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Old Sun, Dec-02-2018, 07:41:47 PM   #1
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Default What clutch do you guys use?

First...lets get this out of the way, I am running SMG.

Car is 90% on the street, I am running a ESS 575 kit. What clutch would you guys recommend.

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Default Re: What clutch do you guys use?

Got an email from ESS and they said just stick to stock clutch. I don't think the stock clutch can handle the added HP, but they are the manufacturer. Odd...I thought they would have a recommendation for their kit.
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Default Re: What clutch do you guys use?

Running stock on my AA kit...

I also should mention, stock and 200k mi on it, haven't seen any issues.
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Default Re: What clutch do you guys use?

oem can handle it


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Default Re: What clutch do you guys use?

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oem can handle it

I disagree. I had a new Oem clutch in for 7300km before it started slipping with my ESS-525.

I did have the Map cleaned up and ended up making 40 more horsepower on the dyno between the ESS tune and the custom one here in Australia.

To that end i run a custom twin plate from direct clutch services over here.

The guy that owns the company has a 7 second rx-7 so he's pretty clued in on getting drive out of the gearbox.

I'd go looking for something with at least an upgraded pressure plate.
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Default Re: What clutch do you guys use?

I run southbend stage 2 on my vf570 - feels stock but grips like a mofo
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I disagree. I had a new Oem clutch in for 7300km before it started slipping with my ESS-525.



I did have the Map cleaned up and ended up making 40 more horsepower on the dyno between the ESS tune and the custom one here in Australia.



To that end i run a custom twin plate from direct clutch services over here.



The guy that owns the company has a 7 second rx-7 so he's pretty clued in on getting drive out of the gearbox.



I'd go looking for something with at least an upgraded pressure plate.


I am running sachs clutch with no issue (ess vt2-575 ) kit


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I run southbend stage 2 on my vf570 - feels stock but grips like a mofo
+1 same in my turbo'd M3, feels just like stock clutch
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