SEMA 2007: ENDLESS APPLICATION POTENTIAL!

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Carbonetic is an offshoot of Across, which produces carbon-carbon composites using a patented method. The translation is that since they can make nearly anything out of carbon-carbon, they can also produce a series of clutches, limited slip differentials, and brake pads using the same stuff. What impressed us the most was the multiplate clutch setup. The usually heavy steel floater center plate discs in carbon-carbon weigh almost nothing. Picking one up makes for a hand does not believe the eye kind of thing. Carbonetic also has a line of single plate street clutches using sprung hubs and carbon composite for the under 500 horsepower cars out in the garage or driveway. [Carbonetic]

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Comrade Teargaskov

Also, who has a clutch anymore? Sniffle.

I can't believe Mr. Bumbeck missed the obvious, "LSD in Vegas" joke. Ahem:

"Picking one up makes for a hand does not believe the eye kind of thing. For other 'hand does not believe eye' fun, try their LSD"