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Old 05-22-2007, 04:05 PM   #41
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what, are you using a stock clutch or something?

get your turbo clutch in there and broken in! you're not going to hurt it at your 90 rwtq.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:14 PM   #42
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no no no it'll waste it. Cause god forbid a stock clutch lasted 150K before failing. A heavy duty clutch wont last more than 50 miles.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:22 PM   #43
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what, are you using a stock clutch or something?

get your turbo clutch in there and broken in! you're not going to hurt it at your 90 rwtq.
yeah, my car is totally stock aside from suspension.
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yeah i mean the new clutch and your 5k mile comment.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #45
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I agree with installing the clutch before turbo. I dropped a pucked ACT HD in on stock power since I have no self control and I would have burned the ****** up with a turbo. I installed it and went for a drive a few days later and it held up great.

As far as the slipping goes, I used to rev it to 3k, then slip quickly to 2k, and then get going, but now I'm able to quickly blip it to 2k and then slip it very lightly. Usually engages around 1400-1500rpm.

Reverse is another story. 4000rpm or you're going to shudder the **** out of it.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:41 PM   #46
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I tend to agree with everyone else. If you are going to take out the tranny and know that you are going turbo soon and thus will need a new clutch change the thing now. It is a pain in the *** to pull the tranny unless you have a lift or access to one. There is no way that driving a miata aroound with a stronger clutch is going to put enough wear on it to necessitate replacing it in 5,000 miles.

I have had my RPS maxforce clutch (not sure they make them anymore) in my car for over 40,000 miles and it still works fine and I am at 12 PSI of boost.
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is pulling the trans in the miata going to be worse than pulling it in a fwd car? I've never done a clutch in a rwd car.
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I expect to replace it every 5k miles or so, so why waste the clutch on the stock 1.6?
Put the crack pipe down, 5Kmiles?
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #49
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miata is so much easier than a FWD car.

btw, you *can* kinda use the fork rubber boot as an inspection hole. if you can get in there to see around it.
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is pulling the trans in the miata going to be worse than pulling it in a fwd car? I've never done a clutch in a rwd car.
easier. no halfshafts, more room.
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