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Old 07-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #21
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+1 for act. Personally I have to have an organic, non puck, sprung disk. can't stand shudder, and like to slip engagement. the act pressure plates make it easy to run organic, either HD for mid level or xt for high power, you won't have a problem.

I've heard vague rumblings about act to bearings, so just go with mazda oem.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:18 PM   #22
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SPEC Stage 3:



$389.00 and holds 320# of torque. Had one in my Fox Body for a long *** time.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:57 PM   #23
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ACT hd w/ 6 puck here, works great!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:29 AM   #24
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where's the dyno plot?
In his glove box actually

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Tim tuned an '03 S4 with a 3" exhaust today. The car's set up: GT2860RS Internally gated, IC #2, 2.75" Downpipe, 3" Mid pipe (no cat), and 3" Left Exit Exhaust. Other mods are minor and of no consequence, oil catch can, powder coating etc... Owner is going the forged internal route this summer, so we tuned for 13 psi as requested.

Results: 272.46 rwhp, 235.50 ft-lbs. @ 13 psi. Correction factor: STD 1.03 as calculated by the weather station.

Best numbers done with the Xede unit on a Miata so far.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:03 AM   #25
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i have the sheet for 8psi, 166hp 158 tq

i didnt save the 10psi one
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:07 AM   #26
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:03 AM   #27
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You get what you pay for with clutches. The time and PITA to pull the tranny is a factor you must count in.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:05 AM   #28
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Since it seems that you want a cheap clutch. Get the Ebay Stage 3 special and be done with it. Thats my plan at least.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:26 AM   #29
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Wow, I'm gonna be ordering my clutch from the states when the stock one ****'s out. The cheapest 6 puck clutch in the UK is about 300 near as makes no difference $600!!

F1racing stage 3 FTW. It's so cheap I dont care if it only lasts a year
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:49 PM   #30
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For all those who had quickly failing throw out bearings, what brand where the bearings?
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:59 PM   #31
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OEM. failed within 40 miles.. POS clutchnet PP.



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Old 07-07-2008, 10:30 PM   #32
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You get what you pay for with clutches. The time and PITA to pull the tranny is a factor you must count in.
huh? a trans on a miata is cake work. only takes 2 hours to do a clutch in the driveway.

and here is my TO that came apart on mine. but replaced that and all has been great.

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You will get alot of shuddering and you will stall the engine alot fo rhte first week with that clutch haha.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:00 AM   #34
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so did you get your new throughtout bearing from mazda ? auto zone where?
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So did you get your new throw out out bearing from mazda ? Auto zone where?
Learn to spell, and ill bet he got it from your mom.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:08 AM   #36
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Having cahnged Scott's clutch something like 3 times I have to say do not cheap out. I went with an ACT clutch when I needed a new one and it worked the first time. As opposed to Scott who went with a strange *** clutchnet combo and we had to do it multiple times. After that experience I will never buy other then ACT personally.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:50 AM   #37
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yeah yeah yeah.

centerforce DF PP + clutchnet 6-puck = fail

clutchnet 2x PP + clutchnet 6-puck = fail

clutchnet 2x PP + shims + clutchnet 6-puck = fail

ACT HDD PP + clutchnet 6-puck = win




suffice to say, a clutch job is now very easy.
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I think if I were doing it again.. I would definitely go with the one that fit the first time (ACT)
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:49 PM   #39
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I see some people having trouble with the XTD bearings. How are the bearings that come with the F1 stage 3 ebay clutch?
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I havent swapped my clutch yet, but when I do it will be for an ACT XTSS.

Right now im running 10psi on the stock clutch and interestingly enough it holds in any gear to redline, unless I misshift into fifth and floor it.
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