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JAIMEJAMES Jul 23, 11:09pm - #30244 

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Finally getting the TRD JDM...

clutch and flywheel installed. the long and arduous road dealing with a bad clutch on a "certified" used 2000 gts is finally ending. the 4 month back-and-forth battle with my old dealer and toyota motor sales eventually was resolved by toyota (the damn dealer still denies any wrong doing bs). i'm bringing in my car this evening and my local dealer is installing the parts and checking out a few other problems (noisy valves and a slight friction noise coming from the transmission). i will let you guys know what a new and better clutch feels like. woo hoo!!! thumbsup

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spaztikid Jul 24, 12:03am - #30245 
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cool. so it'll pay off in the end. thumbsup
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Evan Jul 24, 12:30am - #30246 

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glad it worked out for you! thumbsup

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IcEd blUe Jul 24, 2:22am - #30247 

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sweet!
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VSGTS14 Jul 24, 4:55am - #30248 

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GOOD JOB MAN! grin grin grin grin

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Bradcelica Jul 24, 8:39am - #30249 
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i'm happy for ya that it all worked out for the best grin rice.

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Steven Jul 24, 7:22pm - #30250 
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you'll love it, it catches so close to the ground. thumbsup
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JAIMEJAMES Jul 25, 4:51pm - #30251 

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well, got my car back early this morning before work but the 10 minute drive didn't prove any drastic change in clutch feel confused.

sure, the clutch doesn't slip like it used to and there's some "power" but i don't feel a real difference.

i reviewed the work order/invoice and the only part # i recognize was the TRD japan clutch cover (#31210). there's something under #311011 but it adds the description "clutch cover subassembly r&r 3005 wt93" (what the heck is that?). there's nothing else about a clutch disc (not even a stock part #) and especially the flywheel.

hey, i'm relieved they accommodated me with at least 1 of the upgrades but they promised the cover, disc AND flywheel. am i missing something???

oh well, at least the car functions "normally" now. darn, thought i had the clutch modifications done. as they say, beggars can't be choosers tongue.

now, i have the b&m s/s on it's way from supra store (cheapest i could find) thumbsup

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Evan Jul 25, 5:15pm - #30252 

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well if you payed for any of it, then you're not a begger.. make them fix it! grin

if it was covered under warranty, then like you said.. at least it's fixed

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JAIMEJAMES Jul 25, 5:28pm - #30253 

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didn't have to pay (not even for the rental car) so yes, i'm fortunate it works (crossing my fingers since i don't have much trust with toyo lately)

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PBCelica02 Jul 26, 9:53am - #30254 

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nice..that'll be a noticable difference!
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