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Old 12-19-2004, 03:49   #1 (permalink)
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new clutch for ea

ive been driving round with a clutch that weighs about 200kg for months now, and finally am going to replace it. few questions about the replacement.

1. how much should it cost?
2. what kind of clutch should i get?
3. what sports clutch options are there, are these expensive as?

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Old 12-19-2004, 06:40   #2 (permalink)
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Re: new clutch for ea

I got a Daiken XR6 clutch for around $250, it cost about $190 to install, which included machining the flywheel. It has a great pedal feel, bites hard and is lighter than the standard clutch in my fathers AU XR6 VCT.
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Old 12-19-2004, 22:20   #3 (permalink)
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Re: new clutch for ea

i cant tell you how much clutch feels but all i know its gonna be heavy......

its an extreme clutch, 900kg full faced organic fibre clutch and cost me $375. its suppose to be a really good clutch but not really recommended for daily traffic driving.

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it says ur cars an auto need psi? what car are you talking about?
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:17   #5 (permalink)
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Re: new clutch for ea

I have a Luk heavy duty clutch (holden v8 item - gasp). Never got it to slip even with hard launches or flat changing. Set me back $346 from Adelaide Clutch Service. Pedal weight is slightly heavier than stock, but not by much.
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Re: new clutch for ea

The only bad point with heavy clutches in falcons is the weak firewall and crumbling pedal boxes. I just had my pedal box rewelded, its great having a clutch pedal that goes in straight now.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:29   #7 (permalink)
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Re: new clutch for ea

IMO the firewall and pedal box although weak, is up to the task of pumping a HD clutch. I have seen a couple of firewalls/pedal boxes broken, and each time the clutch cable was frayed. This makes it a LOT harder to pump the pedal. If you keep the cable in good nick, everything else *should* hold together.

Having said that - I would reinforce the firewall and pedal box if I had the chance.
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Yeh your probably right, once the cable gets on a bit of an angle, all hell breaks loose. Still mine was reinforced with the metal bit out of an XD/XE on the firewall when I bought it, and the pedal box was already on the way out so it was only a matter of time.
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Old 12-20-2004, 18:32   #9 (permalink)
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yeh my cable and firewalls not in the best condition. Serious rubbing going on, frayed cable, clutch pedal angles in towards where the stereo is. firewalls obviously been rewelded a couple of times. gona get th whole lot done and get it over with hopefully for good.

that daiken xr6 clutch sounds interesting. im in nz tho and stuf over here tends to be waay too expensive. thnx all 4 feedback.
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Old 12-20-2004, 18:47   #10 (permalink)
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I heard that fords fix for this problem was to use a longer clutch cradle in the EFs onwards. This gives the pedal more mechanical advantage and travel which puts less load on the firewall and pedal box. If someone has the chance to find out if this is true might save some people trouble
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