Okay, I'm postin' up a question for you folks. My clutch is about dead. Unfortunately, I'm about to drive 2,000 (mostly highway, of course) miles and gain 20% power for 1500 of those miles when I go to Oklahoma from Denver. Needless to say, I'll be hard pressed to have ANY clutch left on the 15th. Luckily, I've learned how to shift without a clutch, but still. I'll be ordering my new clutch with my paycheck on the 13th or so, and I'm trying to choose between the following:
Exedy Stage 2 Cerametallic, looks to be rated for 326ft/lbs of torque. Roughly $520. Option 1
ACT "street" disc setup, rated at 420ft/lbs. Roughly $690. Option 2
I know beyond a doubt (tax return) that before the life of this clutch is through, I'll have an upgraded turbo/uppipe/injectors/pump and the associated tune, with my power target being 370 - 390 safe HP, which probably means at the crank. My bigegst question is whether I should go with the slightly cheaper, still high performance Exeddy, or the innitially more expensive, potentially better for my application, ACT clutch, and why. I almost think the Exedy would be better because my target is slightly above its rating; this would force it to slip rather than snap my transmission into tiny pieces if I accidentally dropped the clutch a little too hard, I believe.
My other question is, when I get the clutch I also want a lightweight flywheel; ACT and Exeddy both make them, and they are 10/12/14 lbs respectively, all within $20 of eachother. What weight would be best for streetable applications while still contributing to the performance itch scratching? Also, this WILL be dragged semi-monthly. Not often, but every now and then. Much more often it will be torture tested with mountain driving.
Any thoughts are welcome, and I'll answer whatever is asked.