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Old 01-16-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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does anyone know who sells the clutchmasters stage III clutch at a reasonable price. I was told this is probably the best clutches for our cars with stage 4 txs or comparable 350 hp range
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Old 01-16-2003, 04:09 PM   #2
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try emailing sales@challengerdeep.com, they went out of business but they might still have osme left or know where you can get one. i bought mine from them and i am very happy with it.
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Old 01-18-2003, 09:55 AM   #3
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I had one of those in my supercharged maxima....and it was awesome....I loved it. Once, my stock one goes, thats whats goin in there.....BUT I'm afraid that it'll trash the stock tranny because it'll transfer the power better....
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Old 01-18-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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Yea the pretty much 100% engage/disengage clutches give hell to the tranny, and seeing as the WRX trannies are crap in the first place, makes me fear upgrading the clutch.
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Old 01-18-2003, 06:39 PM   #5
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the pretty much 100% engage/disengage clutches give hell to the tranny
...which is why you should get the CM stage 1, 2, or 3 for moderate power increases over stock. It may not hold quite as well as a metal puck clutch, but it'll keep 2nd gear alive a hell of a lot longer!
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:23 PM   #6
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I agree that the stage 3 CM clutch is the best all-around clutch available for the Subaru. I'm no longer selling parts for Subarus, but of all the stage 3's we have sold, only 2 have failed before 1000 miles, and those seemed attributed to poor break-in. We are starting get calls from stage 3 owners that raced there cars on the weekends, and drove the hell out of them every day, until the clutch started to slip. None of them have been mad at all. All the owners were impressed with the amount of abuse the clutch took, and the everyday drivability of the unit. We also never got any reports of tranny damage.

Now, tranny damage I've always put in the owners hands. ACT's don't cause damage, drivers not controlling the clutch pedal cause damage, nor does any other clutch. The stage 3cm is the easiest clutch to control, and that might attribute to its abilitiy to clamp, but easy to drive, and engage for such holding power. I will say though, we purchased more clutches from clutchmasters for subarus than anyone else, and we did pass the savings on. I think Dale Teagues might be able to buy direct, but most have to go through a 2nd party distributor. We were paying wholesale and selling very cheap. Hope you can find one at a good price. They are worth the money.

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Old 01-20-2003, 12:55 PM   #7
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Shawn,
do you remember what your prices were for a CM stage 1 and a CM stage 3, as well as, the price for the CM flywheel for a 00 RS? I'm looking for one to put in come spring and I want to know what the good prices were to bargian from.

Also, I don't suppose you still have contacts and could obtain one more at the good ole prices for some DeWALT power tools on the side? I'm an DeWALT engineer and can get anything from the US catalog as well as some of the European stuff.

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:29 PM   #8
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Hey Bob. Well, I do love Dewalt tools. All I got are Dawalt and Milwaukee. Well, I've already de-activated my account, and they won't take direct charge at the prices I was selling the clutches for. I'm not certain who could get you the great prices. A really really good price would be $530.00, and $395 a good price for the flywheel. That is what most shops pay for the units. Sorry I can't help. There is an east coast master distributor somewhere, but we never dealt with him. I'm sure CM would love to get another distributor that pays up front. That has been the big problem for most manufacturers. Every company has a line of credit. We never ever did that crap. We paid for the parts, then when the parts came in, we'd charge the customers only after inspecting the clutches. We kept $10,000 worth of clutches in stock at all times on hand, and $5,000 at CM so drop shipping from CM was never a problem if someone west of the Mississippi wanted a clutch. If someone has the money, and was honest with them, I'm sure they would work out some nice prices.

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Old 01-21-2003, 10:19 AM   #9
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Don't worry about it Shawn, I kind of figured that your account would be closed. Nice to know you like the tools though; we do try.

If I could ask one thing, I'm looking to get the flywheel for a 2000 RS and I can't seem to find a part number on Clutch Masters' site. I'd like to have the number when I start to ask around so I know they are quoting the right thing. Would you happen to know that part number? I asked Scott (Pipercub) but he had thrown out the box and couldn't recall the number. I'd appreciate it.

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Old 01-21-2003, 11:27 PM   #10
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I'll have to give them a call. I never kept track of the part numbers to be honest. I just told them what I wanted, and it came in. I'll call though.

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:18 PM   #11
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Here is an idea... contact clutchmaster... they've got a website too.

http://www.clutchmasters.com/shop/
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