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Old 02-09-2001, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Clutch Disc vs. New Clutch

I own a 97 GT and have noticed the clutch is starting to slip. I've noticed that Cobb Tuning sells the ACT clutch for ~$400 while SPO Motorsports advertises a clutch disc replacement for ~$150. My question is whether I can get away with just replacing the clutch disc and using the old stock pressure plate or do I have to change the whole clutch in its entirety.

Obviously, I'd rather keep cost to a minimum, so any other suggestions are welcome.


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Old 02-09-2001, 02:52 PM   #2
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If you're still normally aspirated and don't have many mods than you can just replace the clutch disc assuming your pressure plate is in good condition. Look for deep scoring marks around the finger area of the pressure plate.

The ACT clutch set uses the stock Subaru clutch disc(same part#'s) and you should be able to get one under $100 for the disc alone from Lisa at Troncalli Subaru(aka Sugar).

You can send me the $50 that you just saved.
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Old 02-09-2001, 05:13 PM   #3
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Chances are the reason your clutch is slipping is due to the fact that the pressure plate is losing its clamping force, hence, the cluch slips. Either way, regardless of the brand you choose, replace both as a set (including the throwout bearing)
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Old 02-09-2001, 08:20 PM   #4
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I just had my other cars clutch go and I found out that it is better to get the clutch kit {Clutch/plate/bearing}. Getting one and not the others may leave you with taking the whole thing apart a few thousand or hundred miles later.
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