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Old 03-27-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default clutch replacement (GC8), any suggestions?

Just couple questions, is there any of you has your clutch replaced already? If so, at the milage did you get it replaced? What brand and type did you get? and at what price?

MY99 is at about 62k now and the clutch looks like it will be dead soon. Therefore, I am looking for some suggestions so I can take the time to get it ordered.

I don't know which one I should get because I don't really have much knowledge of it. I have heard people using the ACT clutch, but I haven't heard any of the feebacks. My car is used mostly for street and autocross, no track racing (not yet), so I am not looking for anything for racing, but street-semi-racing.... if you have any suggestion or information, please post or contact me at slame@sfu.ca or icq: 1389007.

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Old 03-27-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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I have an ACT in my car. It's fine for the street.
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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I replaced my original at ~65,000 km and it was 50% worn. Check with Mr. H at Specialty. If I recall it wasn't that much more or around the same price for ACT compared to an oem one.
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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I replaced my original at ~65,000 km and it was 50% worn. Check with Mr. H at Specialty. If I recall it wasn't that much more or around the same price for ACT compared to an oem one.
OEM one is quite cheap, isn't it?

ACT one i once heard it's at about $700ish?!

well i think at 65k the clutch will gets heavy but should be able to last till almost 100k....just the closer u get to that time the heavier it is....also less grip....
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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When I was replacing mine on my old RS I wanted an ACT but my clutch had huge slippage and I was moving up to Whistler. No time to wait to get an ACT in so I just got the Subaru one. Price was almost identical but supposedly performance is not that much different.
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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When I was replacing mine on my old RS I wanted an ACT but my clutch had huge slippage and I was moving up to Whistler. No time to wait to get an ACT in so I just got the Subaru one. Price was almost identical but supposedly performance is not that much different.
u recall how much is the ACT one??

and which ACT we are talking about? HD or extreme?
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:50 PM   #7
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around $600....this was almost two years ago so I really don't remember. I think it was just the HD.
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:16 PM   #8
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yes,.. i think a clutch should last 100k ish as well,...

but sandy's clutch @ 65k is slipping real bad,... any reason's as to why? i don't think it's normal to be worn out this early,...
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Old 03-27-2003, 06:21 PM   #9
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I think it is fairly understandable. I would say 60-100K would be reasonable but it depends on the driving. Sandy has done a lot of auto-x's although her launches haven't been insane I think Cary's launches have probably been harder on it. Anyways, I think it is reasonable. On my old RS the clutch was gone at around 80,000kms and on my old M3 clutch went at the same time.
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:57 PM   #10
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well w/ some auto-xing and some agressive driving....for us who knows how to drive MT....80k seems to be normal and acceptable...

so 62k is really too early for sandy....

hoking: i pm her about the clutch....let me know....

tora: $600 really sounds not bad for ACT....just a little bit more than my Civic's....last time i forgot who told me it's like $750 w/ taxes or sth?! (my civic's is like $550 w/ taxes?!)

actually i think price is not bad only if the owner wants to spend the money or not....
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:20 PM   #11
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considering a stock clutch will cost almost the same price,. but with an aftermarket clutch, you get more benefits,.. why not right? kill 2 birds with 1 stone
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:23 PM   #12
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yes,.. i think a clutch should last 100k ish as well,...

but sandy's clutch @ 65k is slipping real bad,... any reason's as to why? i don't think it's normal to be worn out this early,...
65k sounds so early for me too....
when does it slip? like while going uphill, under hard acceleration, or anything?
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:29 PM   #13
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I think it is fairly understandable. I would say 60-100K would be reasonable but it depends on the driving. Sandy has done a lot of auto-x's although her launches haven't been insane I think Cary's launches have probably been harder on it. Anyways, I think it is reasonable. On my old RS the clutch was gone at around 80,000kms and on my old M3 clutch went at the same time.
no...I don't launch hard at all in autox, I think it's useless. With over 100 drag races, my clutch last 100,000km, and it still had about 10% left when I replace it.
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:22 PM   #14
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hoking: but performance clutch usually last shorter....they only consider performance....not really about life time....

i think sandy's clutch should still last her for awhile
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:36 PM   #15
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eh... no... my clutch doesn't slip yet.... I just feel that it's getting higher and higher so I just want to do the research first. I know it takes time to order a clutch so I didn't want to wait until I NEED to replace then order it.

Haha.... Eric, I thought you were the one who said my clutch was dead first when it was at 56k

Anyway, it sounds like the ACT clutch is the most reasonable and most popular?
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eh... no... my clutch doesn't slip yet.... I just feel that it's getting higher and higher so I just want to do the research first. I know it takes time to order a clutch so I didn't want to wait until I NEED to replace then order it.

Haha.... Eric, I thought you were the one who said my clutch was dead first when it was at 56k

Anyway, it sounds like the ACT clutch is the most reasonable and most popular?
yeah i always tease u will need to replace the clutch soon for the way u drive....but did i ever tell u u really do?

it's still a long way before ur clutch high up like ur bro's old clutch!
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yeah ACT is not bad...i love my ACT clutch...it's just....u don't want to get stuck in traffic....even it's only HD....but if u get Center Force Dual Friction....that's like OE replacement and u will still be very happy in traffics....
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Old 03-27-2003, 11:48 PM   #17
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eh... no... my clutch doesn't slip yet.... I just feel that it's getting higher and higher so I just want to do the research first. I know it takes time to order a clutch so I didn't want to wait until I NEED to replace then order it.

Haha.... Eric, I thought you were the one who said my clutch was dead first when it was at 56k

Anyway, it sounds like the ACT clutch is the most reasonable and most popular?
don't worry, by the time u start to feel a bit of real slip, until the car gets to a point that really undriveable, it takes some times too.
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:48 AM   #18
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don't worry, by the time u start to feel a bit of real slip, until the car gets to a point that really undriveable, it takes some times too.
Yah. I've driven an old pick-up truck that you could literally START the engine without worrying about it lurching forward. And yes, the CLUTCH was "engaged"! Talk about worn out. We couldn't make it up the hill going over 2nd narrows bridge it was that worn out!


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Old 03-28-2003, 02:15 AM   #19
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no...I don't launch hard at all in autox, I think it's useless. With over 100 drag races, my clutch last 100,000km, and it still had about 10% left when I replace it.
You drive an Audi w/ no drivetrain issues Bruno's 4000 and 5000TQ are both on stock clutches as well, with well over 200k on the odo.
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:44 AM   #20
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well i'v been looking into clutches as well, coz i find mine is going really high and is taking along time to move in 1st gear almost halfway off the clutch before it will engage and start moveing so i looked over in the Toronto fourm and those guys over there say to use BullyClutch made in TO so it's made in CAD. and not as expensive as the ACT clutch but has the same working as the ACT so find out abought that. Maybe we can get a G/B on these i'll go in with you Sandy to save on shipping if itis cheeper then stock
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Old 03-29-2003, 05:07 AM   #21
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Ron (grnlatern1) seems to like his ClutchMaster Stage 3 - but granted he now has an STi engine under the hood...
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