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Clutchnet

Clutchnet High-Performance Clutch

[11/20/2006] Reviewed by: Allen Keele

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Update to previous ClutchNet review

After only 12,000 miles, a pressure plate tine bent, resulting in having to replace the whole unit. Don't buy this brand for High-HP/torque applications.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely



Clutchnet High-Performance Clutch

[7/21/2004] Reviewed by: Allen Keele

Applicable to:

Clutchnet Carbon-Fiber Pro haevy-duty clutch kit including pressure plate

Great clutch; lukewarm purchasing experience. Very pleased with the performance of this clutch so far. I bought this instead of ACT since there are so many unresolved complaints about ACT's squeeling problems on the Forum, and because the ACT Extreme pressure plate is so difficult to operate on a daily-driver basis. The clutch incorporates a dual-surface disk with marcel on one side and some pucks on the other, and is supposedly rated to 300HP (by Clutchnet). The pedal is firmer than stock, and the action is near the floor instead of at the top like my stock clutch. The clutch grabs well with no slip or fad, but I am still easily able to feather a smooth take-off if I want.

The clutch kit was $425 direct from Clutchnet (Clutchnet.com), and was to include a pilot bearing, release bearing, and clutch alignment tool. I only got the release bearing. I sent an email to Clutchnet to ask about the pilot bearing, but got no response. Costing only $10 - $13 at the autoparts store, it's not worth pursuing for me. The impportant thing is that I have a heavy duty clutch that is easy to operate, can hold up to anticipated mods, and doesn't give me any of the grief reported by many ACT customers.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely


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