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Old 01-18-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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i need a clutch to throw more boost on my miata...
i love to drift, so it needs to be able to take clutch kicks and drops without slipping... im not worried about pedal feel because this is my toy and my daily driver is a 2005 black scion xb... i want to hit 250rwhp and call it a day... so? is there a clutch out there for me? help me out! i want more boost!
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #2
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ACT XT, or Clutchnet stuff. You're probably looking at a 6 or 4 puck for your need.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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i was told by a friend to go with 1.8 flywheel and 1.8 clutch for more surface whatever... is that a better way to go? but isnt that also more expensive than 1.6 clutch kit? hmmm...
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for the extreme PP and like a 6 puck...I think its like 120 more...+ you have to get a flywheel.

I think the 1.6 xt and 6 puck are rated for a little over 300 ft-lbs....the street disc I have is ratted to 277ft-lbs
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I would definately go for the 1.8 stuff, it is bigger, therefore more surface area for the disc material to make contact. I have heard nothing but good things about the ACT stuff, other than a heavy pedal, but that comes with the power.
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1.8 ACT XT with street disc would be plenty strong, and very driveable.
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Old 01-20-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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other than the horribly low pedal engagement, its good. You really do have to push the clutch to the floor. I ******* hate it so much I'm trying to make myself deal with it, but I think I'm going to try a different company's model.
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exactly one of the reasons I'm switching mine out.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #9
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My pedal engagement is fine... it gets better after it's broken in.
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Old 01-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #10
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My ACT chattered like mad.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:08 PM   #11
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My ACT is perfect. Luv it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:49 AM   #12
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i have an act clutch and a huge pressure plate.. i wish i went a little less beefy though... as it can be a chore to push in. you can adjust the clutch and where it releases i believe..

i went a little to crazy on my first clutch and got a race clutch which broke my tranny (3rd gear) running NA... so now i use the reccomended clutch for the amount of power i have
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You should be able to adjust the pick up point at the pedal. If you're worried about over stroking the slave cylinder make a pedal stop.
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you can only adjust an ACT so far untill it will not engage fully and slip.
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you can only adjust an ACT so far untill it will not engage fully and slip.
My sis's bf's act clutch is adjusted all the way out, and if you don't mash the pedal into the carpet, it wont fully disengage. I don't see how this could be a defect, but we've fucked with it and its terrible.
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You should be able to adjust the pick up point at the pedal. If you're worried about over stroking the slave cylinder make a pedal stop.
the pedal is too low, night high.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #17
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do organic disks last longer / kinder to surfaces than the puck style discs?
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:54 AM   #18
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do organic disks last longer / kinder to surfaces than the puck style discs?
organic wears itself fast but is kind to the friction surfaces
ceramic-metallic wears out everything fast
everything else is in betweenish.

and the miata has quite a bit of adjustment at the pedal... you can move the top stop (clutch switch screw thing) probably 3/8 and have the pedal super high to gain travel but the master cyl is only so long....
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ok, so is there an organic clutch disc'd kit that can hold 240whp? I had a kevlar clutch in my vw that only lasted 8000 miles.
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something with a brutally heavy pressure plate is about all you can use with organic.
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