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ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed #42898 Sep 6, 11:47pm Sep 6, 11:47pm
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ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed
My clutch died on Thursday morning around 5am. The smell is still lingering in my car! Well, I managed to get it to the dealer where they wanted $550 for the install of my ACT 6 Puck Street/Strip clutch and another $100 for the purchase and install of a new FACTORY flywheel. I laughed. So I checked with the parts department and they said that TRD DOES NOT make a flywheel for our cars, even though I could've sworn I saw one on a website somewhere.

So I had my car towed to a local shop ($70 more bones) and they installed BOTH the ACT Clutch and Fidanza Flywheel for about $280 bucks!! I did however, have to have the Fidanza Flywheel 2 day aired from California to Georgia. I still saved dinero. The dealer can eat a schlong.

Drivability...
Well, Pros...
Catches quick, shifts quick, and the Clutch can handle up to 298 hp (turbo time! yeah right!)

Cons...
I have to relearn how to drive my car, first gear SUCKS to catch smoothly, and it is harder to drive.

Maybe in a few weeks I'll get the hang of it. If I could re do this again, I'd get just the street clutch, but that's just because my Celica is a daily driver. One day I'll garage her. I'm up to 8-9 grand in mods, so we'll see where she goes next. Peace ya'll.


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42899 Sep 6, 11:52pm Sep 6, 11:52pm
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Good deal. Your car is coming together nicely man. Notice any mid-high gains with the flywheel. I hear ya about the street clutch instead of the 6 puck. Live and learn I guess. Its all good. Peace bro.

Dan

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42900 Sep 6, 11:59pm Sep 6, 11:59pm

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Hey, i'm in carrollton, GA, bout an hour west of atlanta, do you have the number of that place cause my clutch is near gone, and i wanna put a racing clutch/flywheel on mine too.

thanks

matt

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42901 Sep 7, 12:13am Sep 7, 12:13am
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ETI Performance. If you tell them Rob with the Celica sent you, that would be great. I go there for a lot of stuff. They're also fixing my headunit because it turns out to be the cause of the Alternator noise I've had. They are off 575... exit 14 and the number is 770 704 0972. They do all Audio work (and Video?) and small motor work. They are also really friendly. I recommend them for a small shop.


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42902 Sep 7, 12:19am Sep 7, 12:19am
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Nothing yet really in the upper range. My Intake and exhaust sound deeper to me. It may be because I haven't had my car for a few days. I'll keep at it and let you know. Anyone got any tips for a good launch. Not really a race launch, just a lot less "drag" from the clutch? Like the feeling when you try to start in third gear? I guess I just need to find the sweet spot in my clutch again. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ya'll.
--Rob


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42903 Sep 7, 7:55am Sep 7, 7:55am
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sorry to ask...im just trying to remember folks from the meet. but you had a black celica with chrome wheels and a little bit of curb damage to the front passenger side right? ehehe i need to make a list of people and cars lol. confused spineyes spineyes

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42904 Sep 7, 9:33am Sep 7, 9:33am

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kinda dumb question, but that 280 isn't including the parts right?

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42905 Sep 7, 9:39am Sep 7, 9:39am
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you think that clutch is bad try a blitz clutch puke unless you got turbo and noz dont get blitz, to strong of a clutch for daily driver.

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42906 Sep 7, 10:39am Sep 7, 10:39am
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cool...gotta go TRD all the way though. grin


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42907 Sep 8, 9:39am Sep 8, 9:39am
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My scenario:
Been deployed in Iraq since March, don't go back home till Febuary. I've been buying parts for my car.
Toyota said my clutch was burned out, the flywheel is ok. I want a street ACT clutch, is it going to ruin my factory flywheel?
Where is a cheap place to get the ACT clutch?

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42908 Sep 8, 12:33pm Sep 8, 12:33pm
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try afsmotorsports.com

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42909 Sep 8, 7:49pm Sep 8, 7:49pm
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I got mine from suprastore.com I also got my Hotchkis TVS from them.

I don't THINK that it will interfere with your flywheel. I did the flywheel b/c there was no additional charge for labor, since the clutch and flywheel sit side-by-side, so I'm told at least.

And yes, that was labor only. I bought my clutch about a yeah ago and was just waiting for it to go out. (~$335 after shipping). The flywheel was almost $400. And install was about $285, I think.


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42910 Sep 8, 7:50pm Sep 8, 7:50pm
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And the parts department at the Dealership told me TRD doesn't make a flywheel for our cars. If he's wrong, someone let me know. Thanks.


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42911 Sep 8, 7:54pm Sep 8, 7:54pm
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Generic, yes, unfortunetly, that was me at the meet with the busted front end. That's the next project, after I pay off my $800 Credit card bill in 2 months.
-Purchase, Paint, Install of new front
-Paint and install of Roof Spoiler
- " " " " Hood scoop
- " " " " Gauge Pod
2-3 months.

By Christmas, I hope to have 2 TV screens and my gamecube installed. But, i don't know if it'll happen.


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42912 Sep 15, 10:38pm Sep 15, 10:38pm
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Eh, well, I'm still getting the hang of this thing. It's COMPLETELY different driving than with stock. Only 1st gear is the bitch. The rest is gravy. Anyone else got the 6-Puck ACT clutch and/or the Fidanza Flywheel???


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42913 Sep 15, 10:40pm Sep 15, 10:40pm
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Sounds like you are just an amateur. haha. Just playin man. Its only been like a week. Give it another week or two to break in. Peace.

Dan

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42914 Sep 15, 10:45pm Sep 15, 10:45pm
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Yeah, maybe so. But I'm motivated and have kept up with all but one car that I've raced. (A Mustang GT with around 300 hp was my slaughterer). I ran with a Z28 with a stock motor last year... yes... he was racing. Even the Jaguar XK-8 could keep up with me.

These V-8's can't hang if...
1) You don't know how to drive it
2) They have weight issues

I'll re-learn. Gimme some time, schlut!
--Peace, Rob


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Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42915 Sep 16, 7:11am Sep 16, 7:11am
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I was looking at the Single plate Blitz active clutch kit. does anyone have this? just wondering looks very nice, just wondering if the clutch went out if you could just buy the clutch or have the buy the whole thing again since the clutch and flywheel is one piece. and will this clutch be ok if you had a turbo or is it not strong enough

Re: ACT Clutch AND Fidanza Flywheel installed [Re: supra_celica] #42916 Sep 16, 7:18am Sep 16, 7:18am
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rob i saw you the other night, i think saturday. you were at that package/liquor store on barret. we need to meet up sometime. hit up my cell if you get a chance on the weekend 7708231955 >>>Mark

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