Join Date: May 2009
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Sorry. The "clamping force" referred to that provided by the heavy duty pressure plate that is usually a part of a puck-disc package. You do have such an extra performance PP, do you not? If not, there is part of your problem off the top.
Puck-discs are not suitable for street use because of the stop-and-go nature of the operation. This is when the substantial reduction in friction facing becomes a problem, even for the most skilled driver. Add a hot motor and a heavy foot, and clutch life becomes a crap shoot.
The reduced friction facing makes a puck clutch pretty much an "on or off" situation with little in between. Unless one is particularly skilled at full engagement on a rising throttle from idle, getting off from rest, even on level, becomes a messy exercise in slippage. Toasted clutch, coming right up.
Philosophical Sidebar: One might observe that there is a difference between driving "hard" and driving "fast". The first punishes the car, the second punishes the driver's license. Is either really appropriate on the street?
$.02 from the peanut gallery.
PS: If the PP and FW are blue, you might want to rethink your techniques.