02-09-2006, 11:35 AM
hey guys i did a search cuz i could have sworn i saw the same post but i couldnt find it so please dont jump my ass about it, but will the factory clutch work with a lightweight flywheel, i thought i saw a couple people saying it wouldnt because are is not a sprung unit, but help me out with this, i want to go aftermarket but i dont believe im going to have the funds to do both clutch and flywheel and ford wont warranty there work unless its there clutch. go figure
02-09-2006, 12:04 PM
you can use the stock clutch with a lightweight flywheel, but you're right, the stock cluch is unsprung, so it'll make for a harsh engagement. also, the stock clutch is junk, so get the aftermarket
02-09-2006, 10:29 PM
i agree and if there already doing the flywheel you should have them do the clutch as well it would be stupid not to
02-10-2006, 07:09 PM
As I said in the other thread, I got the CM Stage 3/Fidanza fly shipped for less than $810. Considering the CM clutches come with the slave cylinder/throw-out bearing assembly, IMHO it's definitely worth scraping together the extra coin for the clutch. Think about it this way, with the stock clutch/light fly you're going to be doing your clutch much sooner than you would if you put in a better clutch. So, you're going to be doubling up the labor plus the cost of the clutch parts. Better to spend the labor once, but I know another $450 is a lot of money as well. If there's any way to swing it, do it all at once - you'll thank yourself down the road.
12-04-2006, 04:50 AM
ok. i am thinking to do the same (stock clutch, fidanza flywheel). i read that thread your talking about. the guy said it works just fine together. i already have the flywheel. i was thinking of having this work done this week BUT i just realized something. Ford has, i believe, 2 clutches. the old one, and the updated one along with an updated flywheel. on the TSB it states that if the updated clutch is installed, then the updated flywheel must be installed as well. Fidanza said that if your stock flywheel fits with stock clutch, then their Fidanza flywheel will also fit. I wonder witch clutch Fidanza was talking about, the old or new??! Does it matter??!
12-04-2006, 05:08 AM
right now i'm thinking that it depends on which flywheel you are going with, either an aluminum dual mass flywheel or an aluminum regular flywheel. i think only Centerforce makes dual mass. in the clutch TSB, says that the updated clutch can't use the dual mass flywheel. i'm gonna have to double check that TSB and give Fidanza a call before i take it to the shop. but i have a feeling i'm not gonna get a quick response or not even get an answer at all. if that's the case i'll just forget about the stock clutch and go CM STG. III.
12-04-2006, 02:50 PM
The TSB clutch will def not work with an aftm flywheel......they were designed to be used with original clutch......they are different sizes