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Old 08-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #1
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I ran my car at the dragstrip to see how it would do with the new turbo and next thing I know the clutch is going. I knew It wouldn't take long but that was quick. I don't have a ton of money so please dont tell me to buy some $1,000 clutch kit. But I was thinking about either a FM stage 1 Happy Meal or a FM stage 1 and pick up a good used 1.8 stock flywheel or even the FM stage 2 and a used flywheel. What do yall think? I have also looked at the ACT clutches but they seemed higher than they FM and didn't hold as much power. Dont know a lot about clutches and flywheels so I don't know if a used flywheel is good or bad thing. Thanks for yalls help
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get the ebay f1 racing clutch for 150 bucks and keep your stock flywheel they hold for 250 or so whp pretty well.
F1 RACING STAGE 3 CLUTCH KIT 89-93 MAZDA MX5 MIATA 1.6L:eBay Motors (item 390077283146 end time Sep-01-09 11:12:55 PDT)
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I really like my ACT, with stock 1.6 flywheel. I spent over three hours hot lapping at the track recently and my left leg never got tired! But I have no plans to go beyond 230whp.
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The f-1's are puck clutches and I have heard bad things about them. What ACT Clutch do you have?
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I have an Act XTSS and its great. I bought a Act Light Flywheel to go along and my car is much happier.
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I am thinking the Flyin' Miata Level 1 Happy Meal. I think it's a little cheaper and I have heard good things about the FM Clutch.
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The f-1's are puck clutches and I have heard bad things about them. What ACT Clutch do you have?
i have a 4 puck unsprung act clutch with an extreme pressure plate. I had a F1 racing clutch for awhile and was more than happy with it for the $$ but if you wanna spend more cash than you have to on a clutch setup then by all means jump of onto a act or something else for 300 or more dollars. At the sub 250 whp lvl you wont notice much difference in clutch ability.
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I have the ACT XTMM. I bought it because I couldn't find any bad reviews on them and I was able to get it cheaply through a sponsor. And even though a clutch job on a miata is pretty straight forward, I really wanted to do it once. My car isn't crazy HP but I only get to drive it when I am going to the dragstrip (every few weeks) or track, and this clutch has seen lots of abuse so far.
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