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Old 11-29-2007, 11:31 PM   #21
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Is your clutch pedal adjusted?

My act xt wouldnt even go into gear right when i installed it because of the pedal adjustment.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:32 PM   #22
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Yeah I had to adjust it right off the bat. I don't know if I can adjust it anymore though cuz I'm afraid that it would be preloading the clutch, is there a way to tell?
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Bryce trust me the clutch just takes getting used to I love mine FWIW 4 puck unsprung and all. Atleast you have a street disc. Now go have some friggin fun man
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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The low engagement point is a good thing in a way. Now my dad refuses to drive it
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Had my fun, first gear actually became useless past 5k rpms. So between the flywheel and gutted cat I gained a massive performance increase, which one is to blame the most?
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Turbo spools what seems to be 200 rpms earlier and I've got a bit more of that lovely turbine whistle in the exhaust.
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I'm being uber-careful with it.

Going over 5k in 1st gear and building boost hardly sounds being uber-careful.

Of course I did a track day after only putting ~350 miles on a new clutch once. Trial by fire I say.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:22 AM   #26
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By uber-careful I mean no clutch dumps or hard launches. If it were to ever start slipping I would back off whether it's broken in or not. So far this weekend I've already put 350 miles on it. Tomorrow I'm going to an autocross but I won't be running because it's new.

I added more travel to the clutch throw by removing that blue plastic stopper thingy on the clutch pedal assembly and that has vastly improved the engagement point.

I'm still getting that squealing sound every now and then, mostly when warmed up. Spraying grease only seems to be a temporary fix :(
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:16 PM   #27
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I made myself a longer slave cylinder rod. Works better than the way it was. I have a used act extreme and it still has a low engagement point.
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