Clutch decision help

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Clutch decision help

Postby Cord » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:49 pm

My clutch blew up on me, possibly the flywheel too. I've been searching around for a little while for compatable parts for my GT-four. This is my first time getting parts for a JDM car so i've kinda defaulted to RHDjapan.com. I'm not a hardcore racer or anything, mostly just street driving but toyota can't partmatch anything for me so i need to go aftermarket. I see you guys have pretty good reviews of clutchmasters and stuff but are they compatable with RHD? if no i've narrowed it down to:

OS Giken Super Single:
http://www.rhdjapan.com/os-giken-super- ... yota-51292

or

Exedy Hyper Single:
http://www.rhdjapan.com/exedy-hyper-sin ... -gte-25977

both are pretty pricey but i'm not very good at shopping for parts haha. Any input on decent RHD compatable clutches or which of these you think would be more streetable would be much appreciated :notworthy:
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby Corey » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:04 pm

I've been running an ORC Ogura 409 single plate which I bought from RHDjapan a few years ago.

I've now got ~30,000 km on it and still going strong, although the thin disk has me paranoid that it wont last as long as an organic disk.

It's a great clutch for city driving, very easy to manage on hills. It does rattle however when the clutch is released. It has antirattle springs which you can see around the circumference of the flywheel which help, but it's still audible in the car.

Another ORC option is the ORC 400 single plate with Organic material.

http://www.rhdjapan.com/orc-400-light-h ... -gte-57218

EDIT: Just reading that page on the Organic ORC 400... Im not sure if it comes with a light weight flywheel or not, like the 409's....




Here are some pics of my 409 clutch.

http://www.rhdjapan.com/orc-409-single- ... -gte-14512

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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby magnum » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:45 pm

Both are good choices. I have the Exedy on my GT-Four. It's easy to drive day to day with.
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby 5thgenbliss » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:56 am

I had an OS Giken super single in my gt4RC up until recently. Long story short, I ended up taking it out not because I wanted to, but as a process of elimination for a problem that ended up being a fatiguing master cylinder. Nothing wrong with the clutch :( a tough lesson in not taking the time to think about my course of action. I was too caught up in trying to get it fixed asap while in the middle of crazy work. Anyways, its got about 18,000km on it, used it for daily driving for one year. Great clutch, does the classic rattle like the ORC of Corey's. Its just sitting in a box now. I'm planning to sell it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Like Corey said, its a metallic disc and it seems thinner than an organic type, but its also harder than organic so it wears differently. I measured the thickness left, can't remember off hand, but I talked to the OS Giken rep for North America, and he said there's still decent life out of it, but can't really predict how long it will last due to different driving styles etc etc. Fyi. You can buy a rebuild kit for it through the rep to which includes a new flywheel and disc.

I've got a oem stock setup with stock flywheel now. I'd put the OS back in, but that requires me to drop the motor again. I'm financially not in the position to do that right now so stock it will have to be for me. When I get some time, I should post my Super Single in the for sale section.
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby Cord » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:35 pm

Ok thanks for the help so far guys. I'm leaning towards the os giken so far, the sound isn't my favorite but they seem to be good quality. My main hesitation would be how hard they make the pedal but from your reviews they seem all good.
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby 5thgenbliss » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:04 am

pedel feel is great. not hard at all.
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby built2run » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:48 am

i actually prefer a stiff pedal, it feels more real to me idk
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Re: Clutch decision help

Postby krogers128 » Thu May 12, 2011 2:51 am

i bought a stage 3 comp clutch, of course i cant drive it yet but my buddy has the same one in his 94 MR2, which btw is what i ordered from them cause those work in st205's, but it drives super smooth. and he's got a solid 350ish hp.
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