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Old 10-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Clutch opinions....

Ok so the ST is about ready to turn over 100,000 and my clutch is about at the top of its travel. I keep reading all these posts about Exedy clutch kits, but not about Ford kits. I work for Ford so I obviously consider the parts I normally work with as my price on parts is reasonable, but, are the Exedy kits better the Ford kits? If so, why? Anybody out there have any actual comparisons they would be willing the share? I will more than likely go with the Ford kit, but reading all those posts has tweaked my interest and could possibly change my mind. Thanks to all.


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You got 100,000 miles out of your Ford kit why not do it again , My opinion is you wouldnt see that from the exedy

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Ok so the ST is about ready to turn over 100,000 and my clutch is about at the top of its travel. I keep reading all these posts about Exedy clutch kits, but not about Ford kits. I work for Ford so I obviously consider the parts I normally work with as my price on parts is reasonable, but, are the Exedy kits better the Ford kits? If so, why? Anybody out there have any actual comparisons they would be willing the share? I will more than likely go with the Ford kit, but reading all those posts has tweaked my interest and could possibly change my mind. Thanks to all.
It depends on what you want or are looking for. If you like the dm flywheel & the driveablity of it, then I stick to it. If your looking for a little weight loss & have a few mods, its hard to beat the Exedy oem kit. Which ever way you go, I'd add a throw out bearing to the order. Whats your cost on a oem clutch w/ flywheel? And is that a 10% or 15% mark up?
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Good point Tom. I am just trying to make sure there isnt something else out there that I am not aware of thats just as good for a better price.


Another good point Felix. I do not beat on my car. It rarely sees 5k rpms, so I am just looking for smooth shifting and longevity. Clutch kit and flywheel from where I work is about $535 plus tax so its very reasonable. I am not even sure if I need a new flywheel but I plan to have my parts guy order one just in the event. If thats the case, and I dont need it, then my wallet will stay a little fatter.
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As you know, you can't machine a d/m flywheel.
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ok so now I am lost. I have looked and looked and looked and I cannot find a part number for the pilot bearing. I have been reading through several posts and everybody seems to have a different answer or opinion. My parts guy cannot locate a pilot bearing through fords website for my car so here the question......Does my 2.3 mtx75 have a pilot bearing or not??? If it does, does someone have a part number?? Starting to go crazy....
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I really don't believe the mzr/duratech cranks use a pilot bushing/bearing at all.
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I'm new to the focus world and in the same boat.. or err focus. 104K, original clutch. having trouble getting it into gear and all the clutch action is in the first 1/16" of travel coming off the floor and thats it.

I'd be interested in hearing what parts you bought. Looking at fordparts(com), there is a clutch kit (7L596) for $450. Didn't get far enough into it but the diagram makes it look like it is pretty complete but I don't see the flywheel.
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