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clutch stages

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by PLA5151, May 9, 2005.

  1. PLA5151

    PLA5151 New Member

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    what determines the difference in say a stage 2 and stage 3 clutch....is it bad to use a high stage clutch with a stock motor??
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Different companies have different ratings, though mostly the same. Basicly it depends on it's holding power, and how hard it grabs. sprung/unsprung, how it is built, etc... It's not nescessarily bad, just pointless, and if it is too high a stage it can be a real pain to drive in the street.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    "stages" dont really mean dick
    they are somewhat helpful when comparing like products from the same company
    company A's stage 2 clutch setup will be less agressive than company A's stage 3 clutch setup
    but when trying to compare company A's stage 2 to company B's stage 3, the "stage" ratings dont mean shit. you have to look at the actual features / specs of the product (this is especially true with cams)

    also remember ACT does not use "stages"
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yip, hence the problem with the whole "stage" thing. One companies stage two that holds 500lbs, might be anothers stage four.
     
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