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Old 12-11-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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Alright, I've searched and I've read about 10 threads but I'm still a bit confused.

I've got a 90. building a t25 DIY...yada yada...looking for ~180 hp, maybe more later on ~9 psi to start out with:

I've heard the ACT stage 1 - HD PP and Street disc will start to slip after a while since it is only rated to 200 ft-lbs. So what about an ACT XT PP and Street disc? I found a kit from a local shop for $336.21 + tax is that reasonable? Rated up to 277 ft-lbs, but street disc so shouldn't be that much of a pain in the *** to drive right?

http://carolinaclutch.com/ShowItem/101373.aspx

Or, like samnavy's did, go with the Spec Stage two, rated up to 239 ft-lbs for $290 + shipping I think

http://www.jdsperformance.com/spec.a...iata&fcmd=cars

Or...lol, go with a ACT stage 1 1.8 clutch and pick up my friends fidanza 1.8 flywheel for cheap?

Decisions...decisions. The Car is a DD so the XT PP kinda scares me. But on my friends GSX, it wasn't THAT bad.
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go with the badest you can get i prefer mechanical clutches and all that old school **** so all this talk of heavy clutch engagement is mut. The stiffer the better then you can do major clutch drops and kick some ***.
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the HD kit feels like stock. no increased effort and holds perfectly fine. I've been running mine hard at 170rwhp without a hitch. Bumped it up to 12psi and just found the limits, close to 220rwhp.

the XD kit will have increased pedal effort due to the heavier PP. But it should hold just as advertised. If you aren't a ***** you should be able to handle it.
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the XT with street disc is just fine. not hard to drive at all.
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go with the badest you can get i prefer mechanical clutches and all that old school **** so all this talk of heavy clutch engagement is mut. The stiffer the better then you can do major clutch drops and kick some ***.
YEEE HAAAAWWWW!!!! Amen brutha, turn and burn!!!!!
I love that guy!

I just rolled over 100miles on my Spec Stage II, so not yet broken in. I'll say it again... IT FEELS EXACTLY LIKE STOCK. The flywheel thing is another question alltogether.
The only thing in question for me is the reputation for Spec's. They seem to have more problems than ACT's... but that may simply be from people not following the break-in procedure right. I've disconnected my wastegate to prevent me from running it too hard too quick.
But for now, I couldn't be happier with it.
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I have a spec stage 3 on my camaro, did the break in period, and no problems with 3 years now, tons of power going through that clutch also.
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I can hook it up through either www.clutchnet.com or www.turboclutch.com
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I would go with the ACT 1.8L clutch. The 1.8L stuff is a lot beefier and holds more torque. The increased mass of the 1.8L clutch is nothing you are ever going to feel. I would get the ACT xtreme PP and street disk w/ that.
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FWIW, I did a Spec Stg. 2 1.8L kit and bought a lightened 1.8L flywheel. Good for 275lb-ft. Probably 15-20% stiffer than stock.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:10 PM   #12
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thats the most badass thing ever!
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I would go with the ACT 1.8L clutch. The 1.8L stuff is a lot beefier and holds more torque. The increased mass of the 1.8L clutch is nothing you are ever going to feel. I would get the ACT xtreme PP and street disk w/ that.
but that runs over 400-500 bucks for what I've seen. I'm a balla on a budget dawg .

I can get the ACT Stg 1 for $267 and the ACT XT PP and Street for $330. and the spec stage 2 for $290.

the ACT stage 1 HD PP for the 1.8 is $358
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I can hook it up through either www.clutchnet.com or www.turboclutch.com
What do you suggest w/ about 300-350 dollars max to use.
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I had an ACT Xtreme with Street/strip disc on my. Held everything I threw at it
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I talked to the guy at the local shop...I'm thinking I might go with the XT PP and Street Disc...its $331 and should be plenty...since its the street disc, it should be fine, just a little stiff b/c of the XT PP from what I've heard.
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I was driving Newbsauce's miata last night and it has an obivously heavier PP. I acually prefer it to my featherweight clutch ACT HD PP.

No P/S on the otherhand had me sweating....
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My PP and Brains are like night and day. I almost kicked his clutch through the floorboard on the first shift. And for the record, no P/S builds character.
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I was driving Newbsauce's miata last night and it has an obivously heavier PP. I acually prefer it to my featherweight clutch ACT HD PP.

No P/S on the otherhand had me sweating....
And it should engage the about same, since it is a street disc right?
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My PP and Brains are like night and day. I almost kicked his clutch through the floorboard on the first shift. And for the record, no P/S builds character.
lol. My new car has a light OEM clutch with the engagment set high. I almost sent the pedal through the floor just like you did when I test drove it haha. Was use to the gorilla ACT Xtreme
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