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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
nevin95 LSi
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'02 wrx wagon 286k+
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Default lightweight clutch ?? '02 wrx wagon

My '02 wagon has got just shy of 270k miles. I've had it since 227k and was told the clutch was replaced around 200k. This seems reasonable to me. The car was completely stock when I purchased it.

Since I've had it, I've gone vf24, ewg, el headers, e-tune, pinks, etc... pretty much every bolt on there is. The clutch has recently been slipping in 2nd and 3rd when it gets onto boost which hasn't surprised me, given the added torque and nearly 70k miles.

Now, from what I've read for years on here, stock clutch is the way to go unless you want problems with the 5-sp. I completely agree and always tell people that myself.

In the search of every last bit though, I'm wondering if anyone makes a lightweight or low intertia clutch with a near stock torque rating. I know this seems odd, but I've done a 14lb fw, lightweight crank pulley, and am just wondering if anyone makes a lighter version of the stock clutch. I love how the car revs now, and rev-matching is much easier, plus with the pulley and the fw, I certainly noticed more willingness to rev.

I've checked on spec, act, cm, exedy, and a few others' sites and it seems that I may be able to get an aluminum pressure plate as an option from spec, but that's about it. I'm assuming it would save maybe 2-3 lb. which in my book wouldn't be worth it.

Is exedy the manufacturer of the stock clutch?

Am I just wasting my time searching for something like this?

Thoughts, opinions welcome. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
Aaron'z 2.5RS
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I've just put an Ededy stg1 (15802 or 3 i think) in my RS (much the same/more mods) and it's light as a feather and takes the power

I've got a LNIB SPEC stg2 I'd sell you cheap... it would need a fresh pilot bearing (which would be covered with "cheap"...haha) It was light as a feather as well..
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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There's no such thing as a lightweight clutch per se as you'd have to weigh them all and list them by weight then put them into a pivot table into excel based on torque holding capability to determine weight vs. torque holding to purchase. AINT gonna happen.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
nevin95 LSi
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Well, I will most likely go down to napa and just get a stock replacement. I believe what they sell for the wrx is an exedy anyways.

And like I said, it isn't a huge deal, but I thought if I could find a light-ish factory replacement I'd go for that. No biggie.

And thanks for the offer Aaron, but like I said, stage 2 is not my flavor.

All this said, the stock clutch took my down the 1320 this weekend to the tune of 13.38 and 13.40 @ 103 each time. The clutch had already been slipping, and I didn't expect it to last me the night, but it got me home!
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