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Old 02-25-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Update

So couple weeks back I posted some threads asking about clutches and flywheels etc. I got lots of helpful input from members, which I really appreciate.

Any how long story short I had to get my clutch changed.

I ordered a XTR stage 1 clutch kit with lightweight flywheel from ebay.
$495 to my door. Decent price for a nice product. With the clutch job came a couple of unexpected repairs such as the drive shaft flexible coupling and the center bearing also a exhaust mount.

I just got the car back from my mechanic today. Drives good but I need to break in the Clutch so I am not pushing it for now. The first thing I noticed is that I can't ride the clutch it's very aggressive.

I will have another update once i break the clutch in.

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Ride the clutch? Why would you want to?
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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I ordered a XTR stage 1 clutch kit with lightweight flywheel from ebay.
$495 to my door. Decent price for a nice product.


Quick question, did you get charged anything for duty or brokerage?

Let the clutch break itself in see how it is. Your old clutch was probably slipping a bit letting you ride it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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Yeah, my aftermarket clutch is grabby too. Breaking in a clutch ??? What's to break in ?

I second the question ... ride the clutch ?? Not a good habit.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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Hawgripper.....I can tell you know what I a m talking about with the slippage. I think your right the clutch was just old and allowing me to ride it. I guess I should put some more mileage on the new clutch and see how it goes from there.

As for your question, Yes i paid a brokerage fee of $26.07 at the door.

Thanks and take care.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:40 AM   #6
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any gear rattle with the flywheel?
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:27 AM   #7
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a little bit. I think it is normal for a light weight flywheel.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:33 AM   #8
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yes, the dual mass gets rid of most of the noise. I also noticed more gear noise in 5th.

But it sure spins up faster Also stalls easier ;(
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #9
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same here i noticed more gear noise in 5th, and stalls easier for sure. But I do like the improved performance.

Do you find that the gears go in a bit harder or is it just me? Especially 1st gear. Or should I be worried.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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not sure, it's been too long since I did mine and my shifter is sloppy anyway.
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