Keep your Mazda Under Tight Rein With World-standard Clutch Disc

By: Anthony Fontanelle

A key component of the transmission system installed on a Mazda is a mechanism called the clutch assembly. It is used to transmit rotation from the engine to the drive wheels, and can be engaged and disengaged on the fly to provide drivers a tight rein of the car. Essentially, the Mazda clutch kit enables engine motion to be transferred to the drive wheels through the transmission's gear system. A manual transmission contains cogs that have matching teeth called dog teeth for selecting gears. Thus, the rotation speeds of the two parts must be synchronized for engagement.

The process of speed matching is achieved by a secondary clutch called the Mazda clutch disc, a device that uses frictional contact to run the gear teeth at the same speed, and a locking mechanism called a blocker ring to prevent engagement of the teeth (full movement of the shift lever into gear) until the speeds are properly calibrated. The is categorized as per car types, with the majority of them composed of one or more friction discs pressed tightly together or against a flywheel through a network of springs or a ball bearing diaphragm. Mazda trucks and muscle cars generally use a clutch disc with a ceramic friction material to equip their car with an increased-traction clutch assembly, while most sedans use a high-traction performance clutch disc that allows for quick shifting.

In addition, various Mazda models are fitted with two-clutch Mazda discs for better shifting. The asbestos surface finish of the Mazda Clutch Disc enhances the grip between the flywheel and the disc, equipping the car with a car handling that is up to specs with the power production of the Mazda engine. Available in replaceable asbestos and ceramic friction compound linings, the Mazda clutch discs are designed to give faster and harder launches and quicker shifts, while putting up an improved venting system at the clutch assembly for an efficient heat dispersion. They are typically made from heat-treated materials to make the Mazda clutch assembly better suited in the high thermal condition of clutch applications.

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