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Clutches and Brakes - Tips and How-To's For Our Customers

At Phoenix Friction Products, we are constantly striving to give our customers the ability to make informed purchasing decisions as well as offering world class technical support. Please see the articles below for additional information on topics often discussed with our customers. If you have any suggestions for additional topics, please let us know.

» Brake Pad and Rotor Bed-In Procedures

Proper brake pad bedding ensures maximum performance and long-lasting brake pads. Be sure to study this article closely before installing your new pads. » Read More

» Brake Pad Wear Patterns: Cause and Solution

The specific wear pattern of your brake pads can tell you quite a bit about what's going on with your braking system. Here's a quick rundown of common patterns and what they mean. » Read More

» How to choose a Clutch Kit for your Car or Pickup

Choosing the right clutch for your vehicle isn't always straightforward, especially if your vehicle is modified or if you're a commercial user. Here's our advice for choosing the best clutch for your ride. » Read More

» Clutch Kit Torque Capacity Ratings Explained

Deciphering a clutch kit's torque capacity rating isn't necessarily as straight-forward as it seems. Be sure to read this article before you buy. » Read More

» Net Horsepower Effect of Various Performance Upgrades on Dodge/Ram 2500 and 3500, 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins Diesel, and Clutch Kit Options

It's easier than ever to increase the power of a late-model Cummins, but it's not always easy to find a clutch that can manage the extra 'oomph.' Here's a rundown of your clutch kit options for various Cummins power upgrades. » Read More

» Net Horsepower Effect of Various Performance Upgrades on Ford F250, F350, F450, and F550 Super Duty with 7.3L Diesel, and Clutch Kits Options

If you're rolling down in the road in a modified Powerstroke Super Duty, odds are good you need an upgraded clutch. Here's our advice on choosing the best option. » Read More

» What To Do About Transmission Gear Rattle (aka Gear Roll Over) After Installing a Solid Flywheel Conversion Kit

Does it sound like there's a jar of marbles connected to your gear shift? If so, you've got 'gear roll over,' and it's nothing to be concerned about. Still, if you don't like the noise, there are some things you can do. » Read More

» How to bleed Slave Cylinders without Bleed Screws

A clever solution to a difficult problem. They don't call us "the clutch experts" for nothin'. » Read More

» Service Procedures for Hydraulic Clutch Release Systems

Tips and advice for properly servicing your hydraulic clutch system. » Read More

» 10 Tips For Driving a Vehicle With A Heavy Duty Clutch

If you're new to driving a vehicle with a heavy duty clutch, we've compiled some tips and tricks to make life a little better. Check it out. » Read More