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Old 11-06-2007, 01:13 PM   #21
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I used it and it started sliping around 14 psi. And it was all downhill from there.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #22
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the problem with the F1 kit is that the PP is an OEM replacement, the disc however is a nice disc. NeoGenesis was running his at 190hp/170tq without issues.

easy solution, buy the same disc from clutchnet.com and couple it with their stronger (Red or yellow) PP.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:40 PM   #23
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I got the F1 Stage III with oh about 3k miles on it now. It makes some squeel/groan noise starting from a stop which is a bit of a pain in the ***. It's hilly here and I usually hold the e-brake when I'm at a stoplight uphill to keep the chatter down to a reasonable level.

Running 8psi now and it holds just fine. Gonna be bumping it up to 12 sometime this month hopefully.

If I could go back, I probably would have just gone with something more reputable honestly.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:11 PM   #24
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So is the 1.8L clutch that much better to get? What do you have to replace to make it fit on a 1.6L? Clutch, PP and flywheel?
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:04 PM   #25
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So is the 1.8L clutch that much better to get? What do you have to replace to make it fit on a 1.6L? Clutch, PP and flywheel?
It is not needed.. a 1.6L ACT XD clutch will hold 250 ft/lbs. But yes, you would need the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:41 AM   #26
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im looking for something that's reputable and won't cost me any harm in the future..like if i want to upgrade the turbo stuff like that
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:17 AM   #27
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How come you guys recommend ACT and not one of the other companies, like centerforce or exedy?
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #28
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Cause it's proven.


I'm running the centerforce dual friction now...ill probably be pulling the clutch disc this spring. I don't think anyone here has tried the DFX.

exedy doesn't make anything worthwhile but stock.
Spec clutches have a quality control issue.
Clutchnet.com stuff is good
Competition clutch stuff is good

but the problem is this, we all run lots of torque and a lot of these manufacturers don't A. list the clamping force of the PP B. list the torque load of the clutch kit.

ACT does, and there are little to no complaints when people use them.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:37 AM   #29
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you don't really need the 6-puck version which adds a bit of cost. prostreeonline.com and caroline clutch typically have the best prices.


or you can go for something from clutchnet. get the red PP with the yellow standard clutch disc, that should be plenty, save you bucks.


or the F1 6-puck kits on ebay for $150
+1 for Carolina Clutch, I bought my ACT HD from them. Great price, great price, got here fast.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:40 PM   #30
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HD = feels like stock, clutch engages close to the floor. can hold a good amount of torque on a 1.8L
XT = increased pedal effort. can hold almost anything you throw at it.
Since the HD is rated at 298 ft/lbs of torque, feels more like stock, and he only wants to go to ~230 hp, why not suggest it instead of the XT and save about $100? Is the rating not something you can reliably put on a clutch and expect it to last, meaning you need a larger buffer?
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Since the HD is rated at 298 ft/lbs of torque, feels more like stock, and he only wants to go to ~230 hp, why not suggest it instead of the XT and save about $100? Is the rating not something you can reliably put on a clutch and expect it to last, meaning you need a larger buffer?
Are we recommending a street or race clutch kit? The street kit is only rated for 233 ft-lb, but that's the one I went with
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:48 AM   #32
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I am also running the ebay F-1 stage 3 in my car at 9psi and it has held well. The only bad part is that it chatters pretty bad from a stop......pretty annoying but worth the $$ if you dont drive it every day.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:58 AM   #33
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The HD/street is only rated for 233, but lots of guys use it for 230+ without issues. I'm using an HD/6-puck which is rated for 298.

I don't think I've ever heard of an issue from someone using an ACT clutch. Mine has been totally bulletproof. 5000rpm clutchdrops, burnouts, hard 1-2s, chirping 4th gear, and it just takes it like a champ.

Kyle, we should compare. Mine chatters on occasion, but only when I'm lazy with the engagement. Once you get used to it, you learn how to get rid of the chatter.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:09 AM   #34
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I'm running the ebay, XTD stage 3, 6 puck and the chatter is insane, i can make it NOT chatter, but the only cure is driving it REALLY hard from a take off, i think my engine mounts were going bad even before i put the clutch on, but i have some mazda-comps on the way, i HOPE it helps, otherwise im getting one of those ebay torque damper thingies,
and if even THAT doesnt help ill just fu**in make some solid motor mounts out of derlin because i cant seem to find any anwyhere.
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:01 AM   #35
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The XTD flywheel is 9lb ,The ACT is 10lb maby that is the difference because the friction material is the same. The only other thing could be stiffer dampening springs in the pressure plate.
But if it's true , From what I can find out, the opinion is that like heaps of other stuff the XTD and ACT clutches and flywheels are made in the same factory and painted different colours.
Please correct me if you know for sure that I'm wrong.
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:04 AM   #36
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Sorry That should have been stronger springs in the clutch plate ( friction disc).
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:49 AM   #37
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what do you guys think about this
http://www.clutchnet.com/product.php...6&cat=0&page=1
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