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Old 09-08-2009, 04:47 PM
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clutch problems

hey guys my clutch just gave out today. I was wondering what you guys can recommend me. I want the whole set, what would be a good brand. I want good quality but not spend too much money. Can somebody recommend me something.
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Re: clutch problems

I have the Exedy stage 1... Awesome clutch for the price. I got mine on Ebay from a good store for a good price...

The store is:
http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/clubmustkara/

I also have an 8-lb Fidanza flywheel that I also got from a good Ebay store:
http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/gripforce-clutches/

I recommend both stores, they both handled me well and for a good price too.
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Re: clutch problems

thank you. hey whats the diff bettween the stage two and stage one. well their is two diff stage two idk witch one better. well i know stage two is but is it really hard to push on that clutch on the stage 2
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Re: clutch problems

Pedal pressure shouldn't vary much between all the different stages...

You really don't need anything more than OEM or Stage 1 unless you are doing some serious mods.

Generally speaking: as the stages increase, so does the clamping force of the clutch plate. What this means is that the higher the stages go, the more torque you can throw at the clutch.

I'm pretty sure OEM clutches are able to take up to 15% over the base torque of our cars. That means that an OEM clutch should safely be able to handle about 179.4 ft-lb of torque. Stock torque on a 97 H22 is 156 ft-lb, so 156+(156*.15)=179.4 ft-lb.

Stage 1 would be able to handle a little bit more (you'd have to look at manufacturers websites to find out exactly how much torque they handle over stock), I think it's up to 205 ft-lb... and as I said before, it also has a better friction surface to grab a little harder and last a little longer.

Stage 2 would handle even more, and so on. So really, there is no reason to go any higher than Stage 1 unless you are doing an aggressive NA build, boosting, etc... Basically, OEM or Stage 1 are gonna be your best bets for bang for your buck for most mods.

It is a common misconception that people think that higher stage clutches make your car faster or accelerate harder or any other such mumbo jumbo... they just clamp harder which allows them to handle more torque.

So yeah, that's what you should select your clutch based on... how much torque you plan on making (and be realistic... I highly doubt you are gonna end up adding more than 20 or 30 ft-lbs of torque over stock, unless you are going balls to the wall with your mods).

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Re: clutch problems

well thank you alot. i was thinking of doing alot of mods on the car since my engine is bran new but im going to do it lada. its two much money right now. i have to still fix my tranmissition so yeah thanx though that help me alot. one more thing i need to buy the whole kit. i mean the whole kit with the cylinder and the clutch and stuff. who ever owned the car before me ****ed it all up. should i still go through where you said. cuz i went to this website but im still looking in to it to see if it comes with everything.
http://www.raceinspired.com/showSect...ufacturerID=52
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Re: clutch problems

A (good) full clutch kit comes with the following:
Clutch disc
Clutch Pressure plate
Alignment tool
throwout bearing

Anything more than that, you are gonna have to buy separately..

I assume when you say the "cylinder", you mean the slave cylinder? You can get that at autozone for like 20 bucks. You're not gonna find a clutch kit that includes more than what I listed. Sometimes people bundle them with a flywheel, but I've never seen one bundled with hydraulics.

The website you sent me to has the same kit as the ebay store i sent you to, but it's 20 dollars cheaper through the guy on ebay:

Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EXEDY...Q5fAccessories

Raceinspired:
http://www.raceinspired.com/ps-10553...1992-2001.aspx

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Re: clutch problems

thank you for all the help.
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Re: clutch problems

hey bad mofo.. thanks for the info

im sick of hearing newbs saying "yo i got a stage 5 clutch i got madd torque now"

and its on a stock motor. lol.. and to the op, I've been running the f1racing stage 1 clutch with 11.5 flywheel.. its cheap but its been running fine with me.. just remember to give it at least 500 mile break-in period before you start ripping it up lol
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Re: clutch problems

Yes the 500 mile break in is very important. I have 400 miles on mine and I burnt it just from driving onto ramps to do my oil change. Nothing major but I could smell it.
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Re: clutch problems

Yep, remember that the material that they are made out of is similar to brake pads. They have to be broken in properly before doing any aggressive gripping.
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