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clutch question

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by typesiracing, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    three questions.....not that i'm a cheap ass but i don't wanna spend more money if i don't have to....

    1. Is there any reason why i shouldn't buy a used act pressure plate with a supposed 300 miles on it....i would never buy a used clutch plate because of possible improper break in...does the same apply for the pressure plate?

    2. Are Act and other big clutch manufacturers worth what they cost or are you partially paying for the name?

    3. Is there anyone that has good luck with a cheaper brand clutch?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    1. i wouldnt
    2. for the most part yes they are worth it... im sure part of it is the name though
    3. dunno
     
  3. HellBentHONDA

    HellBentHONDA Senior Member

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    whats the specs on the unit you're talking about? is it stiffer than stock? and whats your car and plans?
     
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    cws13 Senior Member

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    Don't buy a used clutch. You can go cheaper, but clutches are not a middle of the road thing that you can get Brand :B for cheaper because so-and so didn't make it and it's not brand name. The best costs, I have found no inbetween.
     
  5. LudeBoy

    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    Agreed.

    IMO stay away from Exedy. Some have had good luck, others like myself havent!
     
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    Exedy Rules.
     
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    i have act street and strip with the extreme pressure plate......seems to work ok for me, i like it.
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :withstupid:

    love my ACT clutch :D
     
  9. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    actually Excedy clutches are pretty inexpensive so i was looking at them but not sure if it was as good a quality as ACT thats why i was asking opinions...thanks but still undecided
     
  10. typesiracing

    typesiracing Senior Member

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    anybody else....input please...thanks
     
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    Don't listen to the Exedy haters. Great company, great product. ACT is great too. It's your choice.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Hell ya, my Exedy is nice. Not a performance lodel, but it holds a little higher than stock and has a nice pedal feel, not soft and lifeless like the stock one.
     
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    word, i'm using exedy itr stock replacement clutch.
     
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    typesiracing Senior Member

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    seems still pretty divided on the subject but thanks for all the insight.
     
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    i use an ACT good to 450hp so its got a pretty stiff feel to it. good nuff to bark my tires shiftin to fourth @95mph with 17's :D

    i'd recommend ACT's stiffer clutch for a higher hp setup. the only drawback is driveability in traffic kinda sucks.
     
  16. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Not really, there's those of us that are right, and then there are those that don't like exedy :p
     
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    has anybody heard of Clutch Specialties? there is a guy on another website i go to that is selling them for cheap. a couple people i have talked to say they love their clutches they bought. here's the post:

    ***All Prices include Shipping***
    (Clutch kits include all new bearings, heavy duty pressure plate rated at 1700psi, and Clutch Alignment tool)
    ****Clutch kits Rated for 300 ft-lb torque***

    D Series (Clutch Specialties)
    6 puck Unsprung Clutch set ups 240$ shipped
    6 puck Sprung 260$ shipped

    B series Clutch kits from Clutch Specialties(320 ft-lb tq rating)
    6 puck Unsprung 285$ shipped
    6 puck Sprung 305$ shipped
    B Series Clutch kit Pro Clutch(250 ft-lb tq rating)
    6 puck unsprung 240 shipped
    6 puck sprung 260 shipped

    ***Local pick up is allowed at a discounted price***

    just wondering because i am thinking about getting one.
     
  18. NotUrAverage_Si

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    <--- Clutch Specialties Stage 2 clutch disc and pressure plate. I love this clutch and wouldn't buy any other.

    do you live in So. Cal? If you do I would recommend going down to Clutch Specialties and tell them exactly what you want your clutch specs to be. Great company, my friends and I all use their clutches.
     
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    that's what i keep hearing..i think i'm gonna buy one, it doesn't seem like a bad price at all.
     
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    great....ha ha..... i just ordered the ACT...i'm an ass...well atleast i'm safe
     
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