[s-cars] clutch recommendation
Strangconst at rogers.com
Fri May 6 18:02:10 EDT 2005
I was running an OEM replacement with the dual mass, that is until dyno day
and the last run at 5500 RPM.
I now use a LWAF and a spec 2+ disc and pressure plate.
After about 800 very skeptical and light footed miles, I can now tell you
that this package handles a 4500 rpm 1st gear drop. Needless to say how fun
I am very happy with spec products and the LWAF manufacturer (Outta Florida,
no I can't remember the name). So far handles about 400 ATW's HP. Though it
has the kinda diesel rattle while de-clutched at a light... But it makes for
more fun at the Civic dragstrip.
I would recommend it, no real drastic change in pedal. Actually better than
the stick feel of a worn (tight spring) clutch.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Clancy" <clancybill at yahoo.com>
To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 12:16 PM
Subject: [s-cars] clutch recommendation
I realize there has been a few threads on clutches, but I need to ask as I
will soon be doing mine.
I currently have the Luk replacement OEM clutch. It's been good for 40,000
miles, but it's not really that rugged. It's taken a beating a few times
and held up.. so maybe that means it really is rugged...but it's getting
spent and doesn't have nearly the grip it had when new.
I like what I see on the Spec site. Any opinions?
And what about the dual mass flywheel? Is that what I can feel in the
clutch pedal? Sort of a slight clicking tapping with every rotation of
the engine? Sort of like a failed piston rod bearing. I've noticed it
on every S-Car that I have driven. Is nixing the dual mass suggested as
I saw some opinions on Centerforce and also about the failures. ;-| Has
anyone had a good experience? They don't still use those ridiculous
spinning weights do they? ;-)
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