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Old 11-08-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have a 98 forester SF5 with a 97 jdm wrx driveline and I will have to replace the clutch real soon. Does anyone know which clutch package will work for me. The car has the stock turbo and 3" exhaust non-catted. i'm pretty much looking for something stockish. Would a 02 wrx work?
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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Any '02 through '07 WRX clutch will work. I liked the Excedy organic for a stockish feel clutch that lasted a long time.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:48 AM   #3
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Since you are going to drop the tranny to swap the clutch out, might want to think about a lighter flywheel.

But yes, stock wrx disc is fine. Might want to go with a better pres. plate though. Just in case you decide to throw some more boost in the mix.


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Old 11-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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Make sure you know if its a pull or push type clutch
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys. I was thinking about a light weight flywheel and also the Extedy clutch package. How will I know if it's a push pull clutch or not?
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:45 PM   #6
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I vote for stock WRX clutch, assuming you need a pull-type clutch.

The "exedy stage I" or "exedy organic" might hold a bit more power, but it costs twice as much. Unless you know you need a stronger clutch, stick with a stock clutch: dirt cheap, good drivability, and less shock on the drivetrain.

(FWIW, my stock WRX clutch holds enough power to break traction. IMO, that says something with the grip of 255/40 Star Specs on dry pavement...I've done donuts in 1st and had the rear end get loose in 2nd and 3rd.)

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Thanks for the info guys. I was thinking about a light weight flywheel and also the Extedy clutch package. How will I know if it's a push pull clutch or not?
Be aware that a LW flywheel will make launching more difficult and likely add drivetrain noise. I really didn't notice much of a difference between stock and an ACT streetlite....but every bit of weight counts, I say go for it!

The new clutch, whatever you get, should say whether it is pull or push type. As for figuring out what you need, some research should clear that up. I'm willing to bet you need a pull-type, but don't take my word for it.

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Old 11-14-2010, 10:11 AM   #7
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its a pull type use a 02 wrx for reference
in subarus the clutch matches the transmission

i am a believer in stock-like clutch strength and material .. changing a clutch is a 4-5 hr job in your driveway, a blown 2nd gear is not the 6-speed is the only place stronger makes sense
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #8
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in subarus the clutch matches the transmission
Say what? I'm running a stock WRX clutch with a 6mt. I know people have gone the opposite way and modified the 5mt bellhousing to fit the larger 6mt clutch as well. Are you referring to pull vs. push?
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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I'm going to stick with a stock setup. This forester
Is my daily driver aka sleeper. I have a 89 E30 ///M3
With a3.2L turbocharged putting out close to
400hp, so the forester has to remain close to stock.
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