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celicababe00
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Sep 1, 6:04am - #264455 
Help! Need a new clutch

My car had 82K and now the clutch is going out. It has been slipping for a while but it is getting worse. What is the best Performance clutch to go with??? Any ideas..I am not really concerned with the cost!!!

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Sep 1, 6:29am - #264456 
TRD Japan Clutch will do you wonders...runs about $330 for the clutch kit

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Sep 1, 7:21am - #264457 
I wonder how hard it is to do a clutch by yourself

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Sep 1, 7:28am - #264458 
Originally Posted by beans
I wonder how hard it is to do a clutch by yourself


Not bad, but you should have Suki "pop" it first rofl

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Sep 1, 8:35am - #264459 
Originally Posted by beans
I wonder how hard it is to do a clutch by yourself


My dad and I did the clutch on my Del Sol and it wasnt to bad.

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Sep 1, 2:47pm - #264460 
i have a TRD clutch and its hard to have someone drive you home when you are drunk because they kill it continusly. Overall you can beat the crap out of it and it still performs


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Sep 1, 5:10pm - #264461 
exedy cerametalic

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Sep 1, 5:24pm - #264462 
unless you got over 250+ horse power and 200+ trq the TRD clutch is the best for street/fun


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Sep 1, 8:32pm - #264463 
^^^What about the organic Exedy? I hear they are manufacturers of Toyota's clutches. What about RPS? I'm not promoting. I though it would be easier for everyone to see what the Supra Store says about this RPS clutch without giving a link.

"RPS is one of our favorite clutches for import Performance vehicles and a company that is not only an innovator, but a true enthusiast business.

Rob Smith (owner) or RPS has put together some outstanding clutch packages for the 2000+ Celica owner (both 1ZZ and 2ZZ motors). The first of these if the RPS Street Disc Clutch, which we feel is the best Stage I upgrade for Celica owners. If you have the basic bolt-on Performance mods on your car and just need a better overall clutch than the factory unit, then this is your choice. It offers outstanding drivability and holding power.

You will receive the RPS black pressure plate and a fully organic disc with this package. Torque handling capacity is increased to 230 ft.lbs making this a great street clutch. Pedal pressure increase is 15%."

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Sep 1, 8:47pm - #264464 
Originally Posted by hephaestus
^^^What about the organic Exedy? I hear they are manufacturers of Toyota's clutches. What about RPS? I'm not promoting. I though it would be easier for everyone to see what the Supra Store says about this RPS clutch without giving a link.

"RPS is one of our favorite clutches for import Performance vehicles and a company that is not only an innovator, but a true enthusiast business.

Rob Smith (owner) or RPS has put together some outstanding clutch packages for the 2000+ Celica owner (both 1ZZ and 2ZZ motors). The first of these if the RPS Street Disc Clutch, which we feel is the best Stage I upgrade for Celica owners. If you have the basic bolt-on Performance mods on your car and just need a better overall clutch than the factory unit, then this is your choice. It offers outstanding drivability and holding power.

You will receive the RPS black pressure plate and a fully organic disc with this package. Torque handling capacity is increased to 230 ft.lbs making this a great street clutch. Pedal pressure increase is 15%."
Even with bolt-ons, the stock clutch provides more than enough power.

Going with a clutch that provides 230 ft lbs of clamping power seems to be overkill to me, considering the Celica is not a torque monster by any means.

Just remember, the stronger the clutch, the faster it will wear.

And they aren't cheap to install.


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Sep 1, 8:48pm - #264465 
i hear organic clutches suck


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Sep 1, 8:49pm - #264466 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
i hear organic clutches suck


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I thought they were supposed to be the best? confused


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Sep 1, 9:28pm - #264467 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by hephaestus
^^^What about the organic Exedy? I hear they are manufacturers of Toyota's clutches. What about RPS? I'm not promoting. I though it would be easier for everyone to see what the Supra Store says about this RPS clutch without giving a link.

"RPS is one of our favorite clutches for import Performance vehicles and a company that is not only an innovator, but a true enthusiast business.

Rob Smith (owner) or RPS has put together some outstanding clutch packages for the 2000+ Celica owner (both 1ZZ and 2ZZ motors). The first of these if the RPS Street Disc Clutch, which we feel is the best Stage I upgrade for Celica owners. If you have the basic bolt-on Performance mods on your car and just need a better overall clutch than the factory unit, then this is your choice. It offers outstanding drivability and holding power.

You will receive the RPS black pressure plate and a fully organic disc with this package. Torque handling capacity is increased to 230 ft.lbs making this a great street clutch. Pedal pressure increase is 15%."
Even with bolt-ons, the stock clutch provides more than enough power.

Going with a clutch that provides 230 ft lbs of clamping power seems to be overkill to me, considering the Celica is not a torque monster by any means.

Just remember, the stronger the clutch, the faster it will wear.

And they aren't cheap to install.


I consider nitrous a bolt-on hehe. You always want a clutch rated a little higher than what you are going to use. So say you have 200 ft-lbs with nitrous and PFC, then the 230 ft-lbs capacity of the RPS would be good.


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Sep 1, 9:44pm - #264468 
try looking into ACT as well thumbsup


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Sep 2, 1:42am - #264469 
My stock clutch was slipping at 62K then i got a JDM TRD clutch kit

At 82K miles a spring on the clutch disc broke because of excessive heat. Also, my reverse shifter cable went out. thumbsdown

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Sep 2, 2:01am - #264470 
hey not bad your stock clutch lasted all the way to 62k. Mine didn't come close to that lol.
On your TRD and excessive heat, just wondering do you have to drive in a lot of stop and go traffic? tongue


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Sep 2, 7:17am - #264471 
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
hey not bad your stock clutch lasted all the way to 62k. Mine didn't come close to that lol.
On your TRD and excessive heat, just wondering do you have to drive in a lot of stop and go traffic? tongue


Hell my stock clutch is at 82K and just now going out!!! YOu gotta now how to drive to make em lasdt!!! grin

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Sep 3, 4:38pm - #264472 
mine is at 65K with the original clutch, it's starting to slip

I want to change it myself, but I'm skeptical about doing it by myself

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Sep 3, 5:10pm - #264473 
Originally Posted by celicababe00
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
hey not bad your stock clutch lasted all the way to 62k. Mine didn't come close to that lol.
On your TRD and excessive heat, just wondering do you have to drive in a lot of stop and go traffic? tongue


Hell my stock clutch is at 82K and just now going out!!! YOu gotta now how to drive to make em lasdt!!! grin
I wouldn't be too proud of yourself considering that some have lasted to 150,000 miles.


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Sep 8, 4:15pm - #264474 
im at 16,000 miles, and the dealer is saying that ill need a new clutch on the car soon.

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Sep 8, 4:22pm - #264475 
Originally Posted by slim
im at 16,000 miles, and the dealer is saying that ill need a new clutch on the car soon.


You must be pretty rough on it. At that rate you better budget for a new clutch often & they aint cheap. Last time I got one done, it was about $1000CDN. eek

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