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Old 05-08-2009, 12:16 AM   #1
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i know alot of peoplewill say either act or that fm stage 2. but what would you guys is the best bang for your buck. im planing on resurfacing my fly wheel and running some arp flywheel bolts if possible. need your insight on clutchs such as XTD stage 3 which goes for 150 on ebay and something like an exedy etc. wahat would you guys recommend need something that will hold some power and last a while my goals for my set up are goignto be 230-250 rwhp.
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This thread gets asked weekly... do a title search for the word clutch and start reading.

FM's new clutches would seem to be the shiznit, but I'd like to hear some guys who are running big power through them after 5-10k miles and see what they say. FM will probably tell you for 250whp, the Stg1 is acceptable. Stay away from puck'd clutches.
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I have an ACT HD in my car, and drove the FM Stg 1 a few days ago. I had to ask someone if the pedal effort was for real. Super easy for a clutch that is rated for 318 ft/lb.
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yeah thats why i haven't really ordered that one seems no one has really driven on it. and ive read threads on clutches all day today none seem to answer my question the way that i want it to be answered, so i might as well ask
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instaban is the best brand for clutches
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"best clutch" is not a term that goes along with the XTD available on ebay. That's not to say I don't like it - in fact, I love my XTD after putting it in last week, but let's be realistic, its torque handling comes from the 6-puck design and the ultra-grippy ceramic compound which translates into a very immediate/sudden clutch engagement - it's not a fun clutch for reversing uphill into a parking spot or stop and go traffic, but if you are like me and want affordability and are willing to sacrifice 'streetability' even though it is street driven, it works. It grips like crazy, and that was my #1 need.
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best setup for daily driving and occasional fun is organic full-face disc with some badass pressure plate (i really like centerforce pressure plates)
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yeah thats why i haven't really ordered that one seems no one has really driven on it. and ive read threads on clutches all day today none seem to answer my question the way that i want it to be answered, so i might as well ask
Don't get me wrong, there are a ton of them out there right now. That's just the first time I had driven a car with one installed.
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Wow, I had no idea FM even had a new clutch out, sounds like they perfected it! I have had an ACT HD since 2002 and still going strong.
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ACT full organic clutch here, and I love it. Why cheap out on a clutch and hate your car? I've driven several vehicles with cheap ebay puck clutches, and if you're using your car to drive in traffic, you'll hate it.
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Hay guys what's the best pizza!?!
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ACT Extreme. I really like the heaviness about it.
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act is the best because it will hold up your whp and last a long time.. the ebay **** will crap out on you and then you got to do it all over again,, ask me how i know.
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I'm sure the FM clutch is great.

I loved my ACT. It was hard and heavy. My girl couldn't drive it. And I felt like I was in a Muscle car not a girly 4 banger. When you pushed it in, You felt like you where in a race car.

And It was in or out. I loved it.

Next best thing to vagina.
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Next best thing to vagina.
WRONG, next best thing to vagina is either poohole or mouth.
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