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Hey guys,

I currently have a 2013 Stage 3 FoST with about 67k miles on it. After being Stage 3 for about 45-50k of those miles, the clutch is starting to slip since it's the same clutch that came from the factory. So at this point, I'm looking into other alternatives for a new clutch. I do plan on going BT in the near future so I'd like to upgrade the clutch and get it out of the way now. I'm planning for around 400whp and about the same amount of torque. I've been browsing Stage 3 Performance and I see that the SPEC clutch kits aren't too expensive and they seem to be popular. However they have two kits, one compatible with the factory dual mass flywheel and the other which is only compatible with SPEC's aluminum flywheel.

Does anyone have the aluminum flyhweel and what kind of differences does it make compared to the factory flywheel?
 

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Hey guys,

I currently have a 2013 Stage 3 FoST with about 67k miles on it. After being Stage 3 for about 45-50k of those miles, the clutch is starting to slip since it's the same clutch that came from the factory. So at this point, I'm looking into other alternatives for a new clutch. I do plan on going BT in the near future so I'd like to upgrade the clutch and get it out of the way now. I'm planning for around 400whp and about the same amount of torque. I've been browsing Stage 3 Performance and I see that the SPEC clutch kits aren't too expensive and they seem to be popular. However they have two kits, one compatible with the factory dual mass flywheel and the other which is only compatible with SPEC's aluminum flywheel.

Does anyone have the aluminum flyhweel and what kind of differences does it make compared to the factory flywheel?
I have nothing towards your question that I can add, honestly, however I'm quite surprised that your clutch is slipping at only 67k...she must have lived a hard life if that's the case.
 

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I have nothing towards your question that I can add, honestly, however I'm quite surprised that your clutch is slipping at only 67k...she must have lived a hard life if that's the case.
It's by no means terrible at this point and it's not extremely noticeable unless you really get on it hard but like I said, I want to go BT in the near future so I figured I'd start looking at my options now.
 

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It's by no means terrible at this point and it's not extremely noticeable unless you really get on it hard but like I said, I want to go BT in the near future so I figured I'd start looking at my options now.
Yeah if it has ANY signs then I'm sure it'll get accelerated by the BT. Plus, an upgraded clutch is an upgrade so #racecar
 

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I really wish Exedy would make a clutch for our cars. Had one of their Stage 2 clutches in my old Focus and loved it.

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I've mentioned on a couple threads so sorry to all that keep seeing it, but I had an Exedy clutch n solid flywheel on my 2.5xt and loved it. Revs were so quick and clutch grab was surgical. I laughed when my friend said he was embarrassed stalling out a couple times in a row in front of some girls at the beach when he borrowed it to run back to the trailer to grab our wallets.

But these other companies are equally reputable, I'm sure they're all good.
 

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So does anyone have an aluminum flywheel instead of the factory dual mass flywheel?
I have the spec LWFW, with a stage 2+ spec clutch. It's pretty awesome. Not for the timid, it's my DD, but I have no regard for comfort or cabin silence, in my setup I run harsh, loud, and fast 24/7. I like it though. Makes people that "know how to drive stick" re-assess their skill level. Which makes me giggle.
 
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I have the spec LWFW, with a stage 2+ spec clutch. It's pretty awesome. Not for the timid, it's my DD, but I have no regard for comfort or cabin silence, in my setup I run harsh, loud, and fast 24/7. I like it though. Makes people that "know how to drive stick" re-assess their skill level. Which makes me giggle.
you had me at "I run harsh, fast, and loud." :in love:
 
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