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Old 10-20-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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I just ordered an ACT sprung 6 puck for 125.17 out the door. This is $26 cheaper than I could find elsewhere with shipping.
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enjoy your 6 puck.
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enjoy your 6 puck.
I hope it works out. My pressure plate is still good, so I didn't want to drop the coin for an entire kit. We'll see how much fun a 6 puck is with an xtreme pp. At least it is a sprung 6 puck. It'll be managable.
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i have the 6 puck unsprung with xtreme pp and its not that bad... you just have to pay attention to get rolling in my case with the 8 lb flywheel.
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It'll be managable.
I've driven an ACT XT 6-puck on a 9lb Fidanza and it was probably the most un-streetable clutch/fw combo I've ever experienced in a Miata, including my 600ft.lb-capable 949twindisc.
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When Savington and myself agree, it's like dividing by zero.

I drove y8s' twin disc, I was impressed; even with it being out-of-whack if you will. I'm done with pucked clutches foreverz.
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From a cost stand point, I don't see a much better alternative. I could try another performance organic disc.
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i mean it's not really a big deal. I'm sure you'll be fine with it. It's just not as fun as a street disc. I just dont like thinking when i drive, or chirping tires when i screw up.
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You can get 6 puckers to drive nicer if they have a sprung hub and you have the various linkages set up just right. Having said that…they can be a great way to embarrass your friends who think they are good drivers…they'll stall and shudder, especially in reverse.
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When Savington and myself agree, it's like dividing by zero.

I drove y8s' twin disc, I was impressed; even with it being out-of-whack if you will. I'm done with pucked clutches foreverz.
keep in mind that was all of 8 lbs of flywheel plus 8 lbs of clutch too
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i mean, if you had told me it was stock I'd have believed you.
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I've driven an ACT XT 6-puck on a 9lb Fidanza and it was probably the most un-streetable clutch/fw combo I've ever experienced in a Miata, including my 600ft.lb-capable 949twindisc.
most unstreetable? its not bad, you just have to rev it up before you let out the clutch.

try driving it downtown with a dead clutch master.
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I hated my lightened flywheel at first, now that I am used to it is fine. I've heard there is quite a bit of difference between the sprung and unsprung 6 puck clutches. Since the interweb only contains truth, it would appear that the sprung ACT 6 puck with xtreme pp is very streetable. I will most definitely post a review compared to my ACT performance disc.

I will admit, if it wasn't a money issue, or I was starting from scratch I would have purchased the FM stage 2 clutch and pp.
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most unstreetable? its not bad, you just have to rev it up before you let out the clutch.

try driving it downtown with a dead clutch master.
It was smoother to shift that car without the clutch, let's put it that way. The easiest way to get it off the line was a 2500rpm clutchdump - you'd get about 2 rotations of the rear tires and then roll smoothly away from the line.

I did 30k on a pucked ACT HD, so I know what it's supposed to feel like, but that ACT XT/6-puck combo was really awful. I'm sure you could get used to it, but bleh.
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It was smoother to shift that car without the clutch, let's put it that way. The easiest way to get it off the line was a 2500rpm clutchdump - you'd get about 2 rotations of the rear tires and then roll smoothly away from the line.

I did 30k on a pucked ACT HD, so I know what it's supposed to feel like, but that ACT XT/6-puck combo was really awful. I'm sure you could get used to it, but bleh.
Sprung or unsprung???
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my friends who have rode in the car with my setup mention how aggressive the clutch is... that is undeniable...

but i have learned to drive it such that i can drive it like a normal car.... you just have to rev it to 2500 to let it slip... and it will chirp at you because its solid hub, but it still goes like a normal car without any chatter.....


it will take you a week OP to get used to it.
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When I'm at stoplights, I'm too worried about what boyz I can holler at than if I'm going to be able to get into first without looking like an *******.
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