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Old 03-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #11
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You cannot avoid the noise an aluminum flywheel makes. It's not the manufacturer's fault...it's just that since the stock flywheel is dual-mass, it covers up those harmonics. A single piece, lightweight flywheel inherently is going to produce that noise.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:22 PM   #12
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Well between the CM Stage4 and the SB STage 3 I would assume they would both be able to handle the power I will put down, but which one has the easiest clutch travel and which would last the longest?
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #13
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Those two things are kinda subjective...except that the CM stg 4 is puck style and the SB stg 3 is a full face disk, which might contribute to longer life. Pedal feel is totally subjective, though. Mine is easy enough to drive, but gets a tad tiring in stop and go traffic. Then again, stop and go traffic with a manual in general is tiring.
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so what is the advantage/disadvantage of a full face over a puck style.
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Full face typically has more longevity. Pucks wear out faster because there is less surface area to handle the torque.
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Would also depend on what it is made of?
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Anyways, I'm running an OBX vacuum distribution block. It's one of the few OBX products that is simple enough that nothing can go wrong. You hook it up to the PCV line that comes from your intake manifold. It gives you 6 vac sources and is a nice, clean solution. With a boost gauge, boost controller, and BOV, that's 3 right there. You can hook up your J&S as well (though I don't run mine).
I ordered the OBX vacuum block today. It should be here in a week or so. Thanks
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the obx vaccume block works great, i have one of those. looks good to. not mention makes all vac. connections sooo much easier
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Would also depend on what it is made of?
Yes, the South Bend clutch is made of a feramic (no, not ceramic, feramic) compound. Very durable. Apparently if you get a feramic clutch too hot, it will weld itself to an aluminum flywheel...now, I didn't know this when I bought the clutch, but I don't plan on getting it that hot any time soon. Some shops recommend resurfacing stock flywheel or going with steel instead of aluminum.

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I ordered the OBX vacuum block today. It should be here in a week or so. Thanks
Ugghh, now people are going to think I'm a supporter of OBX. The main reason I got it was that it had 6 vac ports (more than others in the same price range) and was black so it would blend in. All I was going for was functionality and cost; had nothing to do with brand name.
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Ugghh, now people are going to think I'm a supporter of OBX. The main reason I got it was that it had 6 vac ports (more than others in the same price range) and was black so it would blend in. All I was going for was functionality and cost; had nothing to do with brand name.
it's ok, i am getting one too just so it will be easier to do for me lol plus the cost is good.
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