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Old 02-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
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I feel like this area needs this, I feel bad always cluttering people's build threads with the same comments.


So first am I the only one who hates the stock clutch ?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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As my first standard transmission equipped vehicle I can't comment in comparison to other clutches; however, I do enjoy the wide engagement area and easy pedal effort. It may be hypocritical, but I don't like the lack of feedback. I can't really "tell" what the clutch is doing, I just know where the engagement area is and know it's wide so I don't really have problems driving it.

I think it's a great DD clutch.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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its noticeably softer than the STi's I've owned, but for DD use I find it great.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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I personally hate the softness of it. I agree it's more ideal for a daily, but when I have to drive to work with my dress shoes or something like that it's just to soft, and it lacks in feedback. I don't need something that will rip the pedal from the firewall just something that grabs with some strength. I am surprised people are running them in their boosted cars with out much complaints.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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Is it the clutch itself or the release mechanism? I'd replace any rubber hoses in the hydraulic system with some braided lines before I'd blame the clutch material.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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At an FRS/BRZ meet I went to, I tried some of the clutches in other cars and there was noticeably less feeling in those than in mine (8000 miles at the time) and one other BRZ that was there (12000 miles) it seems like the clutch gets more feeling as you get more miles on the car. It's also worth doing the 10 minute clutch height adjustment that reduces the amount of travel before it engages by quite a bit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #7
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i dont mind it. the clutch isn't an issue to me. its just another thing to get used to. and honestly, i dont want something super heavy. in traffic this is quite pleasant compared to my sti.

so...who is doing what coilovers, why, and how much are you paying
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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It's also worth doing the 10 minute clutch height adjustment that reduces the amount of travel before it engages by quite a bit.
I've been meaning to do this, but I've gotten so used to where it is now that I don't want to mess with it.

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so...who is doing what coilovers, why, and how much are you paying
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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i dont mind it. the clutch isn't an issue to me. its just another thing to get used to. and honestly, i dont want something super heavy. in traffic this is quite pleasant compared to my sti.

so...who is doing what coilovers, why, and how much are you paying
I got tein springs, I couldn't beat the deal so eh. I still want kw v3's though. Also picked up a full brembo setup, it might go to the s13 but that has upgraded brakes so who knows. So much for keeping the car stock though.


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Is it the clutch itself or the release mechanism? I'd replace any rubber hoses in the hydraulic system with some braided lines before I'd blame the clutch material.
I am doing this as soon as it's not so cold out, along with ss brake lines. I do think part of it lies within the clutch though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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I'm doing Megan Racing street coilovers. Got a great deal on them and couldn't pass it up. I've also heard good things about them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #11
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I'm still focused on Cusco Zero-A's. Hoping to snag them for around $2,200.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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I'm still focused on Cusco Zero-A's. Hoping to snag them for around $2,200.
I'd stay away from Cusco coilovers, really I'd stay away from pretty much all JDM coilovers. I have a set of MCS (Motion Control) coilovers I'm using for autocross in stock class (have billet perches for stock springs). Way too expensive.

The clutch height mod is definitely recommended. That said the clutch is very light. When I go back and drive my F250 and then switch to the BRZ I almost drive my foot through the floor.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:14 AM   #14
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I've been meaning to do this, but I've gotten so used to where it is now that I don't want to mess with it.

this, i'm so used to it that it doesn't bother me as i said in another thread, on/off button

i'm torn what to do for coils...the bc's i had on my sti were nice, but that ride was rough. so i want something that wont shatter my brain. so i'm thinking feals. do 8k/7k. they come with swift springs, and the ride hsould be nice.

i would be all up for KW v3's BUT for that price and for them not to come with top hats is ****ing ridiculous IMO and also i dont want to spend more than 1500 ATM on coils...

everyone i know with cusco's has had them seize up, and you're in alaska. so just stay away from all that jdm stuff. you wanna spend 2200 on coils, go buy some AST's. they are being released for the brz soon.

AND on another note, A/S/L?
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #15
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Wellll ssshhhhhiiiiiiii..... is there somewhere with a comprehensive list of coilovers for the BRZ? And at the moment I'm in no mood to research each coilover to see which ones are and aren't JDM.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #16
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I told you to skip JDM coilovers...

Look at yo' non-believing ass now.
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Yeah, but then the random, respectable Internet guys chimed in and I just HAD to believe them at that point.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #18
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Are you saying I'm not respectable?

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OT: I know there's a thread on FT86Club, but have any of you guys swapped speakers in your BRZ?
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No. I don't want my door panel rattle to get any worse.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #21
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Well you can enforce them once you're in there. I've pressed on the door panels and noticed a very noticeable reduction in rattles, so I'm hoping to do something about that.
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Allegedly it's a mis-secured speaker wire... I'm not about to pull my door panels off to check. Taking off a panel in a new car is death, you always get worse/other rattles and never get that awesome stock fitment.
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You're too young to know if that's true! I swapped speakers in my WRX and it was all the better for it. Plus they get easier to remove each year. The 01 RS coupe was a PITA, whereas the WRX and even my STI were easy. The BRZ is even easier.

I just ordered new speakers and GT-86 panels, so I'll keep you posted.
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I'd love to clear up the muddy sound of the stock stereo...
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Allegedly it's a mis-secured speaker wire... I'm not about to pull my door panels off to check. Taking off a panel in a new car is death, you always get worse/other rattles and never get that awesome stock fitment.
Word. Besides everyone should just boost their car then you don't need to hear the music.


I started drawing up how I want my UEL's to look last night. Apparently I love to burn money.
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