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Old 01-17-2015, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Anybody Using a 6MT ACT Clutch?

I'm in the midst of choosing a clutch for my new 6speed. I am leaning toward getting the ACT HD street clutch and it's been highly recommended by my tuner.

Does anybody in the area have an ACT clutch in their car and would be willing to let me try it out? I'm located in Boston but can travel a reasonable distance to meet you.
My concern is that it may be too heavy for my daily driving and become a real pain in the rear in traffic and day to day. So I'd be mostly concerned with how it feels on stop and go and slow speed shifts.
If you're willing to help me out, please feel free to pm me or reply.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:46 AM   #2
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While im not using one yet, the same clutch was recommended to me for a duel purpose dd/track day car this past fall. I wont have it in untill early spring
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:56 AM   #3
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I have an HDSS and while it's not stock in pedal feel, it isn't overly heavy. I DD'd my car for about a year with it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #4
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I've had act clutches in the past .. As well as exedy and south bend... Act was heavy .. Way heavier than stock.. The exedy 3 puck was slightly heavier than stock but the disc got grabby in stop and go traffic, manageable though ... The southbend felt stock but just always held ... My 2 cents from experience.. I guess it's all depends on how "race car feel" you wanna go


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Old 01-17-2015, 12:12 PM   #5
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I've had act clutches in the past .. As well as exedy and south bend... Act was heavy .. Way heavier than stock.. The exedy 3 puck was slightly heavier than stock but the disc got grabby in stop and go traffic, manageable though ... The southbend felt stock but just always held ... My 2 cents from experience.. I guess it's all depends on how "race car feel" you wanna go
I've never actually driven on a stock clutch before, lol. Any STI i've driven has always had some sort of upgraded clutch, I guess closest to stock was an exedy stg1 HD and that felt pretty easy. The clutch that was in my 5mt was damn heavy but I just got used to it.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:30 PM   #6
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:55 PM   #7
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I have used an ACT full face stage 2 clutch, it's pretty sudden and not that great for street but represents the vertical upper limit or slightly beyond for what's liveable. Think you're a good driver with a manual? This is a hair raising very sudden clutch. The name of the game is stink or stall, stink or stall. You'll give it very low to hardly any RPM's, and if the car goes forward, it will stink of clutch basically driving it what you think is a picture perfect startup that would make driver's ed instructor proud. If you take about a hundredth of a second less, it will stall. It's a hair trigger and no amount of practice will make it better. Like I said, stink or stall, stink or stall.

What makes it feel very close to stock like is a CF driveshaft. This makes everything better because it's more flexible and has less rotating mass to boot so it's easier for the car to start up. The difference was night and day. Before CF driveshaft, making a 3 point turn or getting the car started on any kind of incline or traffic was horrid, but at least (Barely) doable. With CF driveshaft it felt more or less like stock again.
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