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Mar 21, 4:31am - #130541 
New Clutch...Pictures of Old Clutch...56K Beware!

Got my clutch installed last night. Me and my girlfriend's dad did it. Actually, I just kinda held a light most of the time, but it's all good.

The clutch pedal is really easy to push down now with little resistance. Feels fucked up at first, but I guess it's okay considering I have never driven a car with a brand new clutch in it.

Only problem is that there seems to be less than an inch in pedal clearance when the clutch engages. What I mean is, if I'm more than an inch or so off in either direction with the pedal, the car comes close to dying, or dies.

Can I adjust the clutch pedal to compensate for this, or should I give it a little time before the clutch is broken in?

It's really hard to drive this way, but I noticed that it grips very well, and my RPM's shoot up a lot faster than they used to.

BTW, I swapped the factory clutch for another factory clutch. The GTS isn't a torque monster by any means, so I thought that a street clutch would be worthless. Besides, it's my daily driver car.


Here's the pics of the old clutch plate and assembly for anyone who gives a shit...

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Mar 21, 4:46am - #130542 
This is one messy part. The dust gets all over the fucking place, and it's really hard to clean up. Also, you can't tell from this angle, but the pressure plate is fairly warped.

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Mar 21, 4:50am - #130543 
Another...

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Mar 21, 4:56am - #130544 
As you can see, the disc is pretty worn. This clutch had 74k miles on it, and would not hold past 6k RPM. It was a piece of shit. grin

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Mar 21, 5:00am - #130545 
On a side note, I got 15% off for the clutch, and he only charged me $300 for both the parts and labor, which took over six hours.

Saved me a considerable amount of money since the dealership wanted $200 for the factory clutch, in addition to $800-$900 for labor. Not to mention the dip shits would have most likely broken shit.

Ok, I'm done now. wave


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Mar 21, 10:19am - #130546 
holy shit, you fucked that thing up...

lol, i want to get a TRD clutch. grin

did you just get a new stock?


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Mar 21, 11:04am - #130547 
thats sweet dude...i need a new clutch bad rolleyes


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Mar 21, 11:17am - #130548 
wow, hope the new one causes a little change

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Mar 21, 11:56am - #130549 
i thought ur girls dad helped you and you had to pay but was i easy to install or not

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Mar 21, 11:59am - #130550 
Originally Posted by westbury
i thought ur girls dad helped you and you had to pay but was i easy to install or not


Definitely wasn't easy.


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Mar 21, 12:03pm - #130551 
You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink

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Mar 21, 1:38pm - #130552 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14

holy shit, you fucked that thing up...

lol, i want to get a TRD clutch. grin

did you just get a new stock?
Haha, yeah, just a new stock one.

I only had the car since around 65k miles, and a woman owned the car before me. Go figure. rofl

Also, I thought about getting the TRD clutch, but it cost anywhere between 300-400 dollars, and someone told me that they wear faster than the stock clutch. I don't think that's true, but I didn't want to take the chance anyways. Plus I saved a few hundred, so I'll put that towards a new exhaust.


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Mar 21, 1:42pm - #130553 
Originally Posted by westbury

i thought ur girls dad helped you and you had to pay but was i easy to install or not
Nah, he's the mechanic. I just helped him take the wheels on and off, put back everything on that was taken off under the Hood (grunt work), and align the tranny when it was ready to be bolted back together. Kinda tricky because we were using the lift at his work and had to pry and jack up the tranny by itself in order to line it up correctly.

Definitely wasn't an easy install, and I am glad it is all over and done with. We got slowed down a little by a few problem bolts that wouldn't come loose with an impact or torque wrench. Not to mention that everything in that damn car is so close together. spineyes


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Mar 21, 1:43pm - #130554 
man..! that is 1 ugly looking part

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Mar 21, 1:50pm - #130555 
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink
Is everyone's clutch that hard to drive with? With my old one, I would let off the clutch while applying gas, ya know, like you're supposed to.

But with the new one, I let the clutch go about a half an inch, and give it gas. I have to hold the clutch in the EXACT same spot, and not move it at all until it catches.

Could I adjust the clutch pedal at all, and make it lower to the floor so that there is less movement that I have to make each time I shift, or is the clutch gripping exceptionally well due to the fact that it's new?


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Mar 21, 3:26pm - #130556 
Originally Posted by slidr
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You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink
Is everyone's clutch that hard to drive with? With my old one, I would let off the clutch while applying gas, ya know, like you're supposed to.

But with the new one, I let the clutch go about a half an inch, and give it gas. I have to hold the clutch in the EXACT same spot, and not move it at all until it catches.

Could I adjust the clutch pedal at all, and make it lower to the floor so that there is less movement that I have to make each time I shift, or is the clutch gripping exceptionally well due to the fact that it's new?


i think it sounds normal. you let go the clutch like an inch or whatever and you feel the car rolling, thats when you start letting go the clutch and punch the gas. before that letting go the clutch and punching will only make you rev higher

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Mar 21, 3:38pm - #130557 
Originally Posted by stefanoc
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink
Is everyone's clutch that hard to drive with? With my old one, I would let off the clutch while applying gas, ya know, like you're supposed to.

But with the new one, I let the clutch go about a half an inch, and give it gas. I have to hold the clutch in the EXACT same spot, and not move it at all until it catches.

Could I adjust the clutch pedal at all, and make it lower to the floor so that there is less movement that I have to make each time I shift, or is the clutch gripping exceptionally well due to the fact that it's new?


i think it sounds normal. you let go the clutch like an inch or whatever and you feel the car rolling, thats when you start letting go the clutch and punch the gas. before that letting go the clutch and punching will only make you rev higher


Yea, it seems preety normal bro...Cause if the clutch is too far in, and you gas it, it's only going to rev

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Mar 21, 3:46pm - #130558 
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by stefanoc
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink
Is everyone's clutch that hard to drive with? With my old one, I would let off the clutch while applying gas, ya know, like you're supposed to.

But with the new one, I let the clutch go about a half an inch, and give it gas. I have to hold the clutch in the EXACT same spot, and not move it at all until it catches.

Could I adjust the clutch pedal at all, and make it lower to the floor so that there is less movement that I have to make each time I shift, or is the clutch gripping exceptionally well due to the fact that it's new?


i think it sounds normal. you let go the clutch like an inch or whatever and you feel the car rolling, thats when you start letting go the clutch and punch the gas. before that letting go the clutch and punching will only make you rev higher


Yea, it seems preety normal bro...Cause if the clutch is too far in, and you gas it, it's only going to rev


or just let it out more until it catches


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Mar 21, 9:19pm - #130559 
Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by stefanoc
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[quote=CeLlYgT04]You FRIED that clutch old clutch bro eek



You'll get used to the new one in no time wink
Is everyone's clutch that hard to drive with? With my old one, I would let off the clutch while applying gas, ya know, like you're supposed to.

But with the new one, I let the clutch go about a half an inch, and give it gas. I have to hold the clutch in the EXACT same spot, and not move it at all until it catches.

Could I adjust the clutch pedal at all, and make it lower to the floor so that there is less movement that I have to make each time I shift, or is the clutch gripping exceptionally well due to the fact that it's new?


i think it sounds normal. you let go the clutch like an inch or whatever and you feel the car rolling, thats when you start letting go the clutch and punch the gas. before that letting go the clutch and punching will only make you rev higher


Yea, it seems preety normal bro...Cause if the clutch is too far in, and you gas it, it's only going to rev


or just let it out more until it catches [/quote]Well my old clutch, you would release the clutch gradually until it catches. This one, you hold it in the exact same spot every time, and you don't move it until it catches. Then, you just release the pedal completly, and not gradually.


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