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DudeMan
05-19-2011, 05:17 PM
I was planning to buy an ACT 6 puck and Fidanza flywheel but I've decided to lower my budget to get the car back on the road sooner.

I wont be putting down any major power for a while so something closer to stock would probably be better suited anyways.

I know the cheapest option would be to resurface my flywheel and just grab a new clutch disc/pp but a starter engagement issue chewed up the teeth around the edge so I'd like to replace it too.

I'm seeing these Exedy clutch kits on eBay for cheap, specifically the ones with an F1 flywheel included.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/EXEDY-CLUTCH-KIT-PROLITE-FLYWHEEL-90-93-CELICA-ALL-TRAC-/160521687712?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item255fd692a0

Has anyone ever used one of these?

I know Exedy is a good brand but I'm worried about the F1 flywheel.. Anyone have experience with one?

What other options are out there? Something in the $300-$400 range would be ideal.

Max Vador
05-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Fidanza is only good if you like taking them right back out.

Comp Clutch makes a 6-puck stage 3 that feels close to a stock aggression. It's a CC so you gotta pay, but you won't need to replace it when you do put power to it

Max Vador
05-20-2011, 03:51 PM
And a lighter weight flywheel is going to be a pain in the ass for normal driving because your rpm's drop much faster between shifts so you'll have to rev match every gear

Tecker184
05-20-2011, 06:45 PM
I have an exedy stage one clutch it my car and i love it. The only thing i recommend is to get an oem throw out bearing mines making noise and i only have like 10k on it.

ChrisD
05-21-2011, 05:24 AM
Fidanza is only good if you like taking them right back out.

Comp Clutch makes a 6-puck stage 3 that feels close to a stock aggression. It's a CC so you gotta pay, but you won't need to replace it when you do put power to it

I've been running a Fidanza flywheel for 8 years. I guess I missed the memo.

Also, lightweight FW is just fine for normal driving. Again, 8 years of driving.

As for recommendations I can't really say on those ones as I don't have experience with them. Exedy makes OEM products, so their stock replacement clutch will be fine.

Max Vador
05-21-2011, 12:32 PM
O guess I missed the memo that they put out memos.

A lightweight flywheel is made to go up and down in rpm's faster. So there is a noticeable difference between shifts when switching to one. Sure they're streetable, but they aren't necessary unless you're doing some serious road or rally sport.

And you're driving experience means nothing to me. I've done over a dozen clutches and I've seen a ton of gouging on fidanzas and broken springs on excedy clutches.

You get what you pay for. A clutch is a supporting mod, like a forged bottom end. It doesn't hurt to put a good one in before making power

ChrisD
05-21-2011, 05:20 PM
LOL. They totally do. I can fax it to you. :D

I think they are great, as do many others, but we've had that debate before and in the end it's up to the individual.

I agree with you on the clutches. I'm a big advocate for building for the end goal in mind whenever possible. However for someone with close to stock power, a stock clutch will be just fine.