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Old 02-24-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default my xtd is a peice of **** *carnage added*

i hate this ******* thing what a ******* waste. first it has an issue with not disengauging fully. ran out of adjustment on the pedal so i was stuck with having my engagment point about 1/2 inch off the floor. that made me pissed. then throw out bearing started making noise. now on day 7 the throw out bearing is shot probly seized and that means my presure plate forks are probly fucked to hell now and the damn thing only has about 170 miles on it. never got it to even go in gear smooth cause the clutch never disengaged enough. i am running a brand new cmc and slave. looks like i gotta take the tranny BACK out and see wtf.

act ... i didnt want to, but it looks like i may have to let you rape my wallet.

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Dam, that sucks. Any chance of a refund?

I had a new clutch disintigrate once but it was because my flywheel was warped. I hate to have to do something twice, especially when its not my fault.
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act pedal position sits on the floor too.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
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I hate to have to do something twice, especially when its not my fault.
exactly. ill see if its refund worthy when i get it out.
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What's the name of the clutch you are running?
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:25 PM   #6
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says on the thread name
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Thats weird. I had one in a 220hp miata and it was fine. The engagment was actually high, about and inch or two from the top. As a matter of fact, I drove the hell out of that clutch everyday and never once had a problem.
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Maybe one thing you pay more for is simply consistent quality. I was going to buy one when my clutch gives up. Hmm.
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Gosh darn brother that sux.

B4 you go let ACT RAPE you try SPEC!

I have a spec stage II and it feels like stock! Also holds my sub-200hp set-up with no issues!

If you need more holding pwr just get a stage 3-4. Goodluck!
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yeah I have an xtd and also think its pretty much crap. but my engagement point is also rather high
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:45 AM   #11
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yea, mine sucks but i am sure there are guys that have good luck. i read enough good posts about them to give them a try looks like i may have a dud. but once again i wont know till i take it out. if i can still use my disk whats a good presure plate for 220 wtq holding capacity that wont cost much? i have a feeling that the xtd's got eaten up by the seized up throw out bearing.
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yeah, spend almost as much on a spec and risk doing it all over again. get a ******* ACT XT and be done with it. I don't know why so many on this forum try to save a few bucks on one of the most important parts of the car and the biggest bitch to replace.

A good quality $330 277tq clutch is NOT expensive.
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yeah, spend almost as much on a spec and risk doing it all over again. get a ******* ACT XT and be done with it. I don't know why so many on this forum try to save a few bucks on one of the most important parts of the car and the biggest bitch to replace.

A good quality $330 277tq clutch is NOT expensive.
I am very hesitant to buy an ACT because the pedal position is so low, and I don't want to deal with pressing the pedal down into the carpet to get the clutch to disengage for first gear.
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it isn't. i've driven cars that engage off the floor and i know that it sucks. my act doesn't.
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it isn't. i've driven cars that engage off the floor and i know that it sucks. my act doesn't.
My buddies car and the TDR car both sit on the floor. I'm going to take a risk either way, one might fail, one might be such a pain in the *** to drive that its not worth the additional $100.
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well the position is so low it never disengages all the way. so when i put in first it goes clanggg. and then 2nd 3rd and 4th and 5th go crunch... just because of this i will not beable to compete at all. everything needs to work. no matter how cheap it is if i pay money for somthing it just has to work... sorry.

is the pressure plate what decides your pedal height? if so... what is one that can hold 220tq and 220 hp and has height that is normal with what ever pedal presure, i could care less.
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well the position is so low it never disengages all the way. so when i put in first it goes clanggg. and then 2nd 3rd and 4th and 5th go crunch... just because of this i will not beable to compete at all. everything needs to work. no matter how cheap it is if i pay money for somthing it just has to work... sorry.

is the pressure plate what decides your pedal height? if so... what is one that can hold 220tq and 220 hp and has height that is normal with what ever pedal presure, i could care less.
My buddy has the same problem on his 1.8. The clutch adjuster is adjusted to the max level, and you have to smash the pedal into the carpet to get it disengaged. A guy at DXD clutches supposedly recognized this problem, and made some adjustments on their miata clutch.
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i love my xtd clutch. if pedal height is the problem, you just need to adjust your clutch pedal
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i love my xtd clutch. if pedal height is the problem, you just need to adjust your clutch pedal
there is not enough adjustment for these shitty clutches.
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you just need to adjust your clutch pedal
thats with it adjusted
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