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    Whats the clutch of choice these days for a bpu++?

    This is for a friends car with 16t's and supporting, most likely will never see a track and he is running an 18 spline so a little bit of slip is not a bad thing.

    Last I heard people were avoiding the sprung hubs, so I was thinking a Spec stage 2+ unsprung? I will not buy another SB unless its a stage 5+ modified like I run so dont bother mentioning that.

    Maybe an rps pp and stock disk, who sells just the pp these days?

    Thanks, I just really hate shopping for clutches with my luck, and I will feel terrible if this clutch doesnt last for him.

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    When I got my first RPS pp I got just the pressure plate and used an OEM disc ... I forget who it was but that means someone, somewhere sells em separate. I think that'd be a solid choice, I've only ever ran RPS max pressure plates with oem discs and it's always held everything I've thrown at it.

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    I like my new SB stage 2 clutch with the IPS lightweight flywheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpdDmnVR4 View Post
    I like my new SB stage 2 clutch with the IPS lightweight flywheel
    Just don't keep up the clutch too much or you'll have a clutch swap in a parking lot on your hands :whistles:
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    Stock clutch will hold pretty good, if he doesnt plan to launch the car, and it will be very nice to drive that way. Otherwise a mild PP will hold a decent launch and hold a bit more power as well.

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    IMO, I'm running a BPU @ 15psi on 9b's and I use an Exedy OEM replacement clutch w/ an OEM flywheel. Well over 20 pulls and almost 2 years later it's still holdin strong.


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    ACT MB019 pressure plate and stock disc holding great for me:
    http://www.amazon.com/ACT-Technology...5697535&sr=8-1

    Light pedal feel and excellent streetability. Ordinary people wouldn't realize it wasn't a stock clutch.

    The RPS plate is great too, but about $100 more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Gump View Post
    ACT MB019 pressure plate and stock disc holding great for me:
    http://www.amazon.com/ACT-Technology...5697535&sr=8-1

    Light pedal feel and excellent streetability. Ordinary people wouldn't realize it wasn't a stock clutch.

    The RPS plate is great too, but about $100 more.
    The stock clutch disc is holding up to 19t power for you? Wow, I guess I didn't realize how much a pressure plate does for holding power. I've got an ACT, Centerforce, and a Southbend pressure plate sitting at home, but I always figured I'd need a good performance clutch to be able to hold the extra power I'm running. A stock disc at probably $70 sounds A LOT better than $500 for a spec 2+

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    sure, the RPS plate rated at 580 torque uses the stock disc. The act is rated at 500. RPS or ACT may take a bit of the marcel out to make it engage a little quicker, but the material is stock.

    The act and RPS plates are around 30% more clamp load (the mb019, there is another Act plate that is less), so they support 30% more torque. The stock clutch is actually pretty good, so add 30% to what it can hold and you have a decent clutch.

    Certainly if you aren't going to routinely launch then a stock disc based clutch is best for streetability and longevity.

    If you drive like a fiend then a 6 puck or spec stage 4+ type disc with no center springs is the way to go.
    Last edited by Forest Gump; 09-28-2010 at 06:37 PM.

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    Hmm so I'd be alright to use a stock clutch with any of my pressure plates and hold 15g power all day long? Even with launches and spirited driving? I was under the impression that the stock disc was no good after about 400hp at the crank. The upgraded pressure plates must make an appreciable difference then.

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