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Old 07-31-2003, 04:23   #1 (permalink)
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how strong is a std ea clutch!?

the other night i slipped the clutch somthing shokin trying to do a heel toe burnout on the spot, and smoked the clutch... how strong are they? are xr6 ones better? grippier? it doest slip through the gears at all yet, but wanna know its limits.
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Old 07-31-2003, 04:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

apparently they aren't that strong. Hence the manuals cant tow as much Ive heard
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

Mine doesn't give me any troubles doing burnouts....
Or towing.
Maybe your clutch cable needs adjusting?
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

I had similar prob quik, i tought my clutch was screwed, but did the old start in high gear and she's fine, also mechanic said it's all good.
could be a bit of grease on the clutch from a leak or something too.
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

if you have the brakes on already and you dont let the clutch out fast enough the rear wheels have bugger all chance of spinning up...i know this from experience

rev it up with your foot on the clutch, then just off the clutch and bang on the brake with the left foot.

you can get better aftermarket ones - do a search for 'daikin' clutches on here - i have posted the part number a few times i think - its a great clutch and still nice and light...
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

G'day Rollin (sorry everyone bit off topic), could you please pm me your address as paul lost it.

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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

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if you have the brakes on already and you dont let the clutch out fast enough the rear wheels have bugger all chance of spinning up...i know this from experience

rev it up with your foot on the clutch, then just off the clutch and bang on the brake with the left foot.

you can get better aftermarket ones - do a search for 'daikin' clutches on here - i have posted the part number a few times i think - its a great clutch and still nice and light...
yeah i usually do that, i was trying a heel toe to show off not much good anyways when u only spin 1 wheel!
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

with a 88 manual the clutch may just be old and nearly gone. Mine went last year, but i heel and toe on hill starts (basicly just balance the car to stop it rolling while waiting) so i expected it to wear out. But since the replacement its nice and grippy.
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nah its only a bit over a year old,
its got a bit more power than a std 88 model now though.
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Re: how strong is a std ea clutch!?

Burnouts are bad!! .. lol

I'll agree with Rollin on this one, probably needed more revs, however, I strongly advise against the heel toe method.

At the last drag meet, I just left the car in 2nd gear, reved to 3000rpm, dumped clutch and jumped on the brakes(after).. clutch didn't slip at all, and im running a standard clutch.

As for the XR etc. The 4.0 clutch had a larger diameter then the EA, so yes they will have better grip over the EA... probably a good upgrade next time the box is out.

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