What is the best Brand of Clutch for my RS Eclipse?

Posted by eclipsers97boy, Feb 12, 2011
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    So very soon i'm going to be repalcing my 420A motor with a new one (Bottom end issue). While Doing the swap I'm gonna do a new Timing Belt, Water Pump And Engine Gasket Kit. I also Figured I'd replace the Clutch since It has Roughly 170K on it, it grabs fine it's just I'm there and I figure mine aswell replace it. My plans in the near future maybe a Hann Turbo kit so I wanna get a decent one without breaking the bank. Any suggestions?:confused:
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    OEM. Just because your going turbo doesnt mean its going to ruin your clutch.
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    Is the factory clutch Sachs or LUK?:confused:
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    This. F1 RACING STAGE 1 PERFORMANCE STREET CLUTCH KIT SET - eBay (item 400169231483 end time Mar-01-11 13:26:02 PST)

    bulletdsm who is a wiseman on here reccomended it to me. I got it installed about a week ago. It can hold more power than the stock one and is good for lightly modified cars. It feel no different then stock. Maybe slightly more grabby.
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    No offence I had that exact same clutch in my 1995 GST and I went thru it in 15,000 miles! So i'm not gonna get another one!:D
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    Hopefully that doesnt happen to mine! Ive heard alot of good things about it. Did you ever do hard launches or dump it?
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    nope neva
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    When I was non-turbo I had great luck with the spec stage 3+, It has been a few years though so you might have better options now of course! Spec Stage 3+ Clutch Kit 95-99 Eclipse/Talon 420a It may be on the pricey side for you though, not sure what kind of budget you are working with either!
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    Thanx for all the help bu i think im gonna go with this one SACHS CLUTCH SET ECLIPSE/ TALON/ AVENGER/ NEON/ STRATUS - eBay (item 230513665166 end time Feb-15-11 13:14:01 PST)

    Any thoughts?

    Gonna use this clutch after all, good price and over 10 people recommended it on www.2gnt.com's forums to a kid running 8psi for boost! should of took your advice in the 1st place thank god i didn't buy anything yet!
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    Ya that's what sold me on it. Tons of people recommended it to me and I've heard of guys with turbo 420as running it with no problems.
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    Southbend makes excelent clutches for our cars.
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    i would go with a Sachs oem clutch.
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    south bend clutch
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