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groundzero Aug 30, 3:33pm - #262819 
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clutch problems

i was thinking of buying a new clutch from clutch masters... i heard a lot of good things about them... but i am undicided on weather i should buy a stage two or three... it is my daily driver and i like to go to the track nad race now and then...please help

thanx in advance

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slidr Aug 30, 3:35pm - #262820 

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You don't need a stage three, and you really don't need a stage two. The celica pushes minimal torque to the wheels, so you aren't gonna need a clutch capable of handling much more torque than you can put down. It will just wear faster.

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groundzero Aug 30, 4:04pm - #262821 
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is this a fact? i did not know this... nice.. what about flywheel?

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groundzero Aug 30, 4:07pm - #262822 
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so you think a stage one will do just fine if i have headers, exhaust, and Intake???

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oas Aug 30, 7:36pm - #262823 
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the stock one is madefor stock pwer spineyes
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groundzero Aug 30, 11:01pm - #262824 
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so what type of flywheel should i get??? i heard fidanza is not good for a daily driver

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SeeULater Aug 30, 11:04pm - #262825 
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Yeah no need for a stage 3 or a stage 2! A stage 1 clutch will be just fine even with all those mods. For the flywheel I would go with fidanza! When I get more money this is going to be my next mod.
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groundzero Aug 30, 11:11pm - #262826 
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[I'm going to say don't get the Fidanza flywheel. It's cheap and super light that's why so many people say get it without realizing what they got themselves into. If you deal with any daily stop and go traffic or driving to the drag strip forget it. It's too light, just don't get it. Don't forget about the cost to install one of those flywheels at $500 - $800. While your at it you might as well replace the clutch at $250 and up. I'm guessing the LSD is out of the question while the tranny is dropped. Looking at your profile I would suggest either just resurface your existing flywheel, get something heavier and made from chromoly, or just forget it until your clutch goes. Then think about. An exhaust and a header would suit you better. I personally would not go Fidanza ever


this is what someone had to say about the fidanza any one have any other suggestions

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slidr Aug 30, 11:16pm - #262827 

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Originally Posted by oas
the stock one is madefor stock pwer spineyes
No it isn't. And do you even know how much torque the stock one can hold, and how much the Celica puts down, even with the mods he has?

Of course not. rolleyes

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slidr Aug 30, 11:19pm - #262828 

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[I'm going to say don't get the Fidanza flywheel. It's cheap and super light that's why so many people say get it without realizing what they got themselves into. If you deal with any daily stop and go traffic or driving to the drag strip forget it. It's too light, just don't get it. Don't forget about the cost to install one of those flywheels at $500 - $800. While your at it you might as well replace the clutch at $250 and up. I'm guessing the LSD is out of the question while the tranny is dropped. Looking at your profile I would suggest either just resurface your existing flywheel, get something heavier and made from chromoly, or just forget it until your clutch goes. Then think about. An exhaust and a header would suit you better. I personally would not go Fidanza ever


this is what someone had to say about the fidanza any one have any other suggestions [/quote]If it's your daily driver, then just leave it stock. They will resurface it when they take the clutch out.

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groundzero Aug 30, 11:23pm - #262829 
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so you dont thank i should get a lighter one maybe not the lightest but at least one light than stock like a chromely one???

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slidr Aug 30, 11:28pm - #262830 

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Originally Posted by groundzero
so you dont thank i should get a lighter one maybe not the lightest but at least one light than stock like a chromely one???
I think someone on new celica .org posted a list with the weights of all known aftermarket flywheels for the Celica, so you may want to check there.

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hephaestus Aug 31, 2:49am - #262831 
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^^^You're correct. I have pics and the weights (I think) of most of the flywheels available for at least the GTS. Some flywheels seem that they are only available for the GT and some of those Japanese sites it's hard to read, but I think I figured it out. I'm working on it and I will try to get pics, weights, and either if it's aluminum or chromoly up in the near future.
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slidr Aug 31, 2:53am - #262832 

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Just remember, the more you deviate over the rating you need with a clutch, the shorter its life will be. And since they are a pain to replace, and not to mention costly, you want to get only as much as you need. It's one of the few parts on your car where overkill can cost you.

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ikin Aug 31, 3:07am - #262833 
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i had a stage2 and it was great for about 75k though. the car is a lot jumpier after the install but it only last me 75k while my stock one lasted 100k. if you dont mind that it dosent last as long as the stock then get it. and by the way i didnt abuse the clutch let alone do any burnouts or hard launches thumbsup
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