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Old 09-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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photo Fidanza 3.2 clutch install pics and impressions (Same as on CevoC)

So, I got my new clutch installed over the weekend. I thought I'd share a couple pics of the (long) experience.

Here's a pic of my old (stock) clutch next to the new one.


Close up of the kevlar pad on the Fidanza


Pic of the clutch going into the car


pic of the car all taken apart



So, my initial impressions of the clutch are really really good. I'm still breaking it in, so I can't attest to it's launching characteristics, or durability. However, the pedal pressure feels like stock. Some people mentioned that chatter may be an issue with kevlar... this does not appear to be the case. The clutch slips like stock, when let out easily. That being said, if I let the pedal out more rapidly, he clutch really starts to grab. If you shift gears a little quicker than normal, you can really feel the clutch grab into gear. I've got about 150 miles on it now and it continues to get grippier... we'll see how it feels when fully broken in.

So, overall I'm very impressed, especiall for a clutch that is in the $600 price range. The clutch seems to have stock drivability and I'm expecting it to hold my power with no problems... we'll see...
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Damn my car is on jack stands as well, and way more taken apart! lol...

Now I am in the market for a clutch as well.

keep us informed on how its goin
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Nice job on the clutch install. Yea Keep us up to date on that sucker.

Thanks
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Elvis, are you going to have your car back together by Saturday??

Tobz, Thanks man!

I'll update the thread next week... I'm hoping to make it out to Bandimere next Wed!
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Limpskie No I dont have the money for a new clutch or anything.

So as far as I know the clutch is toast and I dont know if the tranny is or not.



IN that pic is Just what came out of the starter hole on the tranny. so i know i toasted it VERY bad!
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Wow... That doesn't look good at all. Is the car your only mode of transportation? How much does it typically cost to get a replacement/aftermarket transmission out here?
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Yeah dude your tellin me that sucks, That is the only car I have to drive and it sucks.
Luckly I live at home still and can use my moms F-250 If I need to go somewhere.
But If I convert to a five speed it will cost me in the $3,000 areaa with out a clutch.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Well... my clutch was only $620, plus delivery. If it holds up, it could be a good budget solution for you. I'll keep this thread updated!
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Old 09-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Thats not bad it seems reasonable
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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That clutch is going to take some getting used to. I'm sure it will grab like a mofo.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Yeah, the clutch is finally broken in. It does chatter a bit, if you're not careful with it. I launched it this morning and it grabbed real hard, and rocked the car when I did it! I'm going to have to relearn smooth launches on this thing... we'll see how TNT this Wed goes. I've never really drag raced, so it should prove to be a really good learning experience.

For a clutch with a 2500 lb pressure plate and single disk... this thing is a beast! We'll see how it holds up.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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This clutch for racing application is ok but a daily driver can get pretty nasty on your left foot.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I've heard a couple ppl say that. It's funny, but my clutch pedal feels a little lighter than stock. Maybe you were thinking of the 4.3?
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