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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:52 am 
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i got an eb xr6 wid 5 spd in it and got heavy duty clutch in it and my fire wall is flexing badly, it cracked and i got a plate over it but it still flex, any good solution for this prob? why has ford desinged a car with a fire wall that cant handle a heavy duty clutch?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:30 pm 
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its an e-series problem... all e-series with heavy duty clutches experience that problem.. ive been ther twice in 2 different falcons... :roll: cut a thicker round plate to sit around the cable where it passes through the firewall... Ford aint going to do anything about it now... :lol: is several generations old now...

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:40 pm 
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The firewall is *just* strong enough for a standard clutch. Making it stronger for minority who fit aftermarket clutches 10-15 years after the car was sold would cost money, so everyone would pay more (even those with an auto). Just one of the things the x and e-series manual driver have to pay attention to.

One of the biggest stresses on the firewall is a worn clutch cable as well. A worn cable will make the pedal MUCH heavier. Second, get a heavy duty clutch that is not heavy. extreme make a clutch that will handle 400+rwkw that is bearly heavier than stock.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:53 am 
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MY BRO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, YOU NEED TO GET A PLATE WELDED AROUND THAT AREA AND THAT WILL FIX IT STRAIGHT AWAY, MY BRO HAS HAD NO PROBLEMS SINCE.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:25 pm 
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LUMO wrote:
MY BRO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, YOU NEED TO GET A PLATE WELDED AROUND THAT AREA AND THAT WILL FIX IT STRAIGHT AWAY, MY BRO HAS HAD NO PROBLEMS SINCE.


no need to YELL IT AT US

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:07 am 
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LOL sorry dude didnt realise the caps was on hahahahahaha

 

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