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McLeod Introduces 2020 Mid- Engine Corvette C8 Transmission Frictions and Steels Kit 

ANAHEIM, CA – McLeod continues to expand their frictions and steels kits with the addition of the 2020 Chevrolet Mid-Engine Corvette C8 application. Each kit contains high performance frictions and steels for the TR-9080 DCT 8-speed. The kits are available to order now and are expected to ship in January.

The TR-9080 transmission is an eight speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) that was manufactured and developed by TREMEC for transaxle applications beginning in 2020 for the revolutionary mid-engine C8 Corvette. The TR-9080 is the first TREMEC design to incorporate the transmission, differential, and axle drive into a single package. It’s able to perform shifts in less than one thousand milliseconds. Both clutches within the TR-9080 transmission have the ability to function as launch clutches and dynamic shifting clutches which allows a driver to have uninterrupted torque and power through clutch-to-clutch shifting.

The McLeod kit provides high performance frictions and steels to provide excellent heat dissipation under heavy loads. Handling up to 1000 HP, the kit improves shift performance and provides a flawless fit with no binding. Equipped with OE steel thickness for maximum heat sink and it is made in the USA.

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McLeod Racing Named Boninfante Friction’s West Coast Supplier

ANAHEIM, CA – McLeod Racing, the leading performance clutch manufacturer, announces to be the West Coast supplier for Boninfante Friction racing products. Boninfante Friction, based outside Philadelphia, is the world leader in friction clutch manufacturing for the motorsports racing market. With a West Coast supplier available to customers, Boninfante continues to uphold quality customer service and quick turnaround times for new clutch disc and steel floater products as well as clutch unit re-certifications.

McLeod, located in Anaheim, CA, will stock various sizes of discs and floaters, clutch units, and will have the ability to recertify customers’ units. McLeod will be available to serve the west coast customers in the Nostalgia Funny Car and Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Truck Pull, Drag Boats, and NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car classes.

“We at McLeod are finally able to give what customers have been asking for years: Can we get sintered iron racing discs and steel floaters from you?” says McLeod Racing President and Nitro Funny Car racer, Paul Lee. “We are happy that our long relationship with Boninfante is expanding into the professional and professional sportsman racing categories.”

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McLeod Racing’s Paul Lee Acquires FTI Performance Converters 

ANAHEIM, CA – McLeod Racing’s President, Paul Lee, has acquired FTI Performance Converters. Through the acquisition, Lee will be working closely with FTI Performance founders, Greg & Phaedra Samuel. With the purchase and agreement of the established driveline company, Lee & Samuel plan to continue to dominate the aftermarket and racing industry with manual, torque converters, and automatic transmission drivetrain components.

FTI Performance is no stranger to the fast-paced world of racing and aftermarket. Having started in 1992 by husband and wife duo, Greg and Phaedra, FTI flourished on its innovative designs and the ability to cater to each customer’s needs when it comes to their torque converters and transmissions. The company prides itself on its customer oriented technical support, which shares the same standards as McLeod Racing.

“Being that FTI is the leader in racing automatic and torque converter technology, it is fitting to align ourselves with McLeod, the leading performance clutch manufacturer,” says Greg Samuel. “I am excited to bring even better customer service than the unprecedented service we provide with more shipping locations to better serve our valued customers. Paul Lee of McLeod shares the same passion and love of racing and family values we do here at FTI and that makes an unbeatable team.” Greg will continue his role at FTI as Chief Technology Officer.

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