05-08-2009, 08:01 PM
Hey how long will a clutch normally last? Just curious. I got 30K on mine now...I am not really rough on it but I did 'learn" how to drive stick on this car...I imagine that fact alone will diminish its lifetime...LOL...got better but I am sure I loosened it up a bit! ;)
05-08-2009, 08:58 PM
There is no clear-cut answer on how long clutches will last, it all depends on the driver.
Example: my wife and I have the SAME car. We drive the same conditions, the same roads, etc. However in her car the clutch needed to be changed at 50k miles, and I have 120k on the original clutch. it's all driver dependent.
05-08-2009, 09:13 PM
I have 186,000 on the original clutch and it still "feels" fine.
05-08-2009, 09:22 PM
120k miles on mine with original clutch.
05-08-2009, 09:24 PM
my dad got over 200k on his!! but it was almost all highway!!
05-08-2009, 11:12 PM
I'm at 60k and mine has about 1.5 inches left of travel. Mine needs changing BAD!
But then again, I am running nitrous on mine and pushing the stock clutch to its absolute limit.
05-08-2009, 11:48 PM
how do you tell how much travel it has??
05-09-2009, 06:18 AM
i think he means how far you push the clutch from fully disengauged to fully engauged. mine had 80k when it went but it was woman driven for the first 50k of its like sooo there ya go
05-09-2009, 06:48 PM
^^ Exactly. Funny thing is, it doesnt slip. At all. It bites super hard and holds up to the nitrous like a champ.
05-09-2009, 08:14 PM
122,000 an feels as new, It depends on whether you are a good driver and on how often and for how long you get stuck in stop and go traffic
05-09-2009, 09:33 PM
I had 95,000 on mine, then it went out, fast.
#300 post, yay
05-12-2009, 10:58 AM
Just wondering...because I sometimes think that because I "learned" on it...that it will have a shorter life span then if I already knew how to drive stick when I bought it. I knew someone that burned out his clutch on a WRX that he's owned for less then 30K...and the dealer replaced it....what he said was apparently a defect but I always thought he rode the clutch a bit personally...but on the other hand...he didn't ever beat the car...he is so picky about his Subie...he doesn't race it and gets the oil changed constantly...always vacuums it...doesn't park by other cars...so...with the way he babies it...I guess I believe there was a defect...because he didn't burn it out by beating on it.
05-12-2009, 11:04 AM
Mine was replaced at about 92K, which I had driven half of.
Just about to get to the rivets on the backing plate at that time.
06-07-2009, 05:58 AM
my first focus i had 105k on the original clutch before someone hit me and totalled it. The most mileage I've gotten out of any of my vehicle's clutches was 235k on my 90 mustang lx 2.3 I used to have before the clutch disk disintegrated, god that was so much easier to change than the focus' clutch tho lol.