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#1 dmdvzla

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

Hello Guys, I would like to know what is your recommendation for a clutch?
What brand is good quality?
I do not run big Horsepower, so no need for very high performance ones.
I would like for something long lasting and that has the same soft feel to the pedal as the original equipment.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:50 PM

I install a new stage 2 ACT clutch with 88 transmission with a resurface stock 240 flywheel
Very happy - lots of power and no problems with over 1,000 miles driven

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:16 AM

View Postlionking, on 13 March 2019 - 09:50 PM, said:

I install a new stage 2 ACT clutch with 88 transmission with a resurface stock 240 flywheel
Very happy - lots of power and no problems with over 1,000 miles driven

Would you mind sharing where you purchased it from and the cost?

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:05 AM

How about EXEDY? Any good?

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:27 AM

Cost was $480 and I don't know about EXEDY.

You must have 88 or 89 flywheel for this clutch because the flywheel is 240 and 85 thru 87 flywheels are 225

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:28 AM

One Starion I have, I put in an Exedy stage 2.  I like it, I've have those clutches in a bunch of different cars and they all felt similar.

Other Starion has an ACT stage 2.  That car hasn't run in 10 years and never drove on the clutch, so I can't comment.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:11 PM

I used a SPEC Stage 2 and a Stage 3 with a Fidanza flywheel. Excellent pedal feel, held good power for a long time. The stage 3 lasted me 20k miles and when I parted my car out there was still plenty of life left on it.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:03 PM

I ran an exedy for years with mild upgrades. No complaints at all. No reason to spend big money on an ACT or similar if you aren't pushing it.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:54 PM

I am looking at a EXEDY OEM FOR $171 or an EXEDY Stage 1 for $379......
The mechanic also offered a VALEO clutch oem spec.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:01 PM

View PostTurbo Cary, on 14 March 2019 - 07:11 PM, said:

I used a SPEC Stage 2 and a Stage 3 with a Fidanza flywheel. Excellent pedal feel, held good power for a long time. The stage 3 lasted me 20k miles and when I parted my car out there was still plenty of life left on it.

I am not too familiar with high performance clutch, but it seems to me that 20k miles is not that much....
I am replacing the original factory clutch in my car, and the car has now 127k miles on it..... it lasted 30 years!
The only reason why I am replacing it is because the transmission got dismounted in order to replace a leaky rear main seal, so the clutch had to come out. The clutch looked worn but the disc still has a bit of meat on it. It just made sense to replace it now that we are right there. The car actually drove just fine.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:12 PM

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I am not too familiar with high performance clutch, but it seems to me that 20k miles is not that much....
I am replacing the original factory clutch in my car, and the car has now 127k miles on it..... it lasted 30 years!
The only reason why I am replacing it is because the transmission got dismounted in order to replace a leaky rear main seal, so the clutch had to come out. The clutch looked worn but the disc still has a bit of meat on it. It just made sense to replace it now that we are right there. The car actually drove just fine.

He was saying that after 20k miles, the clutch had performed fine and still had plenty of life left

Just get a XTD Stage3 6puck disc.  $98 on ebay

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:37 PM

Exedy is a good japanese brand that supplies car manufactures and is oem equipment.
I would not recomend puck clutches because they can chatter and engagement may not be very smooth even if they are sprung.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:43 AM

Oh right, factory is an exedy

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:27 AM

View PostDSMracespeed, on 14 March 2019 - 11:37 PM, said:

Exedy is a good japanese brand that supplies car manufactures and is oem equipment.
I would not recomend puck clutches because they can chatter and engagement may not be very smooth even if they are sprung.

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I second that. You don't want a 6 puck.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:50 AM

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He was saying that after 20k miles, the clutch had performed fine and still had plenty of life left

Just get a XTD Stage3 6puck disc.  $98 on ebay

Correct. Most puck style clutches don't have a long life span as the surface area is a lot smaller. 20k miles on a 6 puck clutch when I was making good power and doing some hard driving on a regular basis is pretty good.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:37 AM

quite a few members posted good results on SQC with low priced XTD clutch on moded starquests. Search it?

Here was a very popular SQ source back in the day:  https://www.clutchci...shi_starion.htm
. lotsa good feedback on the Luk, Valeo, Exedy, Daikin

dunno if the compound dictates clutch characteristics more than whether or not it's a puck design
Popular exedy 3 puk(sprung) found on a bunch of moded street sr20 & ca18s imports. Drives like oem

the magic is in the formula. No need for that stiff sprung garbage or hefty price tag

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:05 PM

Iíve installed 2 XTD Stage 1 and 1 XTD Stage 2 and no issues so far with any of them.  One of the stage 1 has about 10k miles on a basic bolt on car and the the stage 2 is on a 16g conquest running around 16psi.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:32 AM

I got my last clutch from Horse power freaks. search under Mitsubishi starion

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:46 AM

I think anything you get from a reputable company will server you just fine. Make sure its full face and not a puck unless you need to hold lots of torque. One thing I will toss out there just because its a common misconception; sprung clutches don't limit "shock" to the drivetrain or soften engagement. Those springs are only their to limit noise and that is it.

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