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Old 03-22-2008, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default Gotta get a clutch for an '03, couple of q's

Okay, so my clutch is dying on a Cobb stage 2 powered '03 wagon. I'm thinking about Replacing it with an ACT Streetlite or Exedy Stage 1--and putting in a ~13lb flywheel at the same time. So, other than the RedLine fluid that I've got sitting on a shelf, what are some good "while it's out" mods? Money is tight, so it's hard to justify the Group N tranny and motor mounts right now. However, at about $50, a Group N pitch stop is doable and at $40-ish a Goodridge braided clutch line would be okay too. Anyone running a similar set-up? If so, what are your thoughts?

Right now I'm leaning towards the ACT Streetlight for $479 and the Streetlight flywheel for $245. $724 total from Crucial Racing: http://www.crucialracing.com/product...h_flywheel.php

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PS: I know that similar questions have been asked before, I'm just trying to run this up the flag pole to see if anyone has run any of these parts recently and wanted to share some thoughts or advice.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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I currently have ann act streetlite flywheel and clutch. I have they flywheel for almost two years. The clutch is only two weeks old. Pedal feel isn't too much heavier than stock but it grabs a whole lot more. The flywheel is great. Revs up so much quicker. It will take a bit of getting used to. You will find that you may have to rev it up just a little bit more from a stop so that it does not stall. Also in between shifts the revs will drop quicker(all due to the flywheel). Once you get used to it you will like it. If you have any specific questions let me know and I will try and answer them.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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Which flywheel do you have? The Streetlight or the Prolight? I'm think the Streetlight because it's 1) my daily driver and 2) I'm hoping to avoid a CEL because I've got a Vishnu UD/LW pulley already. If I get the CEL, well, I'll deal with it though it'd suck.
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
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The streetlite. I would routinely get misfire codes when I had the flywheel and a perrin pulley on at the same time. It was a minor annoyance. I kept a code reader in the car so I could clear it out when it got too annoying. I removed the pulley and no more codes.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:56 PM   #5
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Yeah... I hope I get to be one of the lucky ones since my car's a late-mfg'd '03. The LW/UD Vishnu pulley increased the engine's revs, but now I'm used to it. Still, I'd like to keep in on there vs. replacing a servicable part.

So, it's sounding like ACT Streetlight clutch and flywheel, Group N pitch stop, RedLine fluid (I forget which weight, it's the stuff from their performance pack for the WRX), and a Goodridge braided line will be a decent combo for street use.

Beware of the potential for CELs becaue of my UD/LW pulley. And beware that I'll have to spin the motor up a little more from a stop and perhaps between shifts. I think that'll mess me up a bit at first, but then it shouldn't be too bad.

BTW, I figured I figured the Group N tranny mount would be easier to do later than the rework involved in doing the clutch line and pitch stop. If the tranny mount would make a bigger difference, then I'm open to other opinions.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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I did the tranny mounts and really didn't notice much of a difference. It will be very easy to do when you do the clutch
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:32 AM   #7
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I'm thinking of doing tranny and motor mounts and some other time. Pre wife and kid I'd do them all together, no doubt, but now I've got to push somethings off to "someday" while doing others now.
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