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Old 07-14-2003, 08:01 PM   #1
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I'm planning on installing a turbo kit in the next few weeks and am researching my clutch options. I have heard that the stock clutch will hold up just fine if I get a stronger pressure plate. Any advice on this? I'm planning on starting out with 4psi and possibly working up to 10psi in the future. What do you guys recommend, and what kinda prices am I looking at?
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Old 07-14-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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I run 6psi and a ACT street/strip clutch. Stiffer pedel but no harsh clutch enguagment. I believe I got mine for $320 for whole kit. Disc, pressure plate, and alignment tool. I run it with the JUN flywheel.
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Old 07-14-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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my personal opinion leans away from the ACT for subarus. Ive just seen/heard of too many breakages (na and turbo) when used with those clutches.
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Old 07-15-2003, 02:39 AM   #4
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I just installed (last saturday) and ACT Street setup - 304lb/ft of torque capacity and already love it. i drove to cali that nite and had to deal with la traffic the next morning, no problems. the clutch does grab harder and the pedal pressue is noticibly stiffer (ok by me). it's not a harsh start and easy easy to slip. i'm all for it!
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Old 07-16-2003, 02:03 AM   #5
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the Excedy has a light pedal and is gentle on the tranny. However dont expect to run alot of power through it. 7-8psi is probably the max Id reccomend it for. (not slipping at 6.6 though)
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:45 PM   #6
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thanks for the info guys. any comments on a stock clutch with stronger pressure plate?
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Old 07-16-2003, 07:49 PM   #7
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thanks for the info guys. any comments on a stock clutch with stronger pressure plate?
FWIW both excedy and act use stock disks unless you specify otherwise. Its just a stronger plate on both.
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:00 PM   #8
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Lotus... you have to upgrade your clutch. Most turbo setups, even mild ones will require it, thanks to goobs of extra torque.

I have had the Excedy13lb flywheel and ACT clutch setup for around 2 years now. The only problem experienced so far has been a bent fork. My car and tranny have survived many runs at the strip.

I think the key to longer tranny life is the lighter flywheel. You should seriously consider swaping in a lighter flywheel while you change your clutch anyway. That way you get the power down to the road.... and not totally trash your tranny in the process.
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:30 PM   #9
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Exedy Clutch and 13lb flywheel here...6-7 psi and no complaints at all.

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it was broken in properly, not drag raced on and only running 200 lb/ft of torque

I now have an Exedy clutch/flywheel, I like it so far
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Old 07-19-2003, 06:30 PM   #11
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i have a act and the peddle is stiff, not that bad. also it only has a ruff engagment sometimes. other times its just right
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:37 PM   #12
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get the act street clutch kit, it works really well and is hardy stiff at all
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:24 PM   #13
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Excedy clutch,Feels OEM because it is, (stock clutch is excedy) No slipping at 5psi,Upping the boost with a larger turbo soon though


Anyhoo,install the clutch before the turbo and do a flywheel at the same time,also replace the bearings at that time as well..



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