I'm always confused about "stages".Michael Delaney on Sep/03/02 said:if you plan on upgrading the engine to make more than 175 whp in the future then TBJH's advice goes down the toilet.
you size the clutch based on your power output. as the power gets higher, you need more clamping force. you trade chattering / less slipping and more pedal effort for more reliability and faster activation.
So if you don't plan to beat on the car and make more than say 175 whp, then TBJH's advice is pretty good. If you make more than that then you'll be looking to buy a new clutch again because you sized it improperly.
The exedy clutch was in the car when I bought it so i'm not sure how much it was. I'm pretty sure it's just a stage 1, which as far as hp goes on the car I think is adequate. Pedal feels nice and tight throughout. I am doing the clutch on my integ soon, and am seriously considering an exedy clutch. Of course i'm going to look into other alternatives before I commit to anything, but my experiance with the one in my civic has been good so far.dragontegz on Sep/03/02 said:Quote: nospeedlimit143 on Sep/03/02
look into exedy clutches... i like the one in my civic.
which exedy clutch did you get and how much was it? how's the pedal feel and the clamping force?
Mike,MikeSarrGSR on Sep/06/02 said:I did an engine swap recently in my TEG and the last thing I thought I would have to worry about was the ACT HD/SS. It had survived 5 9K overrevs with gear engagements from 3rd to 2nd, one of the springs was loose and the copper lining in the material all but DESTROYED the ITR flywheel in 13K miles. You cannot slip that clutch to launch like in the Stock GSR or even the ITR unit. The thing is on or off, even with the HD pressure plate.