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which clutch would be best?

Posted by Phinster, Apr 26, 2012

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  1. Phinster

    Phinster Probationary Member

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    I have a 95 eagle talon tsi awd with a six bolt engine with a t16 turbo. i am pushing about 300 hours power and am replacing the clutch. i have read a lot about clutches but still not sure which brand and if i should go with a smooth or puck clutch please post your opinion on which clutch i should go with.
     
  2. Hitmachine101

    Hitmachine101 Proven Member

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    ok If I was at 300-400 hsp and wanted to replace the clutch with the mind of not going over 400 hsp ( Im assuming this is the hsp range youll be staying at because you havent mentioned that your going for more )

    Id go with a act 2600 pressure plate ( or another brand with similar clamping force )
    from there id go with a full faced clutch disc from south bend, organic or kevlar that disc will take some heat and beatings,

    if you plan on launching the car repeatidly then you ll have to go puck
    if you want to take the car to the track once in a while and take some time between runs the full faced clutchs will work fine

    The act kits are good but the springs pop out of the disc s so id stay away from the kits and piece together a kit of your own


    I would stay with sprung clutch s, the non sprung discs are rough on the transmissions

    the full face clutch discs are great for DD smooth engagement
    Once you get into clutch pucks there very chattery

    As for twin discs clutch kits, your under the hsp range for that, once you get up to 500 600 hsp then thats a great kit to look at by exedy

    thats my 2 cents, this thread will take off and youll get 10 thousand opinions with their experience as well

    good luck
     
  3. KuckFatrina

    KuckFatrina Proven Member

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    +1 for the ACT 2600

    Id also recommend the oem throw out bearing from Mitsubishi for which ever clutch you decide. Its a higher quality than most you would find in some clutch kits.
     

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  4. awd4u

    awd4u Proven Member

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    I would go puck clutch, like a Competition clutch stage 4.
     
  5. smokestack

    smokestack Proven Member

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    I have a 2600 act with a fidanza lightened flywheel shifts great. Probably would also suggest a oem throwout bearing heard alot of people going threw the aftermarket ones haven't had a problem with mine though. Also be gentle with the break in period too many bad story's of springs popping out.
     

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  6. ed1380

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    I talked to act and they said a 2200pp with a 6 puck will hold 400ft/lb. With a 2600 it'll hold 500ft/lb.
    I have a 2600 with a 6 puck and fidanza flywheel. It took me a day to get used to it.
     

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  7. DSM_Rastafari

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    Quick question, since this is already made, i think i can just add on, I plan on making it in the same 300-400 range. But once a week i take it to the raceway and drag so i'd be hard launching alot too, and probably once a month i'd take it to the tracks, and would be my every day DD. Would you still recommend puck?
     

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  8. Tiki2777

    Tiki2777 Proven Member

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    My 6 puck is really strong, but its worth getting used to it. It took a week to get used to it, but its not bad at all.
     

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  9. alex209

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    Look into sbc clutches
     
  10. WES_393

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    +1 Their SS series is rated for up to 550 ft/lbs of torque. The SS-X is rated for 650 ft/lbs OMG. The SS is also cheaper than ACT 2600 and good for 100 more ft/lbs of torque. Puck and unsprung disks are noisy and wear out drive line parts much faster. 2600lb and up pressure plates also put more pressure on the TOB and thrust bearing as well as the ACT's being known for breaking fingers.

    Go South Bend and never look back. Just be sure to use an OEM TOB instead of the one they supply.
     
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  11. DsMWookie

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    This or a ACT2100 is plenty for you. A 2600 is overkill for what you're car is making and the 2100 would offer a much lighter pedal pressure in comparison.


    I do recommend the SBC clutches. Tim at TMZ Performance carries them and he is an excellent vendor. Good luck.
     

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  12. Phinster

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    I don't plan on racing mine so which would be most streetable? But can still handle the torque??
     
  13. ed1380

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    For your goals I would recommend a xtd stage 4. Its the only eBay clutch that is actually liked on tuners. Its a 2200pp with a 6 puck. Good enough for 400lb/ft
     

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  14. crazytsiawd

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    A few months driving on that 2600, and you will have one leg bigger then the other LOL , but as others said 2100 is more then enough for you.
     

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  15. davidrosario

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    either ACT or clutch master and exedy
     
  16. Phinster

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    opinions on fidanza v1 clutch kits?
     
  17. Lehman_285

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    Ok iv Ben looking at the ACT kits and this may be a dumb ? But what is the difference between Solid disc and a 6 pad or 4 pad clutch as in us wise
     
  18. ed1380

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    a street disk can be slipper more. 6 puck will grab harder, but less streetable. 4 puck will be horrible, but doable.
     

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  19. GsxAZman

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    I dont know if Road Race Engineering sell these anymore but I love my RRE no name clutch. In between the ACT 2100 and 2600 with very little pedal effort to engage clutch unlike the 2600.
     
  20. Seth1191

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    I just bought a 95 talon tsi the car is completely stock but im planning on trying to get 300-350 whp but the clutch is slipping bad so i need to replace it the car is goin to be a dd so i need something that can take abuse but also be easy to drive any ideas on what type of clutch i should go with ?
     

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  21. factorycoltgt

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    If you can get by with a 2100 go for it over the2600.
    less pedal pressure is much nicer. Ive had both
     
  22. Seth1191

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    I bought a xtd stage 3 off of evay amd just put in in yesterday but the clutch doesnt feel right at all ive tried bleeding the clutch and adjust the pedal and still doesnt feel right it's extremely light, lighter than the stock clutches ive had any ideas what it could be ?
     

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  23. Seth1191

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    And how can i tell what type of clutch that was in the car ?
     

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  24. ThunderChild

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    Might want to check your clutch fork.

    Have you driven the car yet? If it drives fine, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Xtd and other ebay clutches may be subject to lacking quality control. If the clutch fingers are weak it will fill extremely light. Do some more trouble shooting.
     

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