- Second Gear
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I have never used a disk with no hub springs in my competition Elan.
The standard disk has a wavy spring arrangement also between the two friction faces which enables the faces to be squeezed together by the pressure plate and give a smoother take up. The disks I use in competition have this replaced with a solid disk between the friction faces which are bonded and rivetted to it. This produces a clutch disk that is stronger and with quicker take up. Still quite drivable on the road though.
I have never had any problems with the hub springs between the disk and the splined hub and would see no need to remove those. If you also have removed the donuts you have nothing specifically designed to absorb shocks in the drive train so you may find other problems created by those shock loads between the rear wheels and engine.
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