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Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2RM » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:53 pm

My spec stage 3 took a crap last week, only 30k on it! Took it apart turns out one of the springs on the pressure plate broke off and scared flywheel pretty bad...What a piece of junk! So now looking for peplacement. What do you guys think i should get? Im looking for a durable single disk street-performance clutch. I might need a new flywheel also....
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2of81 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:18 pm

ATS sells a nice stage 4 clutchmasters clutch, that is comparable in design to your spec stg iii. So if you liked the feel of the spec, the clutchmasters is a simular design but higher quality.
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2RM » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:24 pm

After reading the forum Im leaning towards ACT HD pressure plate and SS disk. It is abit pricey $570.... What do you think?
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2RM » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:11 am

there is also this combo on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXEDY-OEM-CLUTC ... 256b8a4cf1
Well priced! How are these Exedy clutches? Anyone had experiense with those?
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby Awesome-Trac » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:53 am

Checkout my post when u get a chance, I was looking for recommendations and these guys gave a pretty good idea on what clutch to invest in
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby toayoztan » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:09 am

Never had issues with ACT, nor are there many complaints except for the pedal feel is a bit on the heavy side (but I always get used to it).

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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby RoAdbOy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:19 am

2RM wrote:there is also this combo on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXEDY-OEM-CLUTC ... 256b8a4cf1
Well priced! How are these Exedy clutches? Anyone had experiense with those?


i've exactly this clutch since 30k, it's not heavy, tried many times drag racing and boosted 17-18psi with ct26, no problen since today... You can feel the exedy quality for cheap, I recommend it. :)
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2RM » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:50 pm

Ok, im going with the exedy street+F1 flywheel. Cant beat $280price, and exedy seems to get better reviews than spec....
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby RoAdbOy » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:16 pm

2RM wrote:Ok, im going with the exedy street+F1 flywheel. Cant beat $280price, and exedy seems to get better reviews than spec....

i hope you will like it :)
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby phattyduck » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:46 pm

My Spec clutch was fine until I had gear oil leak all over it from a trans leak. :twisted:

That said, Exedy and ACT both make great clutches. I have heard more mixed reviews about other manufacturers... I felt like I was taking a calculated risk buying the Spec clutch.

I'm currently running a Spec pressure plate, Fidanza aluminum flywheel and a ACT disk. :)

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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 2RM » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:14 pm

I like it a lot! Very light pedal feel, sems to hold the power just fine. Havent hard launched it yet, but Im sure it would hold. Recomend to anyone with light mods!
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby 4rsnduction » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:47 pm

I used to use the stage2 clutch but it didn't hold upto my driving style.
I now use the exedy Sports Tuff Heavy Duty Button Kit TYK-6441HDB
Always use a brand new OEM fork bearing, some ppl like to call it a throw out bearing.
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby Corey » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:04 am

I've been running an ACT HD kit with light weight flywheel for about 3000km now. I'm really happy with the kit. Pedal is stiffer than the ORC kit I was running, but its something I've gotten used to now. It also engages really close to the floor while the ORC was higher up.
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Re: Dont buy spec clutch!

Postby Rpz123isme » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:33 am

I still use the exedy clutch even tho my last one only went 30 miles. :shrug:
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