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    Question Clutch install question

    I need a new clutch, and the local subie dealership want's $1700 to do it (includes clutch, bearings, flywheel...everything). I' don't have that kind of money lying around. So, looks like I'm going to one of the local garages. My question is this, besides the clutch itself, what do I need to get? Most likely I won't get a new flywheel, but that depends on the price. I've found:
    1. Pressure Plate
    2. Clutch Disc
    3. Throwout Bearing
    4. Pilot Bearing
    5. Alignment Tool
    ..on clutchcityonline for $250. What else do I need to get to keep the cost at the garage down?

    They also have Exedy Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with Full Faced Organic Disc with Exedy Lightweight (12.8lbs) Chromoly Racing Flywheel, release bearing, and alignment tool for $860.

    I need some help here. I've never had to do something like this before.
    Thanks in advance.
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    youll need to have ur old fly wheel resurfaced... i would just buy a new one though. You should just order the clutch kits by either exedy or ACT. I'm picking up mine on saterday.. ACT HD 6 puck
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    I would stick with the stock clutch. The harder the clutch (higher the stage) the more stress it puts on your trans. I went with a stag 1 with a light weight flywheel my trans lasted 3k after that. It was alot harder on the gears where as the stock clutch gives more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cyturbowrx View Post
    I would stick with the stock clutch. The harder the clutch (higher the stage) the more stress it puts on your trans. I went with a stag 1 with a light weight flywheel my trans lasted 3k after that. It was alot harder on the gears where as the stock clutch gives more.
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    Just get another stock clutch/flywheel. You don't necessarily need to have the dealership install it, but I would definetely stick with OEM components to save the tranny.
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    ...so if I'm reading this correctly, I should just go with my first option, which is the exedy clutch and all of the bearings and alignment stuff. If that's the best way to go, then I'll place my order tomorrow.
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    Can anyone suggest somewhere to get the stock flywheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by svynx View Post
    ...so if I'm reading this correctly, I should just go with my first option, which is the exedy clutch and all of the bearings and alignment stuff. If that's the best way to go, then I'll place my order tomorrow.
    Thanks.
    just get an exedy stage 1 clutch kit it comes with everything except the flywheel.....this clutch is similar to the stock clutch just a little more grabby

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    I'm going to stick with the OEM exedy clutch. Now I have to decide if I'm going with the OEM flywheel, or buying the slightly cheaper ACT streetlite flywheel (13.9 pounds).
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    Clutch & Flywheel FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying them! - NASIOC

    OEM clutch
    Lightweight flywheel
    SS-braided clutch line

    Personally, I'm going with that option when my clutch burns up
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    Thanks for the link. I've got a little reading to do.
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    You will be fine with OEM clutch and a lighter flywheel. Just let someone you trust put it in. Doesn't have to be the stealership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cyturbowrx View Post
    You will be fine with OEM clutch and a lighter flywheel. Just let someone you trust put it in. Doesn't have to be the stealership.
    "Stealership"...

    The local garage charges $55 per hour. They looked it up, should take about 4-5 hours to install. $300-$350 depending if they can do it that fast (added in a little extra just in case). Plus $500 for the clutch kit and flywheel. I think I'll let them do it. Less worry on my part.

    Thanks to all who helped me with my first upgrade on this car.
    Next thing to tackle is suspension. KYB AGX's with Eibach Prokit springs here I come.
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    Next project: EvoIII-16g, pnp, 850 injectors, fuel pump, and a little secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svynx
    Thanks to all who helped me with my first upgrade on this car.
    Next thing to tackle is suspension. KYB AGX's with Eibach Prokit springs here I come.
    Get stiffer springs - JDM Pinks, for example
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