July 27th 2020
Competition Clutch Releases Several Clutch Kits for 2016–20 Honda Civic Turbo & Civic Si
Competition Clutch, Inc. (CCI), available through Turn 14 Distribution, has released several clutch kits for the 1.5-liter L15B7 turbocharged DOHC inline four-cylinder engine and 6-speed transmission used in the 2016–20 Honda Civic Turbo and Civic Si.
CCI’s new clutch kits for the Honda L15B7 include all components for installation: pressure plate, clutch disc, lightweight or ultra-lightweight flywheel, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, alignment tool, pressure plate bolts, crankshaft bolts, and Loctite. The dimensions are upgraded from the OE 230mm assembly to 240mm to replicate the FK8 Type R clutch. The increased surface area provides a clutch with smoother engagement and 136 percent more torque-handling capacity over the original equipment unit.
There are four CCI clutch kits available for this application; see kit specifications below. The pressure plate’s diaphragm fingers are heat-treated for increased clamping force—60 percent higher than stock—consistent pedal feel, and a slight increase in clutch pedal pressure. Clutch kits and flywheels are proprietary to each other.
The Competition Clutch Street clutch kit features a 22-pound lightweight billet steel flywheel. This clutch holds up to 425 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, offers smooth engagement at low engine speeds, and provides improved shift speed and drivability in performance situations.
The Race clutch kit utilizes an ultra-light 17-pound billet steel flywheel to improve engine acceleration under power and allow optimal shifting speeds. The Race clutch kit is rated to hold up to 596 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which is a 231 percent increase in holding power over the stock clutch.
2100 Series Stage 2 clutches employ an organic disc with steel-backed lining to provide increased burst strength and higher heat resistance. The 2600 Series Stage 3 clutches offer an 8-puck segmented ceramic disc to further improve heat resistance and ease of engagement under demanding conditions.