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Old 07-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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new clutch??

hey guys dunno if this is the right spot to post this but it appears i need a new clutch when even i park on a hill and im in first gear my car will roll backwards even with the e brake on so im told by a few ppl my clutch is "slipping" my engine is 100% so is the tranny if i put an "aftermarket" clutch un will it screw my engine and tranny up if not what clutch do you guys recommened or should i just get a direct replacment??

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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i would also like to know what clutch's u guys run. i have 120k and im sure its gonna start slipping soon especially the way i drive my car.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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Exedy OEM replacement here on my zetec

just ordered it, so no opinion yet. But supposedly it is the best quality OEM replacement clutch ever made for the zetec.

Another option for holding a little more power is the LuK Pro Gold

and then you get into the usual suspects, Spec, CM, etc... none of which have been lasting more than 20k miles for most people
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
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I put on a centreforce when I did my engine/tranny swap and I love it. Way better then stock. Getting an aftermarket clutch won't hurt anything at all. When you do it make sure you get a new throw-out bearing and I would suggest a new rear main seal as well. Getting your flywheel machined is pretty much mandatory as well. If you are going to put this much work in you might as well do it right. You may need to replace axle seals as well, but you can do that after fairly easily.
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just use a block wedge for those hills !!ii
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Fix your ebrake too! it should have that much play to let it roll pulled all the way tight.
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hmmm when you park on a hill you obviously park with the front of the car facing the top of the hill and leave the car in 1st gear and pull the e brake. when the car rolls backwards in 1st gear does the car lurch back a few feet at a time and try to stop then lurch again and try to stop so on and so forth? thats natural if you are on a steep enough hill. its probably just that your rear brakes are gone. if you end up doing the clutch anyway you need to ask yourself if you are planning on putting any power adders on the car. if you are going over 200hp you need a stage 3+ clutch in my opinion. i had the exedy OE replacement clutch for a long time and it was great until i decided i wanted more bite. i got the ACT 6 puck clutch kit and have had no problems out of it thus far. its a little tough to have a perfectly smooth take off sometimes but thats to be expected with a puck clutch. ive put around 15k miles on it and it hasnt given out yet. let you know if i break 20k ** in other words IMO if you just want an OEM relacement get an exedy clutch and if you want something that will hold alot of power i suggest a 6 puck of your choice. but stay away from the 4 pucks!!! OMG those things are aweful to drive.
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