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Old 10-31-2011, 07:18 PM   #21
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For what its worth I had an F1 stage 3 in my first turbo miata and it ran 225whp for over 2 years and approx 30k miles. The one in my car at the moment has dealt with 270whp / 270 lbft torque for over 15k with no complaints.
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I hate to be obtuse, but it's a $3 Ching Chang clutch. What did you expect?
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For what its worth I had an F1 stage 3 in my first turbo miata and it ran 225whp for over 2 years and approx 30k miles. The one in my car at the moment has dealt with 270whp / 270 lbft torque for over 15k with no complaints.
I also have an F1 stage 3, for the past 3 years and 30k+ miles.

I daily my car, and do not recommend the clutch for this. I learned to drive it smooth, and hardly ever get shudder. I slip it hard from a stop. Never had a problem under power.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:23 PM   #24
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So would the FM stage 2 kit be good for a DD for a high hp car? Sorry for the thread jack....
The fm2 is fine for dd duty. Mine is actually slightly easier to use then my old ACT HDSS.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #25
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its because the imbalance of the sticker you left on

what stage was this clutch? i am running stage 3, levnubhin ran a stage 3 f1 and he dynoed 296 on his na. not sure how many miles he put on it with that output but still.
Stage 3. Maybe I just got a bad one..
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:30 PM   #26
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(Posting from my phone.)

A clutch is not a place to cheap. The pp on those kits are stock replacements.
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I also have an F1 stage 3, for the past 3 years and 30k+ miles.

I daily my car, and do not recommend the clutch for this. I learned to drive it smooth, and hardly ever get shudder. I slip it hard from a stop. Never had a problem under power.
i drive my car 70 mile commute every couple of days to school. it was akward at first but ive learned how to launch without looking like im a stick shift virgin
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It's really hard to slip the ACT HD 6-puck, the car will bog and buck like crazy instead, because it grabs.
Ya. I'm using Splittime's old sprung one. You can slip it if you're extremely delicate, but it's more comfortable to just grab and go most of the time. Every now and then the wheels will chirp. Or the PPF will clank and draw undesired attention while trying to slip it.

Something mechanical or habitual was the cause of this damage.
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Meanwhile my clutch feels stock, my 66 year old dad can drive it, and can hold all my power...
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I bought a $40 F1 stage 3 off some d00d on craigslist. Never slipped once, 10k on it, 3k of it boosted. Pain in the *** clutch though, but you learn how to drive with it (as everyone above has said).
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