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Old 05-29-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Mixing clutch parts: OEM disc, ACT pressure plate

Has anybody ever tried (or had to) use an aftermarket pressure plate with an OEM/OEM style disc successfully? I'm not a big fan of chattery discs, but I don't mind a stiff pedal.

I have an OEM style replacement disc and pressure plate from NAPA, but I'm going to be turboing the Miata in the upcoming month or two, and I want to have something that's cost effective, easy to street drive (can be slipped without shaking the car apart), and can hold the power I eventually want to build up to (12 psi or 220 hp, whichever comes first).

Here's what I want to pair up:
ACT Xtreme pressure plate
NAPA oem replacement clutch disc

However, if I can get a good deal on a HD00 clutch from ACT, it's good for 200ftlb of torque ... but is that more or less than what would be achieved from the XT pressure plate and a NAPA disc?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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all the ACT "street disc" kits use an OEM exedy disc.

but herelies the problem....buying the ACT PP costs just as much as the kit (PP, Disc, TOB, & tool).....

there's nothing wrong with your idea of pairing the two, but unless you get a better deal in the end, I suspect the point is mute...

see prostreetonline.com for prices on kits and just PPs.
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Exactly what Braineack said. I just did the ACT Xtreme PP and its a stock exedy disc that comes with the "street disc". It does feel nice and it comes with pilot and release bearings and a neat little tool.
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Interesting ... I'll have to see what I can find in regards to pressure plates. Thanks again for the help
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