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Old 02-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Picked up my First Miata This Week

Hey guys, I just picked up my first Miata, and its a 2005 Black Mica Mazdaspeed Miata. I'll post some pics at the end of this post of it so that everyone can see it. Anyways, the car has a shudder when I start to take off in first after it is warmed up, and I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it has something to do with the clutch or flywheel. I have done several searches that all suggest that or possibly motor mounts.

Anyways, the car makes 185 lb-ft at the wheels and 198 whp. What would some of you suggest as a clutch replacement for this power level for a daily driven car? I would prefer something that has a little room for some more mods as well. I have read where a lot of people suggest ACT clutches or FM clutches. Basically I am wondering if anyone can give me any insight based off of first hand experience on the type of clutch you have run. If you could mention clutch type, cost, driveability, and maybe torque rating that would be great! I was looking at either Exedy, ACT, or FM clutches for less than $600.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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great lookin miata! what are your plans? i wish i could find one in black... :/
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Are you looking for a clutch alone or flywheel as well?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #4
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This one is for sale haha. I constantly wheel and deal cars, and then I just work with them while I have them. If I keep it for a while I will probably put another clutch in it, maybe a short throw shifter, and then maybe take it to get a tune myself. It runs good like it is, but I don't know a whole about who tuned it previously or anything. I do have a dyno graph showing the A/F ratios, and they look pretty good. However, that was before the intercooler, exhaust, and intake were added.
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Are you looking for a clutch alone or flywheel as well?
I'm thinking I might just resurface my stock flywheel, but if can get a clutch/flywheel package for a reasonable price I will go that route. Just depends on what kind of reviews I can get from people on what they have used and have experience with.
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This is the flywheel I use, and This is the clutch I use. I daily drive this in the summer in some pretty annoying bumper to bumper traffic.

Extremely manageable and I can flow through the gears much faster. The car came more... alive after I installed this.
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I'm thinking I might just resurface my stock flywheel, but if can get a clutch/flywheel package for a reasonable price I will go that route. Just depends on what kind of reviews I can get from people on what they have used and have experience with.
If you were to search for any reviews, they would tell you to get the FM1.
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If you were to search for any reviews, they would tell you to get the FM1.
I did search for some reviews, and I got a lot of different mixed reviews. Lots of ACT clutches, some FM1, and some others. I have pretty much decided that if I keep the car I will go with the FM. However, I have a possible trade pending already haha.
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Clean, I want something like that for my daily driver
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:59 AM   #10
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Clean, I want something like that for my daily driver
Thanks, you can have it for a small fee. Everything is for sale
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