XTD clutch

Posted by hotshot_tsi, Jan 13, 2008
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  1. hotshot_tsi

    hotshot_tsi Probationary Member

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    I'm going to get a clutch kit for my 1g tsi AWD and after doing some research I came up with some arguements between an ACT 2100 and a 2600. I have found a stage 3 clutch kit w/ a chromemoly flywheel for a decent price.
    eBay Motors: XTD® STAGE 3 CLUTCH & FLYWHEEL/90-92 ECLIPSE /TALON AWD (item 190187075837 end time Jan-08-08 18:03:14 PST)
    I know a person with a 240sx and a person with a 2g gsx with them and they swear by them, I was just wondering if its a good buy or a no go. I'm only planning to do mild mods (under 300lbs of torque) and am doing basically 90% daily driving and only like 10% light to light drag.

    Thanks much
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  2. boostedgsx1997

    boostedgsx1997 Proven Member

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    Don't buy any chip clutch kit from eBay, like XTD,F1 or eclutchmaster.
    With this you can have only problems, and you can broke your tranny.
    I recommend ACT2100 or ACT2600 sprung disk.
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  3. nfernotalon

    nfernotalon Proven Member

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    I bought a stage 3 XTD clutch and lightweight flywheel in May and has been working great, no problems with either and fit perfectly... thats my experience, its very streetable too.. running 15psi and creeping to 20LOL
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  4. black91awdturbo

    black91awdturbo Proven Member

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    I also had the stage 3 clutch and flywheel in my last dsm (91 awd) and I was running 20-25psi on my 20g and had zero issues at all. I had the clutch in the car for the better part of 10k and the local I sold it too is still going strong a year later and many many passes later.
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  5. 91spoolin

    91spoolin Proven Member

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    Its seems that everytime someone wants to get something other than an ACT clutch people jump all on them. Does every DSM'er except me work for ACT as a sales rep? I personally thought that ACT were great coming from a Centerforce D/F. My first one lasted about a year and a half then starting slipping like no other. I figured it was just the abuse. The next one lasted less then a year until the disc blew apart. Since then an ACT clutch has not touch my car! I will get a cheap eBay clutch and change it once a year then spend 3x as much for something that I should NOT have change that often.
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  6. Pursuit

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    I have bad attempt with chip eBay clutches already.
    If you driving slow and not going to race your car you can buy chiper.
    but i recommend exedy or act.
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  7. rb25det510

    rb25det510 Proven Member

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    i may not have any say cause my car makes no power bt i have the stage 2 in my galant gsx. its been in ther for 3 years! taken all the abuse i can throw at it side steps at 5k slipping it waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much, everything. ive put almost 40k on it in that time span and it still grabs like it did the day i put it in.
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  8. Pursuit

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    Everything it's came for what are you going to use this clutch race or normal driving.
    I already say if you going to drive slow with low boost it's okay.
    But when i take my first XTD stage 3 and set on 15PSI on my 50 trim this clutch just i not have world for that :notgood: :mad: just dependence how are you driving :} thats it's not racing clutches.
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  9. rb25det510

    rb25det510 Proven Member

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    i guess but this is going to be his daily that he drives normaly 90% and it will have less than 300 tq. that clutch is fine for him. and even if it goes quickly its not like he spent 400 on it. btw your post hurt my eyes to read.
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  10. Pursuit

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    Sorry but the English it's not my first language :p
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  11. Merkles

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    I've had an XTD Stage 1 Clutch for over a year and its still working good for me
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  12. matt98eclipse

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    I also have a xtd 6 puck clutch and has been installed for a few months now and haven't had any issue at all exept a little bit of clutch chatter! Im at 10 pounds creeping to 15 with my evo3big16g. I personally think its a pretty good clutch. It also takes time to get use to.
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  13. Laser-Fist

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    Is down syndrome your first language? Seriously this thread is brutal, WTF? You always run the risk of getting a crappy product when you go with a no-name cheap eBay brand. I run a F1 "2200lb" pressure plate and a Carbon Kevlar sprung street disc from F1. I am into this clutch for $175.00 and it is all made by SECO. Does it out perform ACT, maybe. It is cheap, it likes a little heat, and it never slips unless I'm doint the slipping.
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  14. BringBackDSM

    BringBackDSM Banned Member

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    XTD isn't really a no name anymore. People have been running them for a long time with no trouble. Actually I have never seen a bad review on them.
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  15. black91awdturbo

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    Like I said in my last post I had the stage 3 xtd on my 91 awd with a 20g at 20-25 psi depending on what fuel I had in the car. I have put many many passes down on that clutch and the kid I sold the car too is still racing on it today. It has been a good 2 1/2 yrs since I installed it in the car. If thats not racing I dont know what is :thumb:

    Also what eBay clutch did you use? Remember eBay has tons of differnt sellers with tons of differnt parts!
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  16. FlatBlackTerror

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    http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/art...views/263823-ebay-xtd-stage-3-clutch-kit.html


    Tried it and it literally blew up on me. While i did have a 50 trim it was on low boost without a tune.
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  17. rrussell

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    I will be pulling a engine trans out of a friends car this next week that was running a XTD clutch.

    It held up longer then the engine did and i told him it wouldn't make it a year and he would be changing it.

    I was wrong... engine went first.ROFL
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  18. CompuBob_TSi

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    when my friend origionally owned my car two years ago we put in a XTD 6 puck with lightened flywheel and pressure plate.. I own the car now and it still works great, and I beat the crap out of it.
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  19. Nicks2319

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    I have the XTD stage 3. Works great, grabs great! But DO NOT USE THE THROWOUT BEARING. USE AN OEM TOB.
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  20. rb25det510

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    yeah i figured that out the hard way... i had tob explode on me.:D
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  21. Pursuit

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    How i say i had bad attempt with no name clutches :)I drive over 1k miles and trying to break in this cluches but :nono: For chip price i prefer exedy stage 1 i have friend run with 2.3 stroker with 16G on 20PSI with stage 1 clutch, and this clutch grab OMG.

    BTW: i just remove one F1 stage 3 from my car.
    I am selling it for 80$ if some one have interest let me know ;)
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  22. Mikael SS

    Mikael SS Proven Member

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    Cheap.

    You seem to be the only person who has had trouble with them. I have an XTD stage 3.
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  23. Pursuit

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    Yeah for that im goint to sell this great clutch kit :thumb:
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  24. suprasalas

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    hey man did the xtr clutch work with you?
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  25. turbo98eclipse

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    Keep in mind this was from 2008. I ran a xtd 6puck for a few months and it was fine fwiw...
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