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 Post subject: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:49 pm 
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hey guys need to buy a new clutch for a new project i just got, a 97 el futura :D
it will be recieving a mid worked motor, cam, springs, inlet valves, pistons the lot, nothing crazy just street spec. and im after a new clutch for it and was wondering on your guys suggestions? something that will hold up with a bit of passionate driving, fun track days, drags etc.

i have heard these arent bad for the coin? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Falcon-Clutch-ki ... 5acf55556e



thanks guys any suggestions welcomed
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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:56 pm 
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I've found the RPM stage 1 clutch from Clutch Industries to be pretty good in my Eb Ghia, held up to heaps of abuse, a few clutch dumps, very heavy trailers & full car many times. Also a number of good skids too....

Some people don't like them, yes the RPM is heavier feel than stock but not a huge amount.

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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:02 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
I've found the RPM stage 1 clutch from Clutch Industries to be pretty good in my Eb Ghia, held up to heaps of abuse, a few clutch dumps, very heavy trailers & full car many times. Also a number of good skids too....

Some people don't like them, yes the RPM is heavier feel than stock but not a huge amount.

Cheers

ToranaGuy



I have the RPM clutch in my ea as i burnt the old one out from too many skids :), but i have really liked the feel of the RPM it is nice and solid, doesnt seem to slip, and so far no issues. and its been about 8 months
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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:39 am 
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Mine did many many kms in the EB Ghia without issue. Only recently replaced it due to a broken clutch plate, due to stuffed input shaft bearings..... replaced it with another rpm clutch.

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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:51 am 
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I have a Sunbury clutches clutch.

Good price, only slightly heavier than standard and holds up well. My current engine is only stock but I REALLY give my clutch hell (and tow 1500kg boats on slippery a** ramps and slip a lot). Has done 25,000 and probably needs to be replaced now. I would recommend though, I think only $255 from memory?

By giving hell I mean slipping it for traction a 3000rpm. Really give it hell lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:43 am 
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thanks for the suggestions guys and for the extra info on how long they have held up for and for what uses like towing like skidder said.

i have been looking and seen a few people praise the sunbary clutches which is good, might get a bit more info on those and look at the rpm range too and see if they have a slightly more heavy duty over a direct replacment =)
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 Post subject: Re: new clutch ideas? el falcon
Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:15 am 
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The rpm range has a few clutches in it. Usually starts with a higher pressure plate & a standard friction plate. Thats a stage 1 setup, that I currently run, modified EB Ghia, still stock cam tho. Then moves up to better materials on the friction plate like a cushioned puk/button clutch, then a full puk clutch...

Similar to the Exedy range.

Gotta be careful with a T5 & really grippy clutches, they are not so kind on the gearbox.

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