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[Mk2] [Turbo] current recommended clutch kit

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: [Mk2] [Turbo] current recommended clutch kit Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi guys/gals.

Anyone have a recommendation on clutch for my rev2 turbo. I'm hoping to at some point run ~300hp.

ive had a look on ebay and most seem to be XTD clutches from the US.

ive looked through older threads and have found the exedy stage 1 being recommended quite a lot. but also the competition clutch stage 4.

Car will be streetdriven, but a weekend car so happy enough to have something slightly stiffer than stock.

Cheers
Ross. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

same question from me too!

Its a rev 2 also and prob wont reach 300bhp. The current clutch seems ok and looks meaty but as the engine is out, i might as well replace it.

I was thinking a standard oem / exedy clutch?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just get a standard OEM clutch for anything upto and around 300hp, that way you keep your drivability, a uprated clutch will likely to be snappy and noisy that's from experience. Unless you are planning on tracking it regularly then you won't need to upgrade.
Also, the standard clutch will likely last a lot longer on a street driven car.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cheapest i can find is £112.50 and free postage for a complete exedy clutch kit on ebay brand new and same part number as the one tcbparts sell for £126+vat

Think i will be going for that
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just make sure it's a genuine one before you buy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

And throw away the throwout bearing that comes with it and buy an OEM one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Funny you should say that gazza, i was going to mention it but thought a OEM one would be ok. I have a ACT HD clutch in mine and fitted that bearing it lasted about 300 miles. Ended up putting a Blueprint OEM one in and its been fine since. The engine builder uses them for most of his cars and has no bother.
All in all as you say probably best to lob it and get a genuine one or a well known OEM .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The one that came with my Exedy on my NA went noisy within 5k miles, one on the turbo within about 1k miles. Lesson learned now!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

OEM is fine. Toyota or Exedy.

Just make sure you get a genuine Toyota throwout bearing. You really donít want to have to pull the box in a few miles because the Chinese TOB that came with the clutch fails.

FYI I ran 12.8 @ 110mph with a 1.9 60ft on a OEM clutch at the drag strip.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Do u mean the clutch release bearing as this is the only bearing for the clutch i can find?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah same thing, called different things in different countries.

A rose by any other name.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

markstevieandmads wrote:
Cheapest i can find is £112.50 and free postage for a complete exedy clutch kit on ebay brand new and same part number as the one tcbparts sell for £126+vat

Think i will be going for that


can you PM me the link, ill buy an OEM clutch release bearing at the same time. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Wouldn't recommend the Exedy - it was toast after only a couple of thousand miles on my Rev 3 (maybe 300bhp).

Now running Competition Clutch stage 4 and it's much better and still very driveable [thumleft]

My experience here: http://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1665441&sid=f9d6d551d59a762497a6263ddcd9b4dd
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I fitted an Exedy stage 1 to my rev 3 turbo just under 2 years ago and have since covered about 15,000 miles on it. Mix of alpine driving in crazy cold and crazy heat, city driving stop - start etc, just about any condition the road will put a clutch through. No noises and the bite is still about 10mm from the firewall, same as when I fitted it. That being said, like many drivers on here I'm sure, I never ride the clutch, always in neutral with foot off even if its just for a few seconds. If you were to keep the clutch down for longer than 10 or so seconds I would think your left leg would remind you to put it in neutral [Wink]

EDIT: also running as close to 300 as makes no difference
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

This is on an NA, but same principle... This is why the aftermarket / supplied throw out bearing is rubbish: https://streamable.com/6lf7s

That's not even a year old.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

As Gazza says, they all use the same $2 release bearing.

Throw it in the bin and use OEM.
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