceleration. The 1.5 way has a reduced lock during deceleration that complements the S2000’s neutral handling characteristics and even weight distribution.

MSRP: $990

Tomei Technical Trax Advance S2000 Photo 5/7   |   Tomei Technical Trax Advance S2000

The OS Giken twin plate cutch for the K20 powered Acura RSX/Honda Integra is a complete package that’s ideal for track use. The kit includes a clutch and flywheel with two 184mm full-faced disks, which greatly increases engine response and heat dissipation. It also allows for easy clutch modulation and increased drivability versus the on/off clutch feel of a “puck” style clutch. It also features numerous heat-treated items, including the billet center hub. Since the clutch and flywheel assembly weigh in at 21.9lbs, you’ll also be shaving some weight.

MSRP: $1,690

OS Giken K20 Photo 6/7   |   OS Giken K20

From the entry level Street Tuner clutch kit to the high horsepower Mag Force kit, McLeod Racing’s Supremacy line has the right clutch for every build. Regardless of which model you choose, you’re getting a high quality pressure plate and disc. New applications include B, D, H and K, along with many other popular Honda platforms.

MSRP: Starting at $260

McLeod Racing Supremacy Photo 7/7   |   Mcleod Racing Supremacy
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