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Old 04-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

Just moved to the Boston area, and I need a clutch replacement in my 2002 WRX. With DSG gone, can anyone recommend a shop that can do this at a good price? I have the parts already (Exedy replacement OEM clutch and ACT Streetlite flywheel), and am looking for a new shop to call home.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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Wicked Innovation in RI if you can make the drive.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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My friend works at Import AutoWerks in Braintree. His STi limited is tuned by EFi Logics. You could call and ask if he can do a clutch swap. His name is Anthony.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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I can do it for you. I am not a shop but I used to be the Head Tech at AJW Performance before they moved up to NH. I do work out of my garage now. PM me if you are interested.

However if you want a shop to do it I recommend Perry Tuned down in Tiverton RI. Jay Perry (ONE OF THE BEST TUNERS IN THE AREA) started a shop with his partner Craig down there. They do amazing work and have good pricing.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Danny,
We can certainly help you out with this. We have been working with a lot of former DSG customers. Our location is in NH, a straight shot up 93. Most customers tell us they can make it here in 50min.

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Hey everyone,

Just moved to the Boston area, and I need a clutch replacement in my 2002 WRX. With DSG gone, can anyone recommend a shop that can do this at a good price? I have the parts already (Exedy replacement OEM clutch and ACT Streetlite flywheel), and am looking for a new shop to call home.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Clutch install labor $425. Half day job, you can drop it off or wait for it.

Contact us if you have any questions

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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Clutch install labor $425. Half day job, you can drop it off or wait for it.

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They have a Wicked comfy couch, Netflix and a window to watch you car being worked on
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #8
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Exedy replacement OEM clutch
I hated that clutch, much happier with OE.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #9
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They have a Wicked comfy couch, Netflix and a window to watch you car being worked on
I like all of this Quite the drive from where I am, though.

Thanks for the quick responses, everyone - feel free to PM me with details/prices, as well. The flywheel should arrive in a few days, at which point I'll set something up.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
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I like all of this Quite the drive from where I am, though.
I know of many Boston area members who make the drive and even tow their cars down to Wicked, and they will tell you it's worth it.

I'll just leave this here...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ovation+review
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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I just got mine installed by these guys 2 weeks ago, primespeedtuning.com, I called them Thursday, they said bring it in on Saturday and by 4pm I was driving around. I'm very happy with the price and the service.

I also called a couple of other shops that were recommended to me by some of the older members on this forum that responded to my previous clutch thread and they seem to be pointing you in the same direction, which is great (thanks guys/gals), but my only issues were that the earliest I could bring my car in for service was May, 11th and the shops were a solid 1-2hr drive each way.

Also $400 - $500 seems to be the going rate of most shops. One shop quoted me $725 for my clutch install LOL.

Which ever route you decide to take, good luck!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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Wicked is good, I just had my car tuned there. At an hour and a half of a drive its a bit far for maintenance and things.

I've also been really happy with Alberto at Motive Auto Works up in Woburn. It's a much shorter drive and he does great work. Alberto's waiting room is pretty solid too, nice couch and a **** load of DVDs. I've nursed a hangover in both. The window at WI is pretty cool though.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #13
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I called Wicked a few weeks ago, and they said about $400 in labor. The dealer I'm closer to in Natick MA quoted me almost twice that. I'm looking at replacing mine (read: having mine replaced) this summer.

Also, I would second others' praise of Wicked. They are worth the drive. My tune from them should have been a no brainer the moment I got my '07, but I didn't find out about them for a few months.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:09 PM   #14
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Pm NHsilversti (Ted)

He's a good guy who does great work, that is also inexpensive. He's in Brookline, nh, which is about 45 minutes from Boston.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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They have a Wicked comfy couch, Netflix and a window to watch you car being worked on
and amazing work...netflix also has Top Gun...just sayin time fly's by when your watching Top Gun
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #16
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I can attest to the comfort of Wicked's couch. I've taken a nap on it a few times.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #17
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@ Wicked.
I have a 2002 Wrx that is in need of a clutch & flywheel swap as well (still has that really sweet clutch judder every morning). I don't mind making the drive down and will bring all the parts. Will I need to bring Trans fluid as well ( I use only extra-S)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #18
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@ Wicked.
I have a 2002 Wrx that is in need of a clutch & flywheel swap as well (still has that really sweet clutch judder every morning). I don't mind making the drive down and will bring all the parts. Will I need to bring Trans fluid as well ( I use only extra-S)? Thanks in advance.
You should give them a call. 401-788-3630. They are pretty busy these days and the guy who usually posts on their behalf on NASIOC (mattminer) is currently travelling and may not see this for a while.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #19
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@ Wicked.
I have a 2002 Wrx that is in need of a clutch & flywheel swap as well (still has that really sweet clutch judder every morning). I don't mind making the drive down and will bring all the parts. Will I need to bring Trans fluid as well ( I use only extra-S)? Thanks in advance.
FWIW, my 02 WRX had nasty clutch judder too. I had Wicked adjust the clutch and it went away.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:54 PM   #20
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Pm NHsilversti (Ted)

He's a good guy who does great work, that is also inexpensive. He's in Brookline, nh, which is about 45 minutes from Boston.
+1 he does great work. I have him do all the stuff I don't want to do.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30 AM   #21
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St Louis today! almost back.

Yeah just give us a call. Depending on your setup it could be an adjustment problem.

We stock extra-s for the people that insist on sticking with it. We also stock resurfaced stock flywheels if needed.

Anyhow, we are open M-Sat 9-6 call anytime. Leave a VM if we dont pick up and we will call back.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #22
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I called in today to make an appointment for Saturday July 27th ( I will be traveling for work most of the next 6 weeks).
I would rather not order all the parts if a simple adjustment will take care of the judder.
I am pretty stock besides a stage 1 tune from Brenntunning in Worcester, cat-less up-pipe, and AGXs on all 4 corners.
I would be fine making the drive down whenever you guys have some free time. I could also take care of the steering rack bushing while I'm there and maybe a rear brake job to make it all worth it gas wise.
What is your recommendation?
Thanks in advance
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