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eBay (gripforce) Clutch Review

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by VTECin5th, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

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    So i am cheap and thought... hmm i could use a new clutch.
    I got on ebay and found some clutches made by "F1 GripForce"... sounds bad right?
    I did my basic google research and ebay feedback checks, and everything came back as positive, so i thought i'd give it a try.
    I ordered the Stage 2 kit just with the impression that Generic Stage 2 ~ Decent "stage 1"...
    Well i am actually very impressed with it....
    The shipping was 2 day shipping from cali to az.
    It is a Kevlar disc in the stage 2 kit.
    The grab is PERFECT for my car's setup (b16 + bolt ons/95 coupe).
    The pedal is soft but the grab is hard, the disc is meaty, and the pressureplate looks like the rest of them.
    The kit was $147 shipped for the b16 stage 2 or 3 (stage 3 is a 6puck sprung) , and they have a cheaper "stage 1" kit as well.
    Some of them are as low as $97+shipping.
    Just thought i'd give a heads up to anyone looking to buy something better than OEM and cheaper than ACT.
    I'm pretty impressed with it,and haven't even had the chance to beat on it yet.
    (This went on with my Clutch Masters LW flywheel as well)
    PS: The flywheel is nice too

    [For future searching purposes: Grip Force GripForce Clutch Stage Series]
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    You can get Exedy clutches just as cheap. I'm glad you're satisfied- and I hope you don't ever have any problems.
     
  3. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

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    Different side Blanco, Just wondering what your experience was?
     
  4. HatchSpeeD

    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    Yea, i'm actually in the market for a clutch for my build & was thinking about going with a cheap0 ebay clutch but decided against it. Just don't trust the quality & if the company will stand behind the product.

    Exedy did catch my eye for the price & the fact that its OEM :thumbsup: so yay for quality but I keep hearing that they don't hold up to abuse. A couple of hard launches & they begin to slip. Not that I think i'll beating the piss out of my car but I would like to know if I decided to or tracked it, I won't have to tow the thing home.

    Clutchmasters stage 3 gets my vote. Kevlar material (easy on lightweight aluminum fly) & stock pedal feel. Another company i'm hearing good things about is action clutches.

    ACT I said no to because I believe they use ceramic or cerametallic disk, in which case from my research ceramic will eat an aluminum flywheel to shit. Plus CM pedal pressure > ACT
    jus ma 2 cents holmes
     
  5. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    I also looked at clutches on EBAY... but I went with another Exedy Stage 1 from NoLimitMotorsport (SN on HT or http://nolimitmotorsport.com) for $250 shipped (92+ b series)... got it today!
     
  6. VTECin5th

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    I'll let you guys know how it stands up to abuse after a couple hundred miles. :p
    Blanco has me a little worried though [​IMG]
     
  7. VTECin5th

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    I agree with the pay a little more for better stuff, they were fine with me, and it shipped in 2 days with all the correct parts and just as pictured.
    Did you end up using the clutch or no?
    Shitty to hear though.
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I bought a few ebay clutches never from that specific seller but ya know.

    NEVER had a problem with any of them. If anything, I'd almost reccomend them.
     
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    yeah i had a exedy oem clutch brand new and it slipped like a bitch,but i got a gripforce stage 1 and it was perfect never had a problem with slippage again!
     
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