Adjusting the Clutch Pedal

Lets talk clutches and everything drivetrain related

Adjusting the Clutch Pedal

Postby toayoztan » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:17 am

I changed out my clutch master cylinder the other day, and also happened to changed out my little bro's on his 240sx.

Of course the clutch pedal needed to be adjusted, but I started thinking about the different ways people adjust their clutch pedals. I'm not asking HOW to adjust, i'm wondering what has been known to be good, bad, and preferred.

Is there a standard proper way universal to most cars? I realize there's the BGB, but i'm asking on a general basis.

Is there a "best" way to adjust for racing? For 1/4 mile racing vs auto-x? If so, why?

Or is it all personal preference?

I was curious what all your insights are into this. I hear several things as far as "get rid of all free play off the floor," "you want free play," to "you want the clutch to fully disengage asap."

Thanks, and hopefully this comes to help others out! I feel adjusting the clutch can help make the car more enjoyable and this is something a lot of owners tend to either ignore as they feel it doesn't change much or they simply just don't know.

Bryan
Members don't see the above ad. Register now - it's free!
2017 Pilot Elite
2014 Juke NISMO RS
1994 Supra TT 6spd
1993 Alltrac - http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=37466
1977 Celica GT Liftback
2015 Grom
1977 GL1000
User avatar
toayoztan
GTFour God
 
Posts: 6734
Images: 1
Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:51 am
Location: Oklahoma

1993 Toyota Celica

Postby darthripley » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:15 pm

i would say a lot of it has to do with personal preference.

joe & i both like free play in the pedal.
i like it because on a hard launch i feel i can modulate the clutch better to allow the tires to only spin once or twice to get grip and then go.
it's also comfortable for both us for auto-x and regular street driving.

i suppose if you did lots of 1/4 mile drag racing, say for instance bracket racing, then you would want as much free play gone as possible as you would want an on/off clutch to eliminate any unnecessary time between engagement and disengagement.

hope that makes sense.
Image
86 RN66 Hilux 4x4 Turbo Truck "Falcon" 22RTE
87 AW11 MR2 "Super 2" 4AGZE
90 ST185 Celica AllTrac "Vadar" 3SGTE
99 SXV20 Camry "Maul" 5SFE
Female Moderator
User avatar
darthripley
All Trac Goddess
 
Posts: 4110
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:09 pm
Location: dallas, tx

Postby Mafix » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:02 pm

i keep only about a 1/4" of free play from the floor. but then i drag race mine. it's more preference i think.
Mafix
Gold Member
 
Posts: 5877
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:56 pm

Postby smog7 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:46 am

I am finding myself pressing the clutch pedal all the way to the floor more often... im guessing this is bad. how exactly do you adjust it? simply turn the nut at the top of the clutch pedal assembly?
-omar
my car doesn't leak oil, it just marks its territory
rally tarmac 1990 st185
User avatar
smog7
GTFour God
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:34 pm
Location: central coast, ca

Postby darthripley » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:35 am

i would check to make sure your clutch fluid is good first, then adjust the pedal.
Image
86 RN66 Hilux 4x4 Turbo Truck "Falcon" 22RTE
87 AW11 MR2 "Super 2" 4AGZE
90 ST185 Celica AllTrac "Vadar" 3SGTE
99 SXV20 Camry "Maul" 5SFE
Female Moderator
User avatar
darthripley
All Trac Goddess
 
Posts: 4110
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:09 pm
Location: dallas, tx

Postby Simba » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:47 am

I have mine set up to release near the top of the travel, last inch or so, largely so it's similar to all my other cars that have fairly long travel race pedals.

Lots of fast, loud things.
User avatar
Simba
Established Member
 
Posts: 2896
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:17 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: Adjusting the Clutch Pedal

Postby fruci101 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:09 am

Could you let me know where you got this clutch pedal assembly? I am having a hard time finding this for my alltrac
fruci101
Club Member
 
Posts: 49
Images: 0
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:36 am

1990 Toyota Celica


Return to Drivetrain Central

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests