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Old 02-01-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Anyone have any ideas? Here's the flywheel, it only weighs 9 lbs.
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Here's the clutch.
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Here's the pressure plate.
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That may be the stock PP and disk. I had a Fidanza/FM flywheel and the construction was extremely similar to the one you posted. I think mine was a new&improved version of that one possibly. IE-that one's a few years old.
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These parts are definitely several years old, this is all the work of the previous owner. I thought it might be the stock pp and disk, but I figured that there would be no way it would hold what I'm throwing at it. Not to mention, I can't see someone just putting a flywheel in and leaving the stock clutch in there with a turbo.
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Funny, but I'm 99% sure that's the factory clutch. The one that came out of my 99' looked EXACTLY like that one. I kind of hated to change it as that damn thing was tough! I bet it would hold what I'm throwing at it right now. I'm gonna dig through my camera and see if I happen to have a pic of my factory clutch for comparison.
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definitely a fidanza flywheel. that's their old logo.

http://web.archive.org/web/200201262...flywheels.com/
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Now I' 99.9% sure that's a stock clutch. I found a pic of my motor hanging with the stock clutch, and zoomed in. It was fuzzy, but that's what it looked like.
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Mazda sure made a tough clutch because I put that thing through hell and it never slipped. Never really liked how if felt because it was like a light switch though.
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Yeah, my ACT extreme has better modulation than that mazda clutch did. A lot better. And the ACT doesn't shudder like the mazda did. My mazda clutch had 145k on it when it came out, and it looked great. I thought about not changing it. But I did.

EDIT: Paul did like 310whp on a mazdaspeed clutch.
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Here's another question for you. Why did Mazda change the design of the 5-speed transmission case? I'm guessing they did it when they made the NB, but the one I just pulled is definitely different than the one in my 96.
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Well, the NB's got a redesigned, more powerful BP in 99'. Very possible they made some changes to the 99' transmission to make it a bit tougher to handle the increase in power while maintaining the same safety factor as with the NA's. Who knows. But if I lost a transmission I'd want one out of a newer car, not an older one, for this reason. For all we know, the 03+ 5 speed is a redesign of the 99' and even stronger.
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That little "wings" stamp is on the clutch disk I just pulled out of a 91 1.6, prob stock
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