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selection of parts seems limited compared to 5 speed box. Vector has 93k now and I plan to go with bcb stage 1. no issue with clutch slipping now, but wont be surprised when this becomes an issue. not going beyond stage 1,so what would be "best " clutch combo for this package for strictly street use ?
 

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A stage one likely won't require a clutch upgrade. I am tuned higher than your planned goal and have more miles than you.

I would look into an uprated pressure plate when you do go to swap it out though or purchase the clutch kit for the Buick Regal GS as that option would hold through stage 3+.
 

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clutch package

I did the search, but I am not a fan of mix and match combos. spending $800.00 for a clutch won't happen for a car that cost $ 2,800. I was seeking input for a mild tune , lower cost option. hope the stock clutch holds up longer than I expect it to, if so, will have plenty of time to mull this over. thanks
 

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I did the search, but I am not a fan of mix and match combos. spending $800.00 for a clutch won't happen for a car that cost $ 2,800. I was seeking input for a mild tune , lower cost option. hope the stock clutch holds up longer than I expect it to, if so, will have plenty of time to mull this over. thanks
Understood. That was not clear from your question as asked:
selection of parts seems limited compared to 5 speed box. Vector has 93k now and I plan to go with bcb stage 1. no issue with clutch slipping now, but wont be surprised when this becomes an issue. not going beyond stage 1,so what would be "best " clutch combo for this package for strictly street use ?
 

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6 speed clutch / BUICK GS interchange

can you tell me the year BUICK GS clutch pack that will work, and what engine has this trans ? thank you
 

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can you tell me the year BUICK GS clutch pack that will work, and what engine has this trans ? thank you
These are the part#s I used when I did my car. It's holding 280-ish hp and 300-ish tq just fine, as it should given how close that is to factory GS output:

Flywheel: 24260639 Slave Cyl: 55565331 Disc/PP: 55581277

This kit should apply to every model year with a 6-speed manual and the 2nd generation ecotec block. 2014- uses the 3rd gen, which I can't confirm is the same but honestly probably is.

You must have the 6-speed to use this kit.
 

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MapTun 450 N-m clutch option?

MapTun sells a clutch that they claim holds 450 N-m of torque for both the 5-speed and the 6-speed. It is a solid disk, so it is for the DMF. The price is about 350USD (not including shipping, etc).

Anyone have experience with this?

I'm torn. I really don't like the feel or rev characteristics of the DMF.

But my car is also a DD, and I don't want some rattly, noisy, racy sounding clutch setup, shame coz a lighter SMF and a mildly aggressive sprung clutch would be sweet.

My old Stage 3 '99 9-3 had the perfect setup. I machined 4 pounds off the flywheel and installed a Viggen clutch/PP combo. It was perfect for the street. Wish I could replicate something like that for my SportCombi.
 

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I'm in the same boat - need an inexpensive setup for my Stage 2 Vector, a daily driver. I went on the AC Delco parts lookup site and those numbers are not coming up.

Where did you purchase your parts? And are these just bolt on replacements?

These are the part#s I used when I did my car. It's holding 280-ish hp and 300-ish tq just fine, as it should given how close that is to factory GS output:

Flywheel: 24260639 Slave Cyl: 55565331 Disc/PP: 55581277

This kit should apply to every model year with a 6-speed manual and the 2nd generation ecotec block. 2014- uses the 3rd gen, which I can't confirm is the same but honestly probably is.

You must have the 6-speed to use this kit.
 

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I googled the part numbers and found the Buick parts on several GM parts sites.

This is good info. Thanks athauglas! I think preserving the DMF and going with a stronger OEM Clutch/PP is just the ticket.
 

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I'm in the same boat - need an inexpensive setup for my Stage 2 Vector, a daily driver. I went on the AC Delco parts lookup site and those numbers are not coming up.

Where did you purchase your parts? And are these just bolt on replacements?

When I searched "part xxxxxxxx" in google, I got them all to come up. Right about $500 dollars total on average. Not a bad option for our cars. ;)
 

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Getting ready to drop the hammer on this one. Just to confirm: these are the only three parts I will need, and it covers the flywheel, pressure plate, friction disk and release actuator? (Besides a clutch alignment tool?)

I don't suppose we have a removal\installation guide on here? (Was unable to find one with search)
 

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You might want to add a slave cylinder, if that's still the politically correct name for what manufacturers to call those today... Ron
The correct term is freedom inhibited cylinder.
 

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Getting ready to drop the hammer on this one. Just to confirm: these are the only three parts I will need, and it covers the flywheel, pressure plate, friction disk and release actuator? (Besides a clutch alignment tool?)

I don't suppose we have a removal\installation guide on here? (Was unable to find one with search)
You should definitely replace the rear main seal while you have access, because it will be a long time before you separate the transaxle and the engine again after doing the clutch, and the original seal might not last. Saab WIS will have the official procedure, but I personally don't have access to that. An experienced garage can have it done in a few hours.

Also note that the GS pressure plate is NOT self-adjusting like the saab OE part, which should make installation a little easier and also improve reliability somewhat.
 

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Not yet. Fixed the oil leak and t-stat... Now the damn car wont start. Effing Saab electronics are overly complicated for their task. Plus it is under a pile of snow at the moment. :)

Soon I hope!
 

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I've got to do the clutch and wheel hubs on all four corners like yesterday! The winter here isn't doing either part any favors.
 
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