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geebes
01-18-2009, 01:16 AM
I'm poor, and my clutch is slipping really badly.

I want an exedy clutch for my 91 celica 5sfe and a fidanza flywheel (because why not do it at the same time? :burn: )

Has anyone seen any good prices on these anywhere?

On ebay I found the clutch for $83 ($18 shipping), and the flywheel for $290($9 shipping).

This is a terrible time for my clutch to be going out. :thumbsdow :zombie:

If you have seen any deals, let me know!!

Ryan
01-18-2009, 01:20 AM
Check south bend clutch, but other than them, I would say the cheapest place would be ebay...

http://www.dxdracingclutches.com/home.html

Thats the link for south bend clutch.

KoreanJoey
01-18-2009, 01:55 AM
Comp clutch is a sponsor and I'm really diggin my 6 puck unsprung.

geebes
01-18-2009, 03:31 AM
http://www.competitionclutch.com/store/?idModel=2

I thought I said cheap KJ. :)

Do they offer us a discount or something?

Ryan
01-18-2009, 03:33 AM
WOW, those are quite expensive.

geebes
01-18-2009, 03:33 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EXEDY-NEW-CLUTCH-KIT-91-95-TOYOTA-MR2-MR-2-2-2L-5SFE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1205Q7c66Q3a 2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q 3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZite m350153005349QQitemZ350153005349QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ 5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_2068wt_1591

Anyone have experience with this one?

Ryan
01-18-2009, 03:35 AM
I put a setup like that in my friends DSM.. They are good OEM replacements.

geebes
01-18-2009, 03:41 AM
Was it any better than the oem one? I kinda want something that gives me something I can step on.

Ryan
01-18-2009, 03:45 AM
It is an OEM replacement. It may give you a bit more of a pedal, but its not going to be a high performance clutch. I am sure you would be happy with it though, especially since the one you have been driving on is older and slipping.

KoreanJoey
01-18-2009, 04:30 AM
I think we get like a 15 or 20% discount with comp. Just call them if you're curious.

geebes
01-18-2009, 06:39 AM
Dont give me no 'tude Joseph....lol...j/k.

KoreanJoey
01-18-2009, 06:59 AM
Man, I will drive my ass over there and kick you in the cocksucker.

j/k

Geebes, you should be a co-driver to the dragon.

I wanna go.

geebes
01-18-2009, 05:07 PM
How long do you think it will take to drive there? I would like to go, but I don't know if ill have enough vacation...I'm going to New Orleans the next week though...Maybe I could work it out somehow.

k.beaty
01-19-2009, 02:26 PM
anyone know why they ask if the car was manufactured before 5/90? I have a 1990 that was manufactured in December of 1989. However I am swapping in an S54 transmission, so now I dont know whether I need to buy the clutch that says manufactured before 5/90 or after 5/90. My engine will be from before 5/90 and the tranny will be from after 5/90? any ideas?

geebes
01-19-2009, 05:31 PM
I saw that, thats kinda weird. I think if you are swapping the trans, then it will definitely be fine, however thats just my guess. What clutch are you looking into?

Trance4c
01-19-2009, 05:40 PM
poor? Then why spend all the money, go cheap as you requested.

Forget the flywheel, over priced piece of nothing. Get a stock clutch, they're like 60-70 bucks last time I picked on up from the dealership.

Problem solved with minimal amount spent.

Trance4c
01-19-2009, 05:42 PM
anyone know why they ask if the car was manufactured before 5/90? I have a 1990 that was manufactured in December of 1989. However I am swapping in an S54 transmission, so now I dont know whether I need to buy the clutch that says manufactured before 5/90 or after 5/90. My engine will be from before 5/90 and the tranny will be from after 5/90? any ideas?

Get the clutch that is for the year transmission. You will then want to go with a clutch from whatever year your taking the S54 from.

Technically though, neither should matter. They are doing it to make it easier to look up parts. Typically, your parts guys aren't up on everything for every car, so they are not aware that many years and parts are interchangeable.

You can't go wrong either way.

k.beaty
01-19-2009, 05:43 PM
I saw that, thats kinda weird. I think if you are swapping the trans, then it will definitely be fine, however thats just my guess. What clutch are you looking into?

I'll probably just end up with the exedy oem replacement becuase I plan to swap engines next winter and I'll get a good clutch then. you said It will definitly be fine, are you refering to to 5/90 and later ones?

k.beaty
01-19-2009, 05:51 PM
Get the clutch that is for the year transmission. You will then want to go with a clutch from whatever year your taking the S54 from.

Technically though, neither should matter. They are doing it to make it easier to look up parts. Typically, your parts guys aren't up on everything for every car, so they are not aware that many years and parts are interchangeable.

You can't go wrong either way.

haha alright well I can get the clutch for the 5/90 and later for about 50 dollars cheaper, so i'll take that route :)

and it says 1990 - 1999, so I should be safe no matter what year the s54 is out of.

geebes
01-19-2009, 08:14 PM
poor? Then why spend all the money, go cheap as you requested.

Forget the flywheel, over priced piece of nothing. Get a stock clutch, they're like 60-70 bucks last time I picked on up from the dealership.

Problem solved with minimal amount spent.
Thanks Trance.

You don't think the flywheel would be worthwhile while I'm at it?

BTW, what is a reasonable price for someone to put a clutch in for? I think the best I was quoted was $300.

Ryan
01-19-2009, 09:02 PM
If I were you, I would just get the flywheel resurfaced...

And as far as getting it put in, that is a pretty reasonable quote.

k.beaty
01-20-2009, 02:43 AM
i ordered the exedy oem replacement. I figure that it'll hold up to daily driving and a few track days this summer just fine. If I do end up doing a swap next winter, I'll get a better clutch then

Trance4c
01-20-2009, 02:13 PM
If I were you, I would just get the flywheel resurfaced...

And as far as getting it put in, that is a pretty reasonable quote.

^ What he said. Just have the flywheel resurfaced, and 300 for a full clutch job is major cheapo! I would charge someone at least 500 to do it.

Freshnicity
01-20-2009, 05:46 PM
How difficult is it to replace the clutch yourself???

OP should try it himself, and save mucho dollars

omar
07-26-2009, 01:13 AM
So did any one ever end up getting the exedy clutch? Because mine is slipping and I need a cheap everday clutch. I drive very spiritedly, but can not afford $300 for an act, centerforce, or other performance clutch. I wanted to know if it worked out for anyone who bought it or if it was junk.

wizzards581
07-26-2009, 03:17 AM
go get a clutch at the jnk yard.. i think its only like 15 bucks... jus the disc. thats only if u can find a lucky act clutch.

but screw the flywheel. u gona get the old one resurface and put the $$$ into a better clutch. if u on a budget jus get a act clutch disc and mate it with the stock pressure plate.

joe's gt
07-26-2009, 07:11 PM
So did any one ever end up getting the exedy clutch? Because mine is slipping and I need a cheap everday clutch. I drive very spiritedly, but can not afford $300 for an act, centerforce, or other performance clutch. I wanted to know if it worked out for anyone who bought it or if it was junk.

Um...cheap clutch and spirited driving just don't mix. Unfortunately you got to pay to play.

geebes
07-26-2009, 11:02 PM
So did any one ever end up getting the exedy clutch? Because mine is slipping and I need a cheap everday clutch. I drive very spiritedly, but can not afford $300 for an act, centerforce, or other performance clutch. I wanted to know if it worked out for anyone who bought it or if it was junk.

Wow, thread brought back from the dead!

I don't know, I haven't gotten a chance to install yet. But I hear they are just as good as oem for replacement. If your engine is stock, you might as well just go with this one.