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I had a very unfortunate experience with Team industries last week. I want to share my experience with everyone in hopes it can save some one from the same outcome. I had over 12k invested in an awesome Can am Maverick setup. Unfortunatly a team clutch was part of my upgrades and after only 100 miles. (Stock clutch lasted 500 miles and was perfect when I did the supposid uprade) The Team industries cluth absolutly exploded and shot a ramp ( with the nut and bolt) through the plastics and stuck in the back of the drivers seat. If it would have been 3" higher this would have gone through the hole in the seat and stabbed me in the neck. Team industries states they only recommend their clutch for stock applications. (interesting as aerocharger includes them with their kit) Team also states that they offer no warrant on their products and it is on the consumer as this is a performance product. I even spoke with Mark the plant manager and he went as far as stating that they dont even have a warranty department. I asked him were the vm for prompt #2 went as it states warranty department on their greeting, he did not have an answer for me. After hours of debating with team industries so called warranty department they will not stand behind their product or do anything for me. When the clutch exploded it took out the motor and several other parts. I am now forced to sell my maverick in pieces due to my trust in team industries. Do your self a favor and spend the extra $ on the STM primary as it could cost you everything if you dont.

Thank you for reading this post

Darren
 

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Typical cast parts.
And there is rarely a warranty on any performance parts.
Doesn't Team make the QSC primary?
 

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What really bothers me is the way they handled the situtation. I offered to send the clutch back to then so they could look at it and the response was"ypu can do what ever you want with it, its your clutch" i guess that just shows me how much they really care. image.jpg
 

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Typical cast parts.
And there is rarely a warranty on any performance parts.
Doesn't Team make the QSC primary?
QSC makes their own clutch. But they do use the cast moveable sheave and spider assembly from Team to do it. That clutch did not come from QSC. The cover is all wrong. Looks like a casting failure form what I can see in the pictures. Can happen to any cast part. Even the OEM clutches. I've seen plenty of them on snowmobiles over the years and a few ATV ones as well.

This one either came right from Team or from VFJ. Can't see the whole cover to tell for sure.
 

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I looked at mine from VFJ and had my local machinist look at it. My machinist said the 1/4x20 bolts that hold the clutch together are a very close to bottoming-out in the threads. If they did actually bottom-out, this would stress that area that broke. Not saying thats what caused this, as I'm not the expert, but I'm just sharing what I was told.
 

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I guess I won't be buying a new clutch anytime soon...too risky...
 

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Glad you are ok Dlemorande. I sure hope that is an isolated failure tho. I just installed a VFJ primary on my Outty...haven't even broken it in enough to adjust my weights yet.
 

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There are thousands of them out there. This is the first one I've seen or heard of that has done it other than a couple in initial testing. I wouldn't hesitate to run one.
 

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The main thing we don't know is what was possibly done to this clutch on install?
Impact gun, etc? who knows…..
 
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