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Old 03-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default MSM clutch for FM2?

I thought I'd embrace my -ness and start a thread about this. I didn't find any really really great answers after a couple searches.
  • I'll be ordering and installing an FM2 this spring.
  • I currently have an MSM clutch in my tranny. It's strong and only about 5k miles old.
  • I'm gonna install the turbo on an engine stand while I do a couple other things to that block. So the tranny will be in the corner...

These three things all combine into the perfect time to possibly do a new clutch as well as the turbo. Any suggestions? I want something streetable. I don't plan to make crazy power. I'd not mind just keeping the MSM clutch, but now is the time to plan.

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how much power is not crazy power?
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250ish? Just what comes out of the garden FM2 kit with a Link.
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From what I understand the MSM is the same recipe as the ACTs...a heavily sprung pressure plate with an organic street disc. This makes for a driveable combination, with slightly higher pedal pressure, but stock-like engagement.

I know a couple of MSM guys are at or over 230whp, and I believe they're on the stock clutch. Leatherface24 would be the one to talk to...
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the FM Stage-I clutch is great for the price.
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Im getting the FM1 Happy meal in a few weeks. Right now my stock clutch is starting to slip at the 253tq mark but not slipping horribly. Its should hold up fine for you Adam but Id still get the FM1 clutch as Brain is right that its a helluva deal
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This is exactly what I hoped to get from this post. Thanks!!! I didn't even realize this clutch existed.

Added to the "very seriously considering it" list.
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I ran 230whp unknown torque and tracked mine with no problems.
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