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Old 11-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: cincy
03 wrx
MBP black

Default clutch slipping in 03 wrx, clutch, install, and flywheel upgrade questions

03 wrx, stage 2, mostly suspension mods, 100k miles

car is my DD, couple auto x events a year, couple drag strip runs a year, very spirited weekend driver

clutch recently just started slipping in 5th and 4th gear under full boost

Did lots of research on NASIOC and I am gonna do the clutch and pressure plate swap myslef. (I have replaced my axles and knucles recently so I can get to that point no problem and I have replaced a clutch in a CRX couple years ago, so am somewhat knowledgeable in that regards).
Previous owner had upgraded the clutch with around 40k miles, so I am actually familiar with and enjoyed the heavy clutch pedal, but am somewhat concerned as to whether the flywheel has previously been resurfaced.

couple questions:
Leaning very heavily to either

1. Exedy clutck kit.... either OE, stage 1 or stage 1 HD

2. Competition Cutch stage 2 kit

3. Act heavy duty clutch kit

any suggestions?

I obviously want to resurface the flywheel with a shop that has a blanchard grinder, anybody know a good shop in and around the Cincinnati area that can do this for me or should I just buy a new OE one or a lightened one?

Kits comes with clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and alignment tool. Should I replace the rear main seal while I am in there?

Does a flywheel exist that falls somewhere between too light (12 lbs) and stock?

Any other recomendations?

Once I have the tranny removed, anybody in the Cincinnati area wanna help with installation including some beer and pizza or ok with being avaialble for questions?

Thanks in advance!
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