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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:38 pm 
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Hey guys,

Coming home from work today on the freeway, go to overtake and lotsa free revs but no go....finally have to say good bye to the old clutch.

I've picked up a PBR heavy duty for under $500 and a mate and I are doing the replacement to save a little coin.

I got a massive favour to ask tho.. If anyone has a workshop manual for an AU1 XR8, would it be possible for you to scan and email me the few pages concerning the clutch replacement? We can do it easy but its nice to have the reference there. And before anyone goes and calls me cheap, I would have bought one today but when they cost as much as that its gonna have to wait, NYE only 1 sleep away.

So yeah, if anyone can be bothered it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, anything to look out for or be careful with doing the swap?

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:53 pm 
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Make sure you have the flywheel machined or you will probably have shuddering problems and vibrations :shock: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:13 pm 
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Check the pedal box for any signs or cranking around the clutch pedal pivot point because using a heavier clutch than factory can cause it to break.
I know because I had to reinforce the pedal box in my XR6 when a heavier clutch was used it broke the spot welds and cracked the metal and the clutch would no longer fully engage because the pedal would not move far enough.

Best to get someone to mig weld it up now before it causes any grief.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:25 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Check the pedal box for any signs or cranking around the clutch pedal pivot point because using a heavier clutch than factory can cause it to break.
I know because I had to reinforce the pedal box in my XR6 when a heavier clutch was used it broke the spot welds and cracked the metal and the clutch would no longer fully engage because the pedal would not move far enough.

Best to get someone to mig weld it up now before it causes any grief.


Oh i know all about that. gone thru two pedal boxes in 6 months. super strengtened now. Cracked firewall and a clutch too.

Definately be getin the flywhel machined. And ive changed to an Extreme clutch, want this one to last.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:19 pm 
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is that the daikin extreme, they're supposed to be pretty good.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:42 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
is that the daikin extreme, they're supposed to be pretty good.


Thats the one. Spoke to a few mechanics and that was the unanimous decision.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:44 pm 
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What power can that clutch hold?
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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:16 pm 
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What power can that clutch hold?


No idea sory mate, ill ask

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:42 pm 
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Had to get a PBR RPM race performance clutch coz the others couldnt come in in time...

Anyone had one of these? Sound pretty good.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:29 pm 
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Clutch in and working sweet.

+ lighter than the ford item

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:37 pm 
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how does it feel? nice and meaty?
im gonna need a clutch in the next couple of months.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:05 pm 
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If in Brisbane try Nicks Clutch Service at Archerfield. Got clutch with 2600lbs pressure(mustang I think) and billett steel flywheel for my AU1 XR8. Great service and a great clutch,no more shudder!
www.npcperformance.com.au

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:09 pm 
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lotus what was that worth?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:11 pm 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
how does it feel? nice and meaty?
im gonna need a clutch in the next couple of months.


Was at first. Now its slipping. Cant hold the power for some reason.Not happy.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:15 pm 
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did you replace it yourself or did a mechanic/clutch shop do it?
either way, it dosen't sound good.

 

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