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Old 10-19-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
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Last 2 days I've started to hear a whirring noise when pushing the clutch pedal (depressing clutch) and this morning it was making a higher pitched noise. My bank account wants me to just chalk it up to colder weather.. by the voice on my shoulder is saying PARTS!

So with that, looks like I'll be doing some clutch assembly shopping over the next month. Suggestions on any kits that won't break the bank but will put some noticeably better than OEM parts in there?

Keep in mind, I'm running a NA 2.5i that will most likely not see any performance mods beyond suspension and handling (maybe a CAI down the road). Currently at 97k miles, and plan on taking it to about 200k. Over the next year I'll be adding an SUV to the Legacy and Impreza garage line-up, in which my Impreza will no longer be my daily and hope to track it for funzies until I save up for sports coupe.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:47 PM   #2
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Full send, man. Stage 3 clutch with racing flywheel. You haven't lived until you've experience that which is bragging rights.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:49 PM   #3
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You're not going to be making much torque with an NA motor so I suggest just installing an Exedy OEM replacement clutch and maybe a lighter flywheel. The latter isn't a great bang for the buck... but you can feel it for a day or two until you get used to it.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:18 PM   #4
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You're not going to be making much torque with an NA motor so I suggest just installing an Exedy OEM replacement clutch and maybe a lighter flywheel. The latter isn't a great bang for the buck... but you can feel it for a day or two until you get used to it.
Agreed. Either Exedy OEM type with a light flywheel (no lighter than about 12-13LBS to avoid potential misfires) or an ACT HDSS clutch with light flywheel.

You drop about 10LBS with the flywheel and it's a big diameter. The engine WILL rev quicker, almost like a handful of power.
Yes, it will take a little getting used to. I have close to 100K miles on a light flywheel and ACT clutch. It's my DD and I spend time driving in the NY metro area including NYC traffic.
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Old 10-23-2018, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I'll certainly look at the Exedy and ACT. Noise has gotten louder over the last few days. :/ I've read that it's most likely the release bearing and although that singular part would be a lot cheaper than the entire kit, I'm someone that leans to just doing an entire assembly to avoid problems in the future.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:49 PM   #6
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Just do an OE assembly, BUT I will caution you on the lightweight flywheel. I've been there, and done that. For a daily driver do a stock fly. The LW one is cool on track and all, but not worth it if 99.5% of the time you'll be driving it on the street.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:36 AM   #7
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Just do an OE assembly, BUT I will caution you on the lightweight flywheel. I've been there, and done that. For a daily driver do a stock fly. The LW one is cool on track and all, but not worth it if 99.5% of the time you'll be driving it on the street.
Depends how light you go. I'm definitely not disagreeing. I have an Exedy Streetlight flywheel, 12.7 lbs, and some days I wish I stayed stock, but a 5lbs reduction would be much nicer than the nearly 10lbs loss I went with.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:20 AM   #8
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Just do an OE assembly, BUT I will caution you on the lightweight flywheel. I've been there, and done that. For a daily driver do a stock fly. The LW one is cool on track and all, but not worth it if 99.5% of the time you'll be driving it on the street.
good to know for future reference
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