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Rocketman Aug 7, 5:41am - #242533 

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Clutch is Shot Any Ideas?!

Ok, My clutch is burnt out at only 39k miles...is this normal or no? Seems kinda wierd to me... Anyways, any recomendations on a good clutch to buy? I seriously need one... I also need one at a good price for I am not rich. Thanks for the help in advance! I know you will all come through in the CLUTCH happywink
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spaztikid Aug 7, 5:47am - #242534 
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mine slipping at 40 k... so ur not alone... some people's only last 20 k miles...


i'm gettin rps street clutch with street disk... and possibly a fidanza flywheel...
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Speed4TheNeed Aug 7, 5:49am - #242535 

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the act street clutch is excellent thumbsup
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Rocketman Aug 7, 5:51am - #242536 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
the act street clutch is excellent thumbsup


Any good sites to get them off of? Preferably that have it in stock? I am in desperate need... cry
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spaztikid Aug 7, 5:51am - #242537 
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i hear act sucks...
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Speed4TheNeed Aug 7, 5:55am - #242538 

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^^ you hear wrong.

anyway, to buy:

www.intensepower.com

www.suprastore.com

www.modacar.com might have them as well--i forget on this one. and i beleive www.titanmotorsports.com sells them, too thumbsup
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spaztikid Aug 7, 6:21am - #242539 
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who do you hear from???...

cuz a ton of people on the other site that have had ACT say it sucks and they hated it...

and recommend RPS...
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slidr Aug 7, 6:23am - #242540 

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Mine went out at 75k miles. That's where most peoples goes out at with somewhat normal driving.

Regardless of what clutch you get, don't get more than you need. It will hurt you in the long run.

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 7, 6:31am - #242541 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
who do you hear from???...

cuz a ton of people on the other site that have had ACT say it sucks and they hated it...

and recommend RPS...


drifter likes his

supra_celica likes his

csherrif loves his

i dunno, this is really the only board i'm familiar with and i have never read a bad thing about the act street clutch on this board. thumbsup

what are the problems that they talk about, josh? i would actually love to know because when my clutch does go out (which it will soon i'm sure) i was pretty sure i'd be replacing it with the act street clutch.
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QTRMLR_1 Aug 7, 7:08am - #242542 

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40k? not bad...you're somewhere in between the clutch killers and drivin' Miss Daisy. My stock clutch had a very short life hehehe. If you haven't voided your warranty why not have the dealership put another clutch in since it should last you another 40k? Funny thing is the dealership didn't know I had the clutch done when that was the only thing (besides flywheel) I had at the time on an otherwise stock car. If you've done modifications and voided your warranty according to your local dealerships, you'd be fine with a good stage 1 street clutch like the RPS costing around $250. Sure beats the Clutchmaster Stage 3 Kevlar which costs $500.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 7, 7:10am - #242543 
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How much labour will they charge to install the clutch & flywheel?

After you pay the labour, you might as well spend decent money on the clutch. thumbsup
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QTRMLR_1 Aug 7, 7:14am - #242544 

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^^ Haulin_A_Doo, you've been haulin' on those posts. Damn 1000 in one month!!! thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 7, 7:16am - #242545 
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Wow, I hadn't noticed! eek
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Polykarb Aug 7, 7:36am - #242546 

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i have a GTS and the stock one is still operating...suprisingly at 57k miles

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slidr Aug 7, 8:13am - #242547 

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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
How much labour will they charge to install the clutch & flywheel?

After you pay the labour, you might as well spend decent money on the clutch. thumbsup
About 700-900 dollars.

You can get it done cheaper though.

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 7, 8:58am - #242548 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
i have a GTS and the stock one is still operating...suprisingly at 57k miles


i'm at 63k on mine...i don't know how much longer it can hold out though
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Immo Aug 7, 5:28pm - #242549 

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I ordered a SPEC clutch/flywheel combo from jscspeed.com
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WCB420 Aug 7, 7:00pm - #242550 
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well while we are talking about clutchs, mine is starting to slip too, and i asked my dad if he could put it in for me becuase he is a mechanic and works on 18wheelers, and he said that it is a bitch to put a clutch into a front wheel drive car, because you have to take the motor out or something, is this true?

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celicafourotwo Aug 7, 7:23pm - #242551 

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well i have ACT street clutch..it's alright..don't seem any different then stock..since it uses stock plate or disc anyway..my car when i got it the clutch went out at 23k and even b4 that the last owner had already replace with different clutch anyway..dumbass dealer didn't even know about it..what about Exedy from Clutchmaster? i heard someone on here have them and like them a lot..oh well..good luck..check out the websites above, they have good prices..

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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QTRMLR_1 Aug 7, 7:43pm - #242552 

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how fast it wears out can be a combination of several factors: your skill in using the clutch, how much stop and go traffic (or is it mostly free and clear and cruising), how much you enjoy racing and slipping the clutch on purpose or dropping the clutch from very high rpms which tends to make the weak stock clutch slip and wear out faster. I like Clutchmasters and am happy with my choice, but those are on the expensive side. My aftermarket clutch is lasting A LOT longer than the stock clutch did.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 7, 7:53pm - #242553 
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By far, clutch wear is determined by the operator.

If you ride your clutch and accelerate heavy from a dead stop, your clutch is going to be short lived.
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hkysk8r86 Aug 8, 3:44pm - #242554 

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I'm with QTRMLR_1, Clutchmasters clutches are my fave smile I love their Kevlar clutch, you can drop into second from thirt and just haul ass and it won't even slip, those things last a good 50k if I heard my friend correctly, he's driven 37k on his so far and no problems w/ slipping at all, and he still does stupid shit with it

personally if your car means a lot to you, i'd go the extra mile and spend the cash thumbsup
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fusi0n Aug 8, 11:17pm - #242555 
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its highly doubtful that the dealership will replace your clutch. they classify the clutch as a 'wear item', just like tires and brake pads, so its not covered under warranty. however some people have gotten lucky and have got them replaced..it all depends on your dealership.

and clutch brands i would go with are either RPS or Exedy..i've heard nothing but awesome remarks about both brands.
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sincere2883_dup1 Aug 9, 2:14am - #242556 
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i have act clutch and its sliping again and i don't have it even 2,000 miles on it so when its completly burn i am gonna get the rps 6 puck clutch plus i mite get a Turbo kit so that will work well with it
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hephaestus Aug 9, 2:54am - #242557 
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I myself need a new clutch like I stated in a previous topic. I don't need, want, or ever want to see a 6 puck clutch installed on my car unless I was going the Turbo and etc. route, which I'm not. I need to know of a good clutch and possibly flywheel combo for a stock Celica. RPS sounds great and TRD Japan sounds great to me. How does any one else think? Flywheel wise, Fidanza is way out of the question. Too light for me. Something heavier would be great. What flywheel would work best with the TRD Japan clutch or the RPS street clutch (TQ cap of 230) other than the RPS flywheel with the RPS clutch? Any one with first hand experience in this?
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