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I have a 1998 Prelude, and I need to replace the clutch. In terms of reliability and performance, not to mention price, what type of clutch would you suggest? Also, I have heard that as long as I am replacing the clutch, I mine as well throw on a new rear main seal (my car is leaking a little bit of oil). Are there any other cheap and quick fixes that I mine as well do while I'm taking out the tranny? Thank you!
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

Depending on what your doing with your car. If your cars going to be all stock. I'd say stick with something like a Stage 1 Exedy clutch. If you prefer, go for the Stage 2 Exedy clutch and a light flywheel if needed to be replace. I've heard nothing but good things from the company. I currently have a Stage 2 Bully clutch and I love it. It was recommended by my mechanic.
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

My car will mainly be all stock. Possibly an aftermarket air intake system and exhaust. Thanks! Any cheap quick fixes you could think of?
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

I agree, go with exedy. Stage1 or stage2 doesnt make much of a difference, but for the same price go with stage2, comes with a fidanza lightweight flywheel that should last a while as long as you dont slam into gears and drive like your mr. super racecar driver like i do :)
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

I'd say jump for stage 2 then if you have intake and exhaust. Won't do anything really but it's got a nice firm clutch. Nothing over Stage 2. That's when prices pretty much double and it's double plated... or something fancy.
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

Stage 1, no one needs stage 2 on the street. Stage one was made for street tuners and stage 2 is meant for something like 70% track time. But I would recommend the lightweight flywheel. Exedy FTW!
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

Stage 2 should be fine...

@chabit15: They say that the clutch is recommended for 70% track time, but my short ram intake was also sold as ''FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY", its just a selling point.
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

here. my buddy did a good write up about clutches...
How to Choose your Clutch - Preludepower.com
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

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Depending on what your doing with your car. If your cars going to be all stock. I'd say stick with something like a Stage 1 Exedy clutch. If you prefer, go for the Stage 2 Exedy clutch and a light flywheel if needed to be replace. I've heard nothing but good things from the company. I currently have a Stage 2 Bully clutch and I love it. It was recommended by my mechanic.
I'm also thinking of going stage 2 ...how's the clutch feel with your stage 2 andlight flywheel I drive my car a lot. Its my daily driver so I need something alittle comfortable but still good enough to handle some fun
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

Okay, so I've done a little bit or research on clutches, and decided an organic clutch is what I need most, as well as Exedy. I was wondering if Exedy clutches are organic, or how to find out? Also, it seems that clutch kits range from 300-500 dollars. However, I found this: Amazon.com: EXEDY KHC03 OEM Replacement Clutch Kit: Automotive.

It seems legit, but just want to make sure ya'll agree this is what I need. Thanks again!
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Okay, so I've done a little bit or research on clutches, and decided an organic clutch is what I need most, as well as Exedy. I was wondering if Exedy clutches are organic, or how to find out? Also, it seems that clutch kits range from 300-500 dollars. However, I found this: Amazon.com: EXEDY KHC03 OEM Replacement Clutch Kit: Automotive.

It seems legit, but just want to make sure ya'll agree this is what I need. Thanks again!
From what I remember. Stage 1 are organic clutch. Stage 2 are Kevlar?
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I'm also thinking of going stage 2 ...how's the clutch feel with your stage 2 andlight flywheel I drive my car a lot. Its my daily driver so I need something alittle comfortable but still good enough to handle some fun
I believe there are 3 different exedy light flywheels. One is 11 pounds, one is 8, and the other is like 7 and half because it's thinner. The stock is near 20lbs from what I remember. You'll notice that when you let go of the gas, your car will still stay in that rpm since it's so light. It doesn't give too much jerkiness as well, but when your driving slow. Your car will keep hoping because it just wants to go.
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Re: Replacing Clutch, need suggestions.

any one know of a good place to buy the exedy clutch and flywheel, is the flywheel also exedy brand or what kind of brand would be good
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