First post, be kind…
From what I have read people have differing experiences with a stock clutch and a greddy setup… I just want to clear up a few things in my mind.
According to Braineacks faq (great info) the stock clutch slips at 6psi… I think the clutch slips because it can’t hold the torque? (Correct me if a am wrong) and I know from the dyno graphs that toque increases with rpm.. So is it slipping at redline, or at 4000rpm? Or at both? I have never experienced a slipping clutch and I am a little confused, 1) does it only slip when you are letting the clutch out, say when your in first at 3000rpm, or 2) does it slip as you are driving, thus causing a loss of power?
I want to run my greddy at 5psi to start, it has a few mods and will be able to handle closer to 8, but I can’t afford to replace my clutch until the end of summer… So should I hold of on installing the kit until the end of summer and do the clutch at the same time, or install it now run it at 5psi and go easy on it.. ie no hard launches, keep revs under 6500rpm, and no dumping the clutch.
Also I do have the money to replace the clutch, and motor and anything else that might go wrong with the car, but I am budgeting myself for a bi-monthly budget (so I don’t go crazy), because of the greddy kit purchase my next allowance of money for the car wont come until the end of the summer. The car is also a daily driver, so messing it up would be back for getting to work. I live in Canada so a clutch job with parts will run about 800$, and no I don’t think I could do it myself yet.
Any input would be great, oh and this forum is great!