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Old 01-09-2001, 10:06 PM   #1
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Question So what does a clutch do?

Ok Guys,
I'm looking at all these subie part sites and I'm wondering. What does a good clutch do for you car? Does it improve the way the ride feels or what? I'm a bit clueless...
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Old 01-09-2001, 10:15 PM   #2
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sounds to me that you should read this page.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/clutch.htm

It's a short read, but very informative.

Anyways, getting back to your question about aftermarket clutches - essentially, a stronger clutch will hold more torque. Essential when you're running a turbo, because your stock clutch will slip. Drawbacks are it will take more effort to push down the clutch pedal, and it takes more finesse to drive the car smoothly.

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Old 01-09-2001, 10:18 PM   #3
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A clutch makes your windows (expecially the passanger side) go down faster

I'm guessin' that a ACT clutch in a stock RS won't do much since the power isn't there.
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Old 01-09-2001, 10:27 PM   #4
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actually, the ACT clutch is a sure tried and true solution for clutch shudder with the stock clutch, so it's definitely useful for a stock RS, if you have this problem and dealers are unable/unwilling to help.

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Old 01-09-2001, 11:49 PM   #5
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I noticed my passenger side window shuddering a bit yesterday as it went down. Would I benefit from the use of an ACT clutch on it?
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Old 01-11-2001, 11:45 PM   #6
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Hey Everyone,
Thanks for all the info. I now know a little more about my car. The more I learn the better!!
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Old 01-12-2001, 02:07 PM   #7
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We're all kidding here, right?

guys?


anybody? body? body? body?
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Old 01-12-2001, 02:24 PM   #8
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dre really wanted to know how a clutch worked, and yes, everyone is kidding about the windows.
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Old 01-12-2001, 02:51 PM   #9
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Edwin put it nicely. Being one of those advertising a performance clutch ... it is definitely needed when you step up to a turbo, but it's well worth putting in that extra effort to push it down, and the finesse to drive it smoothly ... if I can do it, I'm sure all of you can! (I've driven Byron's car during commuter hours on the 405, and I was able to make it all the way without cramping my leg or having to switch drivers!) I've developed a lot of finesse for that B-Spec performance clutch (and a little left-calf muscle too)! vk www.B-SpecUSA.com

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Old 01-12-2001, 04:34 PM   #10
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Using the ACT clutch for a NA RS isn't bad. There's noticeable differences. First and foremost is the gears lock ALOT quicker, so you're able to shift quicker. Helps a lot with a short throw shifter too First gear gets tricky at first though cause it'll lock quick. But after a while, you get use to it and it'll seem quicker. Same thing for the feet cramps the first few drive in traffic heehehe

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