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Old 07-13-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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Better Clutch & replacement question

I am so sorry to hijack but I can't figure out how to start a new thread. All I want to know is a source for a clutch kit. It needs to be better than original. Stage 1-ish. Will anyone out there help me. Can't find any for 2010. I mostly need durability but an increase in performance is my hope. In case I ever soup it up a bit. I won't be racing. I'm a wannabe.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:42 AM   #2
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Check out cfm. But those kits are pricy. If you buy an oem clutch youd still gain power because its new. Also very durable for regular focus.
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Check out cfm. But those kits are pricy. If you buy an oem clutch youd still gain power because its new. Also very durable for regular focus.
Thanks. The guy doing the work recommended a flywheel as well. It's this normal to do at the same time? What is a flywheel insert and is it just as good as a new flywheel? If it's what I think it is.
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Made you a new thread in the duratec performance section for your car.

Click on "New Thread" at the top of each section to start your own.

"Dual Mass" flywheel is recommended for replacement with a clutch as normal resurfacing doesn't work on them, and it's a wear item for it's shock absorption feature anyways. Some replacement types (aluminum) have replaceable inserts, haven't heard of that with a stock flywheel myself.

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Made you a new thread in the duratec performance section for your car.

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"Dual Mass" flywheel is recommended for replacement with a clutch as normal resurfacing doesn't work on them, and it's a wear item for it's shock absorption feature anyways. Some replacement types (aluminum) have replaceable inserts, haven't heard of that with a stock flywheel myself.

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Thanks I'll go there. How do I know if iI have dual mass?
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All the d-techs have d/m flywheels. http://C-F-M.com has a Exedy oem replacement kit including flywheel for $425. it replaces the d/m system w/ a 1 piece flywheel, disc, pressure plate. I'd add a throw bearing to the order.
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All the d-techs have d/m flywheels. http://C-F-M.com has a Exedy oem replacement kit including flywheel for $425. it replaces the d/m system w/ a 1 piece flywheel, disc, pressure plate. I'd add a throw bearing to the order.
Thanks. Must be why I'm having a hard time finding a good kit. Will that one give me a better feel? I like to know when I'm using the clutch, plus I hall stuff so I need strength and durability.
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Thanks. Must be why I'm having a hard time finding a good kit. Will that one give me a better feel? I like to know when I'm using the clutch, plus I hall stuff so I need strength and durability.
That oem replacement kit will take everthing you throw at it. Do you have a turbo? Yea it'll handle that too.
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That oem replacement kit will take everthing you throw at it. Do you have a turbo? Yea it'll handle that too.
What makes you say the OE kit will handle anything you throw at it including turbo? If it is OE that usually means original equipment, similar to what was already in there. The reason I ask is that I will save a lot over a stage one if the OE kit is truly better than what came with the car. That is a very good thing. WAF, if you know what I mean. Otherwise, I will have to go with heavy duty or stage one. Just looking for clarification. Again, I do load the car down quite a bit.
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The OE replacement kit Felix mentioned has a good rep. for durability and (I rechecked) it does include the slave cyl..

Staying near stock will be best for the heavy load you mention. Moving up to their Stage 1 kit would give you a lighter flywheel (worse for starting out when loaded) and each step "up" results in a clutch with less "feel" and more sudden engagement (again not great for smoothly starting off when loaded).
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