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Old 05-15-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Since I probably have to drop the tranny and get it fixed (shifts straight from 5th to reverse, lots of play in shifter) I might as well be upgrading my clutch and maybe flywheel too. Should I go for an ACT with light(er) flywheel or any other ideas..?
rather not a puck-style clutch btw

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #2
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Lots of clutch threads on here. I am very pleased with my ACT HD with lightened stock flywheel.
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I've driven a car with a light flywheel. You're better off getting a 1.6 clutch if you want faster spin up...but its negligible.
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Lots of clutch threads on here. I am very pleased with my ACT HD with lightened stock flywheel.
how much will an ACT HD hold? and how heavy is your flywheel now?
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i took my ACT HD to 180rwtq...probably wouldn't take much more....
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get a XD if you plan to make big power trust me you will be thankfull you did.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
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is the XD still streetable? as in no on-off engagement of clutch and sprung disc?
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yes...the XT kits just have a heavier PP but the same disc...it's what I'd go with if I'd buy a new one. should hold 270TQ. Engagment will be the same, just gotta get used to a heavier pedal...however, imho I like a heavier pedal.
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thank you, I'll look into it. Probably crazy priced over here..
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this the right one? (www.carolinaclutch.com)
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Mazda ACT Performance Clutch Kit
Mazda Miata 94-05 Extreme Sprung Hub Race Kit
ACT Extreme Sprung Hub 4 Puck Race Kit

what's the difference between a 4 and 6 puck btw?
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4 more engage ever so harsher than 6....


you want part ZM2-XTSS rated at 307TQ.
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ty, I sent carolinaclutch an email about shipping.. around here there's only clutches for vw's and subies..
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don't have the ACT.
shipping from carolinaclutch is $175.. the shipping of my wheels was only $150
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yeah but they are based in the UK....
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yeah but they are based in the UK....
how's that going to help if they don't have the clutch I want..?
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i dunno...they are a BEGi dealer.....BEGi sells ACT....maybe they can work something out?
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I could try that, maybe get a mani, dp and clutch all at the same time, would be best shipping/tax wise. the wallet probably won't allow it tho..
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they got credit cards over in the netherlands right?!
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1.8L ACT Extreme w/ street disk and Fidanza aluminum flywheel here.
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