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Old 04-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default South bend clutch pressure plate question

So I replaced my ACT clutch and street light flywheel with a south bend clutch and OEM flywheel this weekend an now my pedal feels super light like stock, maybe even lighter than that. My question is, is the south bend pressure plate really that un-stiff? (Idk the word I'm looking for right now) other than that the clutch works fine. It just has me worried that its not strong enough. Or maybe I'm just paranoid since I did all the work myself and I'm scared I messed something up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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which south bend clutch specifically? Some of the SB clutches use stock or nearly stock pressure plates, others use pressure plates that are modified in a similar way that the ACT pressure plates are.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:08 PM   #3
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It's the south bend HD clutch. It has an exedy clutch discard a red south bend pressure plate.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Disc not discard. Stupid iPhone autocorrect...
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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I have read quite a few reviews on these southbend clutches and it appears that people have made the same comments about the pedal effort being like stock even on a modified pressure plate from southbend. I know one particular person had like a stage 3 that acted like a stage 1 or something as far as pedal effort but it held the power and torque just fine.

As long as it holds the torque just fine and it is smooth don't worry but enjoy it man
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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I have a southbend stage 2 daily (cryo treated) and it feels almost stock

http://www.dxdracingclutches.com/html/wrx_sti.html
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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I bought it from Sam at andrewtech so I dot think he steered me in the wrong direction, it's just throwing me off that the clutch is that light compared to the ACT. I finally got to actually test it out today and I'm really impressed by the engagement. When it beds in all the way ill do a launch or 2 so I can get the full comparison between the 2 and ill post up a review/comparison.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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I went from the act clutch and pressure plate back to stock. The first 5 mins I thought something might wrong because of how soft the feel was. You are probably fine and just take a little time to get used to the new set up.
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