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Clutch Time on the Flatty....Need Advice


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#1 jonboyb

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:17 AM

The flatty is basically my DD and I've had a feeling the clutch was on the way out for a while and it's starting to show a little more.  I can't justify using any of the clutch kits I've got on the shelf from Comp and ACT on such a low power car, and really want to just go back with a 225mm since I have a fresh 225mm flywheel ready to go.  

Now Dan at Comp can put me together a 225mm kit, but there are several kits on Ebay from XTR, XTD, Kupp, and PPC for the non-intercooled 225mm setup from $100-$150.  Anyone used any of those or have any knowledge of them?

Yes I know the 240mm is better.....but I don't have a resurfaced 240 at my disposal, nor am I using my Fidanza or Comp flywheel on the little flatty :D
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:40 AM

i reeally like the Exedy with organic disc for the daily driver.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 10:38 AM

Don't the Exedy kits get right back up to the ACT and Comp prices though???  $350+
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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:12 PM

not the standard Exedy for stock power i think it was about 175. been a while.

http://shop.horsepow...1c_51122085.php

HPF ( Horse Power Freaks ) has some good kits

http://shop.horsepow...H3if4.php?&pn=5

This link below is basically LIKE the one i used.

http://shop.horsepow...1c_51122085.php

$253

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 04:41 PM

I upgraded to 240mm and the difference was crazy.  Way more pedal feel and hold.  I have killed many 225mm clutches but I am pretty confident this one will last.  I resurfaced and re-drilled and tapped my flywheel to accept the 240mm on my CNC mill.  I also removed about 4 pounds of mass from the back side of the flywheel and can notice that it revs quicker.  The flywheel I used didn't have dowel pins for the 225mm so I didn't bother with putting them in the 240mm pattern but they really should be there.  I am using an autozone clutch kit because I got a good deal on it and do recommend their 240mm kit but it is expensive imo.  I have also seen this kit but not used it.  It is cheap and looked to be comparable quality to the autozone kit I am using.  If there is interest I could do a group run of flywheels on my mill to resurface, redrill for 240, dowel pin options, and weight reduction options.  I do have 2 spare flywheels sitting here so if you wanted me to get one prepped for you and use it for example pictures for a group run let me know.  I'll make a post in the group buy section now to gauge interest as I have been thinking about doing that anyway.

Edited by 83stariontravis, 19 November 2014 - 04:42 PM.

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