Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
The clutch is installed on vehicles with a manual transmission. The set consists of a large cast iron disc (casing or basket), a second driven disc with release springs, and a friction clutch. The unit allows, with the engine flywheel rotating, to temporarily disconnect the motor from the box in order to change gear up or down. If the pads are worn out, then it is enough to update only the squeeze device, but when the basket is worn out, it is necessary to replace the entire assembly. We present a rating of the best manufacturers of clutch kits, which will help you choose the best price and quality. TOP-7 is based on reviews of masters and buyers, as well as product features.
Rating of the best manufacturers of clutch kits
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In the first place of the rating, we placed a 'young' manufacturer, which quickly gained high popularity. Бренд Hola зарегистрирован в Нидерландах и появился в 2004 г. Его владельцем является группа H&H Group. Now the enterprise has grown to 15 factories in several countries of the world. All production of auto parts and kits is carried out in accordance with ISO TS 16949. Initially, the goods were produced for those brands of cars that are used in Eastern Europe. The manufacturer has gained a positive reputation, and its prices are relatively affordable. Drivers in the reviews like that the clutch design is carefully thought out, therefore, with a sharp jerk of the engine, the box is protected from impact. There is also no pressure ring on leashes, which regularly comes off on other models.
We ranked the manufacturer as their clutch kits are the softest to work with. The driver does not have to strain the leg to squeeze out, which reduces fatigue when driving in city mode. If you are a supporter of increased control comfort, then take a closer look at the set of this manufacturer.
- high protection against corrosion;
- excellent strength of the components;
- protection of the box from impact;
- goods for domestic and imported car brands;
- even a mounting rail is included.
- sometimes there is a marriage – the transmissions may not be included;
- at first, the body vibrates strongly, while the discs rub in.
The second position of the rating is given to the French manufacturer Valeo. This company was formed in 1923 and is now the largest supplier of auto parts. Its name is translated from Latin as 'to be healthy', which well reflects the company's philosophy – taking care of the health of your car. Clutch kits from this manufacturer are sold in branded green packaging, perfect for shipping by logistics companies. The average service life of the kit is 100,000 km, but there have been cases when the unit has nursed up to 200,000 km. The cost of goods is high, but this is justified by smooth operation without failures. Feedback from drivers shows that the clutch kit of this company has increased thermal stability – in the heat you will never hear its smell.
According to our experts, the manufacturer deserves to participate in the rating due to the release of clutch kits with a torque reserve. For example, if a product has an indicator of 6000 rpm, then in fact it will withstand up to 8000 rpm. Such a stock of 30% is relevant for those who are looking for a set for a car with a forced engine. The clutch will allow not only to start abruptly, but also to drive for a long time at a speed of 150-170 km / h.
- materials are resistant to abrasion and high temperatures;
- increased reliability of the unit;
- the assortment contains products for any model, including Matiz;
- comfortable to work with the release device.
- high price;
- difficult to install on your own;
- there are many fakes on the market.
The honorable third place in the rating was given to the Turkish manufacturer Kraft Tech. The brand is relatively 'young', but quickly caught on in the Russian market due to its affordable cost. Transmission kits come in yellow-gray tight boxes and are well suited for shipping by logistics companies. The company has implemented a management system in accordance with ISO 9001. In Russia, the friction clutches of this company are certified in accordance with the requirements of the State Standard of the Russian Federation. The catalog contains transmission elements for 70 car models. Customers in the reviews love that each clutch has a personalized test number. They do not try to counterfeit the goods of a young manufacturer, so you can safely buy a kit both on the market and in the online store.
We have included the manufacturer in the rating of the best because of the optimal ratio of price and quality. 82% of customer reviews are positive. This is the case when you want to install a proven kit, but you don't have enough money to buy a clutch from a famous brand (Valeo, LUK). You can also get the products of this manufacturer in almost any city and you do not have to wait several weeks for delivery by mail.
- moderately soft work;
- huge assortment;
- tight packing;
- the product is accompanied by a guarantee;
- easy to buy at most auto dealerships.
- sometimes the speed is slowly picked up with increasing engine speed (the clutch slips);
- vibrations may occur when the pedal is depressed.
Our rating is continued by the manufacturer LUK, whose white-yellow packaging is known all over the world. The quality of the clutch kit of this brand is on par with the French Valeo. If we compare the transmission elements of this manufacturer with others, then clear design advantages are visible. For example, the basket has narrow petals, resulting in much more of them than the competitor's clutch, making it easier to squeeze. This technology also reduces the stress on the cable and fork. The life of the release bearing is significantly increased. The advantages of the friction clutch include reinforced springs, which provide tight contact and less wear on the linings. Masters with service stations in reviews praise the product for abundant lubrication in a bearing that does not require additional maintenance.
We put the manufacturer in the rating, because its kits are so high quality that they are purchased by car factories and are initially installed on some car brands. Although the cost of the clutch is high, it is half as much if you buy the original one (with the AUDI logo or BMW), and they will be the same by the source of assembly. In reviews, 90% of owners praise the kits for their reliability and a guaranteed service life of 125,000 km.
- reliable, durable materials;
- smooth starting off;
- assortment for cars of European and Asian production;
- clear inclusion of gears;
- supplied to stock car factories.
- high price;
- a lot of fakes;
- sometimes whole groups of articles are discontinued;
- there are plastic elements in the design (on the clutch release).
In fifth place in the ranking is the German manufacturer SACHS. The history of the company began in 1897. Now the company produces clutch kits, shock absorbers, input shaft bearings, anthers, cables, hydraulic cylinders. In 1997, the manufacturer was the exclusive supplier of Formula 1 parts. After the company was acquired by the concern ZF, it began to produce parts for 80% of German cars. A distinctive feature of clutch kits from this manufacturer is that when starting off, they 'grab' earlier – you do not need to keep your foot in tension for a long time, gradually releasing the pedal. Buyers in the reviews are satisfied with the geometry of the clutch basket and the flatness of the disc, due to which the transmission of torque to the box occurs evenly around the entire circumference.
The manufacturer was added by us to the rating because it tries very hard to protect its products from counterfeiting. The clutch kit is packaged in a branded blue box with a hologram. On the disc itself, the brand inscriptions are applied (on the release bearing they are placed directly on the metal and cannot be erased), and there is also a serial number of the part indicated on the friction pad. Thanks to this, you can not only identify the original, but also make sure that the product was not in use.
- high level of structural reliability;
- smooth transmission of torque;
- triggered by low pedal release;
- smooth surface of the linings;
- special paper in the box to prevent disc corrosion during storage.
- high price;
- weak protection against counterfeiting (only country lettering and sticker).
Next in our ranking is AMD. Although its name is consonant with a well-known manufacturer of processors for computers, but in the auto industry it is a different brand. The company was created by Asian carmakers to produce original spare parts for their car brands. Among the assortment of goods there are: elements of the fuel system, shock absorbers, rollers, bearings, air conditioners, filters, clutch in sets and separately. In total, the catalog contains 30 trade groups. Buyers love that it is possible to order parts directly from the official website, avoiding intermediaries in the form of dealers or retail auto shops. On the Internet, you can find a variety of reviews about the manufacturer. Since this is partly a packer, the inside of the box might contain a quality part made in South Korea, or maybe a cheap part made in China.
We recommend that when buying clutch kits from this manufacturer, pay attention not to the box, but to the contents (engraved inscriptions of the country of origin, brand name on the disc itself). Then you will get a quality Korean kit at an affordable price. Thus, you can find original parts for GM, Hyundai, Kia, SsangYoung, for which the manufacturer is listed in the rating.
- no extraneous sounds in the work;
- clear inclusion of gears;
- correct basket and disc geometry;
- affordable price;
- can be ordered directly on the official website.
- some factories are not in Korea, but in China;
- there can be good and bad kits in the same boxes.
Our rating is completed by an international project, which includes manufacturers from Turkey, USA, Bulgaria and Spain. Although the production uses imported equipment and technologies, the assembly site itself is located only in Turkey, so the brand is often referred to as 'Turkish'. The activity started in 2005, when Artiga signed an agreement with an independent German clutch manufacturer to attract additional partners. Now the scope of the concern has reached an international level. The company's catalog contains 7000 parts, 2000 of which are ready-made clutch kits. Pneumatic hydraulic boosters, flywheels, pressure discs, driven discs, and drives are produced separately. In the reviews, buyers are satisfied with the affordable price of the goods.
We have added the manufacturer to the rating due to the large number of clutches for commercial vehicles. Here you can buy this unit for heavy and light trucks, buses, tractors, and even combines. If you have a 'GAZelle' or 'UAZ', then you can easily select your version here at an affordable price.
- durable clutch basket;
- affordable price;
- soft work;
- high-quality packaging;
- branded inscriptions on the friction linings.
- weak materials of the clutch disc – wears out quickly;
- friction linings fly off or dangle on rivets;
- damper springs break;
- the clutch release may begin to whistle.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.