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Old 06-07-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default RS-T Help?(Recomendations?) Which clutch/flywheel do you have?

I'm looking to buya new clutch/flywheel so, I can put it on when I install my Ludespeed stg3 kit.
I'm going to start off with 5psi and will probaly want to turn it up later to 9 or 10. Basically I want to run around 300ft.lbs....

So far I have a someone that's going to sell me their Exedy flywheel for $300 and someone who can get me a Clutchnet copper 6 puck for around $450.

Anybody think I should just go with the Exedy sport clutch or will that slipat 300ft.lbs? For me, It would be easier and faster to get it, thats why I ask.

So, please let me know which clutch your running,
at what, hp/ft.lbs/psi, how it feels .........anything................to help e decide.
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Old 06-07-2003, 01:37 PM   #2
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I've got a fidanza flywheel with a street/strip ACT clutch. Alot of people don't like the ACT becaues it is like a on/off switch. i have a sprung version, with a 9 pound flywheel(sucks oin traffic) If i did it again i would get a flywheel no lighter than 13pounds. It is very sensitive setup! perfect for road racing, bad for the drag strip, but fun when beating on it on the road. My car is most likley running about 300hp at the motor (will dyno it after the motor has some miles on it) clutch is holding up fine right now but i didn't turn the boost up to 15psi yet. There is ten or fifteen setups you can go with what are up trying to do? If you are on the street, or strip sometimes you my want to get a sprung clutch For longer trans life, and ease of engaugement.
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have the excedy flywheel/clutch combo @ 6.6 boost (ludespeed kit)

The clutch holds the power fine, but you can and will slip the clutch on high rpm launches. No slipping once fully engauged in 5th though.
Its a mixed blessing. Means you wont break your tranny nearly as easy, but wont hold the ultimate power other clutches might. Pedal feel is nearly stock, so you dont get worn out in traffic.
Do yourself a favor and dont buy a puck clutch until you absolutely need it to hold the power.
Flywheel is great though. Right weight. Right material.
If I had it to do over, Id probably get the excedy flywheel and the ACT clutch though.
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Old 06-07-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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I have ACT Street clutch, though, it may actually be the race clutch anyways, I also have JUN Flywheel.

Drives fine, other complain that the clutch is too stiff, but I didn't notice a difference at all with the Flywheel installed. I run 8psi and I think it drives great with this combo regardless if I dont' notice a difference

I haven't experienced any slipping at all, stop and go traffic is a pain with any type of clutch (I think), only problem that I've had is a broken clutch fork. Most likely due to stiffer clutch and putting a strain on it.


EDIT: just read Jeff22's post about his clutch. Sounds like I have the same one as him. Though I ordered a Street Clutch. RS_NW also has ACT street clutch and they are NOT the same. So one does not have a street clutch, unless they radically changed them over a period of time. Mine is on/off. Great for launching though!
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:08 PM   #5
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I am using Clutchmaster stage 3 + exedy flywheel (12.5lb)

I like this combo.... should work very well with stage 3 kit that I am going to install

the clutch paddle is like stock feeling but can hold 110% over stock

I have an extra brand new one at home. let me know if you are interested

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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Exedy flywheel is already a done deal. So, that's the one I'm gettin.
$300 brand new, is a good price right?

Since, I still have the stock tranny, I want a clutch that will slip a little. When I get my kit I'll be running 5psi. By next year, I should be running 10-12. Hopefully I'll have a STi RA tranny by then so, I'll want it to hold the power when I get it.

I've heard bad stories about the ACT clutches trashing trannies. Besides, I don't think I'm going to like the on/off thing plus a stiff pedal.

Midwayman....Thanks, you just made up my mind not to get the Exedy clutch. If it will slip at 6.6 psi then it's too weak for me.

SWAT....Someone told me his CM stage3 broke up into little pieces w/o driving hard. That's why he recomended the Clutchnet copper 6 puck. But, I've also heard it's a very good clutch.
That's why I'm haveing a hard time decideing. I f decide to get the CM you'll be the first to know.

So, you installing your kit after all??

Has anybody had any expirience with a CM stage 3 while boosted?
So far it's in between the CM stage3 and the Clutchnet.
thanks for the help
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Old 06-08-2003, 06:18 PM   #7
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I had the Clutchmaster Stage 3, was good for the 5-7 psi range. Once I moved up to the higher boost with the TT setup, the Stage 3 was slipping all over. Eventually settled with a AP Racing Group N clutch & STi flywheel. That combo rules. I've had no problems, even when I've pushed 17psi.
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Old 06-08-2003, 08:48 PM   #8
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HHHmmmm.....I didn't know the STi flywheel fit the 2.5??
Where dd you get the clutch & for how much?
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Old 06-08-2003, 09:34 PM   #9
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It doesn't fit a RS tranny, you are correct. I have a STi V4 tranny, so it works... Clutch & Flywheel were $1300ish from Adam @ Z1
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Old 06-09-2003, 04:32 PM   #10
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I have the Fidanza/ACT Street combo. Dont have any problems in traffic either. I dont even need to slip the clutch to get in 1st from dead stop

Upside: Held 9psi for 10K miles and now holds 12psi fine and rev matching is so nice and easy.

Dowside: The only downside is that when cold, the clutch doesnt wanna engage and starts chudder very crazily. I had the same problem on the stock clutch/flywheel so I know how to get by it.. It goes away when tranny is warmed up though.
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:14 PM   #11
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Stock flywheel and clutch disc, ACT pressure plate. Very nice streetable setup, wish I would've done the flywheel but hey I'm a married man.
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