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Old 08-29-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Along with turbocharging my car, I'm gonna want to put a better clutch in it, was thinking a stage 2, any input on a good brand? I've heard Exedy and Centerforce are great, I stumbled across a stage 2 from F1 Racing, it's Carbon Kevlar like many I've seen, but the price is good, and at the same time it concerns me, $132.00 from UltraRev.com.. Exedy is $240, so my concern is with te quality of F1's clutch.. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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The only companies you should buy a clutch are FlyinMiata, 949Racing, or ACT. Don't waste a single penny on any other brands.
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The only companies you should buy a clutch are FlyinMiata, 949Racing, or ACT. Don't waste a single penny on any other brands.
I haven't heard of 949Racing, but hey thanks! I'll check them out, had also toyed with the idea of a lighter flywheel, is FM the only way to go? Or do u have experience with other brands?
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I personally don't care for lightweight flywheels, but it is a person preference. So I can't really offer any advice on them.

The reason I only suggest those 3 brands for a clutch is because of the amount of work it takes to change one. I have seen to many cheap brands fail and swapping clutches is a good amount of work. It is even worse if you have to pay someone else to do it for you.
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I personally don't care for lightweight flywheels, but it is a person preference. So I can't really offer any advice on them.

The reason I only suggest those 3 brands for a clutch is because of the amount of work it takes to change one. I have seen to many cheap brands fail and swapping clutches is a good amount of work. It is even worse if you have to pay someone else to do it for you.
oh yeah, it's not a cakewalk.. I do all of my own work, and putting a clutch in only for it to fail faster than the original one would probably make me vomit, haha.. I definitely appreciate it, looking like I'm gonna go with FM's clutch, may leave the factory flywheel, didn't know if you had went that route with your car. Thanks again man 👊😎
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I have been using a factory flywheel and a FM2 clutch in my main turbo car for the past 6 years. My other 2 turbo miata's have a FM1 and an ACT clutch.
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