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    Replacing clutch. Fllywheel too?

    I am replacing the clutch in my 02 wagon as it is slipping occasionally. How do I know if the flywheel should be replaced as well? The car has 150K + miles.

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    If you're replacing the clutch, you should be replacing the flywheel as well
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    Any recommendations on which flywheel? I am assuming oem.

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    OE or ACT StreetLite. Read up on the pros/cons of a LWFW and choose accordingly
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    Or just take the flywheel to a machine shop and get it resurfaced for abour $40-60

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis
    Or just take the flywheel to a machine shop and get it resurfaced for abour $40-60
    Subaru specifically recommends against resurfacing of the flywheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Subaru specifically recommends against resurfacing of the flywheel.

    If it shows coloration indicating hot spotting, I would veer away from having it resurfaced.. although if it looks fine then you could get away with simply resurfacing it (I would get it balanced as well).


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    I really don't want to compromise the reliability of the car. I'm inclined to go OEM. I haven't done any mods to it.

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    Probably a wise choice.

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    I went OEM on the flywheel, just replaced the clutch on friday. After doing a ton of research, it seemed almost every person with the ACT streelite or Exedy fw502, had bad deceleration clutch noise that I personally couldn't live with.

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