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Old 09-28-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I am a Noob here to this board. From New West. Got a WRX wagon, that needs some work. First off I need a clutch. I talked to the guy at Don Docksteader Cow like a month ago (before they closed) and he said $1500. Should i be looking at buying an aftermarket clutch in this vehicle? The retard that owned this vehicle previous to me was a 16 yr old kid whos parents bought this as a present for him. he learned to drive standard on this and has added some nice wear on the car as a whole. Anyways, now that I have it, i would like to make it my own in my spare time and have no idea about WRX tuners in town. I am a x-Volks guy who used to deal with RPI when they were around. (Sorry to drag this on) but I just don't want to get screwed on this clutch thing. Can anyone please let me know what they think? Post here, email me, anything.

Thank you for your help!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Rocketrally, they are in squamish but very knowledgable and experienced with subies.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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Is Rocket Rally just a parts dealer or do they have a shop to instal as well? I am just hoping that I can get something better than the stock clutch kit and not have to worry about it for a long time.

Anyone else have any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Scott
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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Is Rocket Rally just a parts dealer or do they have a shop to instal as well?
Ever heard of Patrick Richard? Just check out www.rocketrally.com
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:26 AM   #5
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Rocketrally does sound like a really awesome shop. It's strange that they're all the way out in Squamish.

But... does anyone have any recommendations for his clutch? I'm interested too...
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:27 AM   #6
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Yes. You need to lay off the weed, man.

And personally, I'd recommend OEM as the ACT clutches seem to wear out rather quickly, and unless you do it yourself, labour ends up being very costly.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #7
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Anyone else have any other suggestions?
OEM is a great clutch for the money especially if you're sticking with simple bolt on upgrades. However, if you plan on going with turbo upgrades, I'd go with the ACT. I have used their clutches for 8 years now in various cars, and I won't go to any other brand as there's just no need. Not only that, but when the disc is worn, you can just replace it and reuse the pressure plate.


btw, most clutch discs are made by Exedy in Japan. Even the ACT disc is made by Exedy, to ACT spec. neat stuff.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:46 PM   #8
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Default Update please give me your input

I have contacted Subaru in Van, they want $1500 installed for the direct replacement. In doing a little research I canme up with this cltuch:

http://www.coximport.com/store/DK-FJK1002

I can get it through RG Auto parts in Surrey for $400. There is a mechanic next door who does all the rice mobiles in Surrey/Delta for people and is apparantley really good. He will charge me $357.50 to install the clutch.

Does anyone think that this would be a retarded move on my part? Should I go to Don Docksteader and get them to do it? The guy that can sell me the part is a rl friend and he says that it is a great clutch. I hate being the noob on the block when it comes to Subaru stuff but i am not afraid to admit it so I don't get slammed in the ***.

Please let me know what you guys think.

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Old 09-29-2006, 10:49 PM   #9
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If anyone that knows what there talking about has a moment to give me a call about this i would really appreciate it as well. My phone is on all the time. 604-830-9437. Scott.

Thanks guys!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:08 PM   #10
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:52 PM   #11
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eh, I don't like the looks of that clutch. Buy the oem parts, or ACT street disc and street pressure plate for your WRX. It's a torquey car with AWD, and needs a clutch that will hold up. I've changed out 6 month old Daikins in a couple twincam hondas in the past, they just don't work with power.

You've got a great car, step up to the plate and spend the extra $$$ for minimum OEM quality.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:45 AM   #12
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This clutch is from Exedy....

When you are saying OEM, are you suggesting to go buy the parts from Don Docksteader and get some one else to install it?

I really value your info, please advise.

Thanks for the help,

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Old 09-30-2006, 01:56 AM   #13
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This clutch is from Exedy....

When you are saying OEM, are you suggesting to go buy the parts from Don Docksteader and get some one else to install it?

I really value your info, please advise.

Thanks for the help,

Scott
Thats probably the best bet. Just make sure the mechanic you take it to has worked on subarus before. I used to work in a shop and nothing made customers more frustrated then when we work on something new and take longer then expected.

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Old 09-30-2006, 10:42 AM   #14
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Actually, you can buy the oem clutch from Subiegal for about $400 less than buying from Canada (I priced out an STi clutch last month).

check out http://subarugenuineparts.com/ and get someone else to do the install.
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