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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 2.5rs with 87,000 miles on it. I drove down to the Bay area and i noticed at lower elevation that it seemed like my clutch was slipping in 3rd 4th and 5th. When i drive back up to Tahoe which is like 4500FT i didnt notice it anymore. Is that even possible? Anyway i believe that i need a new clutch and i wanted to do the work myself, i have never replaced a clutch before. I couldn't find any write ups on the topic and was wondering if this a bad way to go. Im not sure what clutch kit i should go with ive looked at the ACT clutch kit and just the OEM Wrx clutch (Don't think it fits but not sure). Does anyone have any experience with ACT? Should i just get the flywheel resurfaced or buy a new so that i don't have to worry about it.I would like a stiffer clutch feel but still want the car to be forgiving because my little brother will be buying the car soon.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Go for it! Buy a manual and follow directions. A stock clutch will be fine. If you get a performance clutch you will have a hard time driving it. First gear is way to high and you need to slip the clutch often on a subaru. A performance clutch is hard to do that with.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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I just put a ACT streetlite in my 03 wrx. I love it. I can tell the difference in acceleration. There were a lot of threads i read before doing mine about a marble bouncing sound when decel. I have not personally had this at all. The other thing i read is it being too aggressive and such but again no issues at all and i also used a stock clutch disc pressure plate with this setup. Well over 1,000 miles into the new clutch now and i have zero complaints but love the performance.

I used a Exedy clutch kit (amazon) and a ACT flywheel (amazon). Also i live down the hill from you so if you have any questions that i could answer please feel free to PM me. I just did my clutch last month by my self. Not to hard of a job but it is time consuming so if you plan to do it make sure you dont need the car for a couple of days or so just to be safe.

P.S. Get 2 cans of PB blaster and a 1/2" drive breaker bar with deep sockets.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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I just put a ACT streetlite in my 03 wrx. I love it. I can tell the difference in acceleration. There were a lot of threads i read before doing mine about a marble bouncing sound when decel. I have not personally had this at all. The other thing i read is it being too aggressive and such but again no issues at all and i also used a stock clutch disc pressure plate with this setup. Well over 1,000 miles into the new clutch now and i have zero complaints but love the performance.

I used a Exedy clutch kit (amazon) and a ACT flywheel (amazon). Also i live down the hill from you so if you have any questions that i could answer please feel free to PM me. I just did my clutch last month by my self. Not to hard of a job but it is time consuming so if you plan to do it make sure you dont need the car for a couple of days or so just to be safe.

P.S. Get 2 cans of PB blaster and a 1/2" drive breaker bar with deep sockets.
Thanks for the advice I will PM you soon when I will be doing it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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Just my .02, if I've never done something before, but I find a good write up on how to do and am confident I can do it, I will. If you're weary about it then I would just take it to a shop (taking into account my car is my DD, not much room for error if I do eff up). With that being said, there actually is a pretty decent write up on how to do it, I believe it was done on a sti but you can read through it. I'll pm it to you.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:26 AM   #7
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If you got the extra cash ($1500) i would do a shop less stress on your self and a warranty. I called around for a few days for shops from gardnerville to sparks. Cheapest quote was from Mario's in Carson for 1500, then the dealer for 2100.
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