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Old 01-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #74741
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Haha I've heard it sucks. For sure clutch with you this spring. What clutch did you get? I'm either getting the LUK kit or debating a stage one aluminum flywheel kit.



Anyone else out there have experience in timing belt swaps?
several on the regular zetec, but never the SVT and I have no interest in learning the VCT side of the svt-zetec sorry.

also going from a dual mass to a single mass lightweight flywheel will make a world of difference!

Aku's car was a treat to drive with whatever clutch/fly it had.

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spec stage 2? thats what I had in the powerworks focus as well and never had any issues with slippage. did you break it in proper? I assume yes since you rev-match most of the time like I do but I dont recall you mentioning break in?

FWIW I liked the spec stage 2 and lwf in my car......the jetta has a clutchmaster stage 4 and I wouldn't recommend it to most people for a DD but I love it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #74742
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So LUK kit is prob good enough if I'm stating n/a?

Or is there a reason for lightweight flywheel ill benefit from for another 500
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #74743
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if its cheaper i would personally get exedy oem clutch with light flywheel. i have it in my st and grabs awesome. its about 2 yrs old with 7k miles on it? car was down for a year.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #74744
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Light weight flywheels will free up a little bit of wheel power due to less drive train loss, thats about it really. the revs feel freeier and lighter and I was a fan of it but i doubt it made that much of a difference lol prolly all in my head


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Old 01-03-2012, 08:20 AM   #74745
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When I made 40k, I was approved for 150k. But I had been making 35-40k for a few years. They wont care about the gf money unless she will be cosigning on the house, which is not a good idea. With making around 40k, I suggest sticking to 100k or less and you will be fine.

I do have well water, with 2 filters and a softener with a filter, it still smells a lil, but not bad

ok thank you chaney.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #74746
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from a power standpoint I dont think it makes any difference at all truthfully......at least none thats noticeable.

for me it was about the driving feel, I find it easier to take off, shift (especially downshift) etc.

if you dont plan on keeping the car longterm I would say definitely not worth the extra cash.

sidenote: on CFM the spec clutch with lightweight flywheel is only $300 more than the LUK setup not $500 if that makes any difference
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #74747
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Light weight flywheels will free up a little bit of wheel power due to less drive train loss, thats about it really. the revs feel freeier and lighter and I was a fan of it but i doubt it made that much of a difference lol prolly all in my head


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hmmm wonder why he switched to a AWM head when its an AEB car?......its tempting but goddamn all these noobs stripping motors are starting to piss me off.

dakkk kind of torque are you using to strip the block for petes sake?!?! torque spec on those things is 120ft/lbs plus a half turn which the 120 is hard enough for me to hit on my torque wrench but that half turn after that takes me pulling while my brother pushes.

also it kind of sounds like he's an idiot and if he didnt remove/install the head bolts in the correct order shit could be warped....to much work/hassle IMO

although it is tempting because thats cheap enough that if you sold your car for what you think you can get out of it+ aftermarket goodies you'd have enough cash laying around for racelands/built motor/big turbo awd sleeper car.
plus if your building the engine his jackass self messing it up wouldnt matter because they'd take care of it for you.
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300 isn't that much more. Ill look into that. I plan on keeping the car and getting a second toy
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #74749
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several on the regular zetec, but never the SVT and I have no interest in learning the VCT side of the svt-zetec sorry.

also going from a dual mass to a single mass lightweight flywheel will make a world of difference!

Aku's car was a treat to drive with whatever clutch/fly it had.

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spec stage 2? thats what I had in the powerworks focus as well and never had any issues with slippage. did you break it in proper? I assume yes since you rev-match most of the time like I do but I dont recall you mentioning break in?

FWIW I liked the spec stage 2 and lwf in my car......the jetta has a clutchmaster stage 4 and I wouldn't recommend it to most people for a DD but I love it.

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Yes I did proper break in of 500 miles... and still slipped for another 500 miles until one day (the night before a waterford event too which was awesome) it just decided to start gripping hard and it was s uper mc awesome everyday after that. Just not sure why it took so long to break in properly and why it was literally like and on off switch
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #74750
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The one thing you have to factor in Scott is homeowners insurance cost, taxes, heating cost, and all that.


An 85000 mortgage will cost you around 500 to 600 a month
Then taxes depend on area.
Homeowners around 400 +
Heating around 900 is mine.
Electricity around 800
Then there's food and water

So plan on at least 1200 for bills at least
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