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Old 29th May 2014
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Hi all,
I was wondering if we reached a consensus about what the best all round clutch is.

I have the opportunity to buy a 2008 Aero 6mt FWD and would like to buy a stage 0/1 upgrade to it. I'm in California with 91 octane so the boost should be dialed back a bit. I don't plan on pushing the power any further than that. However my driving style has a lot of freeway top gear WOT (love effortless torque) which as I hear is harder on the clutch. The clutch should be quiet and not a bear to push in traffic.

If I buy this car I either want to buy the best clutch/flywheel money can buy for daily driving a modded ECU or maybe i should see about getting a TX 280hp tune instead of the 3xxhp & "gobs" of torque tunes out there and stick with the stock clutch/flywheel set up.

Yes I am familiar with the search function on the forum but considering the money riding on this purchase I thought it wise to get my specific needs out in the open.

Anyone with a modified ecu please feel free provide a update on your clutch experience here, I'd like to hear your story.



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Old 29th May 2014
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I have the JZW stage 3+ tune with a new standard flywheel and uprated sachs clutch and after 3k miles i have no problems whatsoever
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I have the JZW stage 3+ tune with a new standard flywheel and uprated sachs clutch and after 3k miles i have no problems whatsoever
That's the clutch I have and 30k miles on the clutch, it's rattling and slipping. I have a new DMF and a spec stage 3+ sitting in my closet waiting to go in.
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Wardak,
What stage tuning are you at? Who's your tuner? What is your driving style/commute like?

I put on 30k per year on the highway so I'm looking for the most bulletproof way to handle long term, with just the ecu mod.
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i only do about 5-6k a year in the Saab so mine should last me just fine
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The best clutch is the clutch masters fx850. Hands down. But its $3300 for clutch and flywheel.
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Wardak,
What stage tuning are you at? Who's your tuner? What is your driving style/commute like?

I put on 30k per year on the highway so I'm looking for the most bulletproof way to handle long term, with just the ecu mod.
I'm at a stage 3 tune with John. I daily drive my car normally but once in a while I do get spirited. Track the car only a couple times at the drag strip per year. Otherwise, at the track is the only time i launch it at 3000 rpm.
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That's the clutch I have and 30k miles on the clutch, it's rattling and slipping. I have a new DMF and a spec stage 3+ sitting in my closet waiting to go in.
not to rain on your parade but spec lasts about the same. I got my installed last June and its already slipping. I"m at stage 3+ jzw.
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Maybe it has to do with my driving habits, but I'm at 61k on the stock clutch (JZW stage 1 at 45k and stage 3 at 50k) and I've never had problems with the clutch. It is still tight and never slips. I've driven nothing but manual cars my whole life and have had clutches go before, so I know what it feels like, yet my Aero has exhibited none of these behaviors to date. (Knock on wood, I guess).
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Well hopefully the spec twin plate will be an option by the end of the year!
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Oh, it's going to happen.
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I'm running Jzw stage 3 and mines slipping as well pretty bad now under high boost. I'll shell out money too, I'll pm you for details.


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yeah count me in for FWD in about a month ill have the funds
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I'llpm you both shortly
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Just sent the money to pat this morning.. Can't wait to get this started!!!


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Yep, mine is on its way too...can't wait. Sure will be nice to finally be able to put the power down, plus open up the 19T or 20T option.
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Exactly, want some reliable power once the ls2 coils are setup. Would like to go with a bigger turbo though, trying to work on something not to expensive. But to get a little over the 400 into the 500hp range.


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That was Andrews flywheel that was sent in for the single mass. I had nothing to do with it, though.

The twin should have better engagement than the stage 5. Driving the clutch masters twin is an absolute dream. I can't imagine a single disk with that high of a holding capacity being better.

Eclipse, have you talked to Tim's yet? I'm kind of curious what they say.
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Do we have a group buy going?
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