Failed competition clutch - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-18-2016, 01:47 PM   #21
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Well, I still have not gotten reimbursed.

Apparently CC paid their distributor the cost of the clutch but this information was never relayed to me until later November and only b/c I followed-up. Also, that information was never given to Fab9 by CC or the distributor so when I finally told Fab9 they had no idea.

Now the follow-up has been with Fab9 since CC has washed their hands of it.

For the record, both CC and Fab9 have been very understanding and receptive, but obviously the delay in anything amounting to reimbursement has been, ah, slow in coming. Fab9 has been especially patient.

I'll update the post again once I get reimbursed.
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2016, 01:26 PM   #22
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: durham NC
Posts: 767
Total Cats: 115
Default

There is a manufacturer, distributor, and then retailer involved? Fab9 should eat the refund cost and deal with fighting to get the money sent up the chain to them. You shouldn't have to wait for 3 parties to figure their **** out to fix a defective product.
asmasm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2016, 08:08 PM   #23
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cedarburg WI
Posts: 2
Total Cats: 0
Default

I just got that same clutch from fab 9 hopfully i dont have any issues
edstmx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2016, 08:14 PM   #24
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edstmx5 View Post
I just got that same clutch from fab 9 hopfully i dont have any issues
CC stated it was a rivet that was not pressed correctly on my clutch which caused the failure, and this manufacturing defect, by their account, does not happen often.

Aside from the clutch failing I loved the way it drove...but alas...
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 12:47 PM   #25
Mr Broke Pants
iTrader: (9)
 
thumpetto007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,598
Total Cats: 30
Default

I still think it's funny that people buy comp clutches. They are well documented to not come close to the advertised torque ratings
thumpetto007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 11:31 PM   #26
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thumpetto007 View Post
I still think it's funny that people buy comp clutches. They are well documented to not come close to the advertised torque ratings
I must have missed that "documentation." Links? Articles? Also, unless things have changed FM seems to be happy continuing to sell them. It's despite the point of the thread, though.

And what happened to all you cats?!
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 12:35 PM   #27
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Well, Fab9 paid me today. However, they have not been paid by the distributor that supposedly CC paid. So, someone is full of BS.

I mentioned to Fba9 that I will be happy to help them recover their money if they felt me having conversations with CC would be productive.

CC will not release to me the name of the distributor so I was not able to take on the process of calling them.

Anyhow, happy Spring.

-Taz
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 12:39 PM   #28
Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof
iTrader: (3)
 
psyber_0ptix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 3,700
Total Cats: 319
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thumpetto007 View Post
I still think it's funny that people buy comp clutches. They are well documented to not come close to the advertised torque ratings

My Comp Clutch Stage 4 seems to hold....and chatter, and be finicky when warm. But I'm looking for new clutch options wondering if FM happy meal 2 will roast under e85 or I should just hate my life and get an ACT ZM2-XTG6.
psyber_0ptix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 12:40 PM   #29
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,992
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

The twin disc seems to have held up to a lot of big power.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 01:00 PM   #30
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

ACT is what is in there now, but nothing crazy like a twin. I thought that chatter with a twin is just how they are? You should find out from FM who actually manufactures the clutches they sell since last I checked with was made by CC to FM specs.
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #31
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,653
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

Was the failed clutch in an original, unopened box when you initially received it?
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 05:00 PM   #32
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Was the failed clutch in an original, unopened box when you initially received it?
As far as I know, yes, since it was drop shipped from Fab9 to AR Auto Service who installed the clutch...I just called them and as far as they can remember it was sealed, etc.

What is your thinking in asking the question?
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 05:11 PM   #33
SadFab CEO
iTrader: (3)
 
hi_im_sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: your mom's house phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,901
Total Cats: 609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by psyber_0ptix View Post
My Comp Clutch Stage 4 seems to hold....and chatter, and be finicky when warm. But I'm looking for new clutch options wondering if FM happy meal 2 will roast under e85 or I should just hate my life and get an ACT ZM2-XTG6.
Very happy with mine (zm1 tho(1.6)). Do it.
hi_im_sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 05:12 PM   #34
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,992
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tazswing View Post
As far as I know, yes, since it was drop shipped from Fab9 to AR Auto Service who installed the clutch...I just called them and as far as they can remember it was sealed, etc.

What is your thinking in asking the question?
People have been receiving parts from FAB9 in non OEM packaging. Other people have been speculating on what this means. And whether it is a root cause of some issues.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 06:00 PM   #35
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
People have been receiving parts from FAB9 in non OEM packaging. Other people have been speculating on what this means. And whether it is a root cause of some issues.
Ooooh....is this recent? My clutch issue stuff started with a purchase nearly a year ago.
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 06:50 PM   #36
Elite Member
iTrader: (15)
 
patsmx5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,796
Total Cats: 247
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by psyber_0ptix View Post
My Comp Clutch Stage 4 seems to hold....and chatter, and be finicky when warm. But I'm looking for new clutch options wondering if FM happy meal 2 will roast under e85 or I should just hate my life and get an ACT ZM2-XTG6.
I daily that clutch, it's doable. It is grabby, but I'm not stalling or spinning tires from red lights as I've read people describe them. If a FM2 would work it would be better for driveability.
patsmx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 08:03 PM   #37
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,992
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tazswing View Post
Ooooh....is this recent? My clutch issue stuff started with a purchase nearly a year ago.
I don't know the details. Just info I've picked up over a couple different threads.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 11:28 PM   #38
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland (left coast)
Posts: 214
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
I don't know the details. Just info I've picked up over a couple different threads.
Shady. And I don't mean Slim Shady.

BTW, you have more cats than Curly.
tazswing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 11:39 PM   #39
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,992
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

I have a lot more time on my hands than curly.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 11:33 PM   #40
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,653
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

Skunk2 throttle body I received was in non original packaging. There seem to have been a few other recipients of components that appeared to have been opened boxes or non original packaging. I have nothing against them but I've been attempting to determine if there is a pattern to this.
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
ACT race clutch and AASCO 7lb. aluminum flywheel graexodus Miata parts for sale/trade 5 10-26-2015 02:48 PM
New M62 Miata owner Pist0n Meet and Greet 4 10-01-2015 09:18 PM
Are my coils failing? viriiguy General Miata Chat 5 09-28-2015 08:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 PM.