Another Clutch

After the season the Exedy clutch packed it in… or so I thought…

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The clutch looks good with no damage or discoloration and the springs look good. I was expecting all three issues as the clutch just slipped under boost.

 

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And then we looked at the pressure plate which looks like it has seen better days (Sorry, I forgot to take picture of the arms which are out of spec).

The next step is installing some beefier parts…

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An hour later and the transmission is back to where it should be.

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Lets hope this holds up to abuse!

A big thanks to Mark (Kungfu Panda) and Rick for helping me. It would have taken me a day to install opposed to just an hour!

Also, Thanks to MyTires and STRD for coming through with parts.

 

** Update**

ACT heavy duty pressure plate is a monster to engage. It’s a work out for the left leg to engage. Driving around town – this clutch is amazing. No chatter (yet), engagement is smooth unlike the characteristics of the Exedy which was a handful to engage.

We’ll see what happens after 500 KM . So far with 50 km on it I am loving the clutch. An unsprung clutch isn’t so bad…

On a side note I got to drive an OS Giken twin/multi clutch setup and I was very surprised at how tame it is given that it’s a race clutch. I so want… I just can’t justify the price tag yet. Thanks to Mark for letting me drive his street/time attack setup RSX.

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