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Old 02-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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I ran a Spec S3 four years with severe beatings and it still looks great. Want to buy my old **** for spares?
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SPEC quality control seems to be superb. For every 1 SPEC clutch in good working order, there are at least 5 that are fucked up. Hell, that's probably a conservative estimate.

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You could give me a spec clutch for free and I would not consider it a great deal. The only great deal clutch wise on the market for Miata's is the FM1 clutch.
The FM1 clutch will definitely be my next purchase.
And I can now remove my transmission in record time... practice makes perfect, unfortunately. Or maybe it's plenty of liquid motivation
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All I heard was bad things about spec... and they're a local company too. Can't wait to pass by the owner in his blue 240 with a Competition Clutch sticker.

I've talked with the guy a couple times, but wasn't dick enough to tell him his products suck and if it weren't for flashy ads in drift magazines, he'd have no business at all

FWIW, I never had an issue with my Exedy 3puck and ACT pro-lite combo - and I beat the hell out of it too.
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Am I the only person in history who is not having issues with a SPEC clutch?? *Knocks on wood*
Nope, mine is fine too
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I don't know why people would buy anything other than FM1, ACT HD, or 949Twin.
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I don't know why people would buy anything other than FM1, ACT HD, or 949Twin.
I chose the SPEC as my car is a DD and I don't like heavy clutches.
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All I heard was bad things about spec... and they're a local company too. Can't wait to pass by the owner in his blue 240 with a Competition Clutch sticker.

I've talked with the guy a couple times, but wasn't dick enough to tell him his products suck and if it weren't for flashy ads in drift magazines, he'd have no business at all

FWIW, I never had an issue with my Exedy 3puck and ACT pro-lite combo - and I beat the hell out of it too.
As a business owner, I can tell you that I appreciate negative feedback more than positive feedback. That's one of the things that improves products. You can be negative with him without being a dick. His reaction would speak volumes about the company.
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I love my ACT XT with organic disk, no chatter, pedal is pretty heavy but still fine for a DD.

I'd probably go FM now days, but it wasn't available when i bought my ACT.

My buddy put a SPEC in his subaru.. it completely came apart within 5,000 miles or so. This was on a stock td04.
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I don't know why people would buy anything other than FM1, ACT HD, or 949Twin.
Fagliardo claims the 949 single wears too fast on the street. I don't know what's right, but I know that's what I want to replace my current clutch.
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Just pulled the transmission to inspect the second release bearing I installed and to find the real culprit. It's completely trashed. The ends of the pressure plate fingers are too. Lesson learned!
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