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Good clutch for the track?

Old 08-17-06, 02:21 PM
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Good clutch for the track?

My car is going to be used almost exclusively for autox/track days/time trials/etc. While I have the engine out, I figure I'll get a new clutch. What kind of clutch would you guys recommend? I have an 88 GTU, and there will only be a few power mods (exhaust).
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How much money can you afford to spend?
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full bronze racing beat 4 puck thats all u need dont waste money on A.C.T crap
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For the money, the 4 bronze puck clutch is your best deal.

http://www.iscracing.net/2nd_Gen_Parts.htm
$158 pressure plate + $96 disc can't be beat

Use ISC if you are on the east coast and RB if you are on the left coast; parts/prices are same
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i have an OS giken twinplate for sale...brand new clutch plates..lol if ur looking to solid track performance
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I have used centerforce clutches in highly modded 12a's for road racing and stock style clutches in stock class road racing, have never had a clutch failure yet. I would like to try a Tilton one of these days.
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Tilton twin disk == awesome. Once you get usd to the shorter engagement it is a wonderful clutch.

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If you get a pucked disc, get the sprung hub/damped one.
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Tilton, Quartermaster, and AP are the only true racing clutches. All the rest are basicly modified street parts. the Quartermaster and Tilton both have rotary setups ans does Mazda comp.
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Old 08-20-06, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tims
Tilton, Quartermaster, and AP are the only true racing clutches. All the rest are basicly modified street parts. the Quartermaster and Tilton both have rotary setups ans does Mazda comp.
Agreed, now someone sell me a used Tilton flywheel and clutch set up cheap!

Tim, maybe you or one of the guys here that have been racing for a long time can explain the advantages of these pure race clutches for the rest of us. Is the big advantage weight, engagement speed, durability, or something else?

Paul

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Yes, all those things. Mainly it is the durability and light weight. I just sold my Quartermaster setup about a month ago. I raced with a bunch of the stuff people have listed but the pure race clutch is the best setup and is not alot more expensive than a good street clutch/flywheel setup. the race clutch has instant engagement(like a light switch) very small amount of travel and has a very low moment of inertia(this helps accelleration). spend the extra money it is worth it.
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I Have A Os Giken Twin Plate Clutch With Lightweight Flywheel. But I Havent Installed It Yet. Does Anyone Have Any Expirience With This Clutch?
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Ive just installed the OS Giken Twin plate clutch w/ flywheel on my sligthly modified turbo2.
Its superb and once you get used to short engagement its really great!
I payed 700USD shipped to norway from rhdjapan.. (used)

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You know you can adjust where the clutch engages, right?

Unless it really is something completely different with the clutch itself...
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no, how?
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You adjust the clutch pedal rod in height and pre-load I beleive...

It might take some work to get it just right, but you could have it engage anywhere you set it, including near the floor, below the floor (bad), or right as the clutch is released (also bad...).

There are instructions in the FSM.
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