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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:44 pm 
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It is time for a new clutch for the xr6, what brands do people recomend? Should I put in a heavy duty clutch and do they make heavy duty clutches as direct replacments with out having to drill and tap holes in the fly wheel. As the motor is stock I am thinking just a direct replacement would be the go. What do they cost approx. Also should I have the flywheel machined.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:01 pm 
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Flywheel MUST be machined (otherwise you will get plenty of slippage) :wink:

I would recommend a heavy duty unit (especially if you plan on future mods).

Don't get a factory one though. They are nearly twice as dear as an aftermarket one. Source an aftermarket one.

Hope this helps :)
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:06 pm 
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I was definately going to get an aftermarket one. Do any brands stand out from others??

How many times can I flywheel get machined before before it need to be replaced.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:35 pm 
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i've just gone through this. i had one reply to my thread (thanks voxace!). I've gone with xtreme. when i went to have a look and see what was recommended to me, i say what an RPM clutch did to a commo flywheel, and i didn't really want my flywheel in 1000 pieces. it will be installed in 2 weeks, i'll let you know what it's like

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:39 pm 
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PBR XR6 clutches (factory fitment clutch) can be had for less than $250 if you ask.

And I've seen them hold upto 165rwkw on a particular car, flogged to the s**t everyday of its life. It was the one clutch that didnt fail in this blokes car.

I've used them on every T5 conversion I've done so far, and have never failed me.
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:10 am 
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i've just gone through this. i had one reply to my thread (thanks voxace!). I've gone with xtreme. when i went to have a look and see what was recommended to me, i say what an RPM clutch did to a commo flywheel, and i didn't really want my flywheel in 1000 pieces. it will be installed in 2 weeks, i'll let you know what it's like
i have an " RPM Heavy duty clutch" in my car... with no shattered flywheel yet! :wink: :roll: im not a "Driving miss daisy driver either!"

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:13 pm 
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how much extra stress does a h/duty clutch put on the pedal box and fire wall?
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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:28 am 
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how much extra stress does a h/duty clutch put on the pedal box and fire wall?
not alot of extra stress... i lil... but its far from tractor effort required to operate the clutch...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:03 pm 
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hightek have valeo clutches on ebay for around the $225 mark. Give them a call and see if they'll do it better for Fordmods

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:56 pm 
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ok guys I have called around for clutches & prices but I am a little confused at the moment. I can get a PBR clutch for $528 which is heavy duty or I can get a standard replacement for $349 which is an exceedy.

Now my next question, I have seen one on ebay that is only $225, would that be of decent quality and why would the price vary that much?

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FALCON-EB-ED-EF-EL-AU-XR6-HEAVY-DUTY-CLUTCH-KIT_W0QQitemZ4629457902QQcategoryZ102349QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:08 pm 
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ok guys I have called around for clutches & prices but I am a little confused at the moment. I can get a PBR clutch for $528 which is heavy duty or I can get a standard replacement for $349 which is an exceedy.

Now my next question, I have seen one on ebay that is only $225, would that be of decent quality and why would the price vary that much?

Link is attached:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FALCON-EB-ED-EF-EL-AU-XR6-HEAVY-DUTY-CLUTCH-KIT_W0QQitemZ4629457902QQcategoryZ102349QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


These $225 clutches on ebay are sold by an FM sponsor. I'm sure if you ring Cam at Hightek, he'd be more than happy to answer your questions and give you some info.

And considering Cams reputation and ethics (he is a good bloke full of knowledge) I doubt that they would sell any items of dubious quality.
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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:22 pm 
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You can also give Mike a call at Sunbury brakes and ask him as well, a second independent opinion wouldn't hurt. Mike has hands on experience and is happy to advise you.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Falcon-eb-ed-ef- ... dZViewItem

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:29 pm 
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mr_sperm1 wrote:
i've just gone through this. i had one reply to my thread (thanks voxace!). I've gone with xtreme. when i went to have a look and see what was recommended to me, i say what an RPM clutch did to a commo flywheel, and i didn't really want my flywheel in 1000 pieces. it will be installed in 2 weeks, i'll let you know what it's like
i have an " RPM Heavy duty clutch" in my car... with no shattered flywheel yet! :wink: :roll: im not a "Driving miss daisy driver either!"


the bloke at abs didn't exactly tell me not to go with their stuff, just that from his experience exedy and xtreme seem to be the better clutch. it was probably just the flimsy commo flywheel that died, like the rest of the car around it!! :lol:

my gearbox is going back in as i type! full report tomorrow on the Xtreme HD clutch!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Clutch Industries (PBR) RPM clutchs are awsome! Never had an issue with them! We fitted one to my Vlaint. Also sold one to a mates mate who has a worked 351 in a Landcruiser and he hasn't complained at all!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:35 pm 
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this is all i hear! but i'd heard good things about xtreme. i didn't believe him till he showed me the box o bits! it surprised me when he didn't recommend them...

 

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