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      04-16-2012 02:23 PM #42101
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      It's just overly stiff for your car. A clutchmasters will hold more power and not be god awful stiff.
      Apparently not enough to hold the damn power.

      Brian I also don't see that model number on their site for an 02A for some reason
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      04-16-2012 02:37 PM #42102
      yeah, looks like only 700 for FWD. 800 probably doesn't fit in the bell housing.
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    3. 04-16-2012 03:18 PM #42103
      The 700 would almost certainly be fine for you. Even an FX400 might hold if you don't track it a lot.

      My thing with DXD/Southbend is they always change their model numbers/names so you never know if what you will get will actually be what someone else had success with.
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      04-16-2012 03:25 PM #42104
      Quote Originally Posted by Danza. View Post
      The 700 would almost certainly be fine for you. Even an FX400 might hold if you don't track it a lot.

      My thing with DXD/Southbend is they always change their model numbers/names so you never know if what you will get will actually be what someone else had success with.
      I was going to order the stage 5 that the 700hp A&B corrado is running. It's pricey, but I don't want to **** with it again. It's an easier peddle feel too. If they can get me a good price on it I might jsut do that.

      Or just go with another clutchnet, I don't know.
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    5. 04-16-2012 05:36 PM #42105
      no clutchnet
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      04-16-2012 07:21 PM #42106
      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      I was going to order the stage 5 that the 700hp A&B corrado is running. It's pricey, but I don't want to **** with it again. It's an easier peddle feel too. If they can get me a good price on it I might jsut do that.

      Or just go with another clutchnet, I don't know.
      Why would you buy another piece of junk? The clutchnet already broke where your at, and you have a new turbo and cant help but have more power. Time for something better!


      Quote Originally Posted by Danza. View Post
      The 700 would almost certainly be fine for you. Even an FX400 might hold if you don't track it a lot.

      My thing with DXD/Southbend is they always change their model numbers/names so you never know if what you will get will actually be what someone else had success with.
      Even the FX400 has been beat to death at the dragstrip and Zach "might" make two track appearances a year so a race only clutch is really a waste. But I think the Clutchmasters FX500 is cheaper and rated higher them what he has now if he wants to keep that race feel

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      04-16-2012 07:28 PM #42107
      Guy snagged some good pics of the Ghia this weekend!




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      04-16-2012 08:41 PM #42108
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      Why would you buy another piece of junk? The clutchnet already broke where your at, and you have a new turbo and cant help but have more power. Time for something better!
      yup! do you think that Apple ever got another Spec after his Stage 3 exploded at H20 07?
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      04-17-2012 07:07 AM #42109
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      Guy snagged some good pics of the Ghia this weekend!
      Car is looking really good Sky


      Dude snagged some good pics of my GF's brother's VW Thing (the swamp resurrection car)


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      04-17-2012 09:13 AM #42110
      Quote Originally Posted by zoidmk5 View Post
      yup! do you think that Apple ever got another Spec after his Stage 3 exploded at H20 07?
      All comes down to price too, the twin disc units are 1600+, seeing what kind of deal I can get on the cyro treated stage 5 southbend through A&B.
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      04-17-2012 09:33 AM #42111
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Joe View Post
      Car is looking really good Sky


      Dude snagged some good pics of my GF's brother's VW Thing (the swamp resurrection car)


      Yeah I saw that, swamp thing all right! Some damn nice aircooleds there though! Actually a good tunrout overall! Way more then I thought would be there.


      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      All comes down to price too, the twin disc units are 1600+, seeing what kind of deal I can get on the cyro treated stage 5 southbend through A&B.
      You dont even need a twin disk, a $400 CM would be just fine at your power level.

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      04-17-2012 09:34 AM #42112
      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      All comes down to price too, the twin disc units are 1600+, seeing what kind of deal I can get on the cyro treated stage 5 southbend through A&B.
      Your car needs a twin disc, do it once and do it right
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      04-17-2012 09:35 AM #42113
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      Yeah I saw that, swamp thing all right! Some damn nice aircooleds there though! Actually a good tunrout overall! Way more then I thought would be there.




      You dont even need a twin disk, a $400 CM would be just fine at your power level.
      No joke, he found the car half submerged in a swamp somewhere did a little work and got in running and now just drives it all over the place with no doors and about 1/2" from the ground
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      04-17-2012 09:36 AM #42114
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      You dont even need a twin disk, a $400 CM would be just fine at your power level.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lugnuts View Post
      And I'm just letting you know that you don't know entirely what you are talking about.

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      04-17-2012 09:40 AM #42115
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post

      You dont even need a twin disk, a $400 CM would be just fine at your power level.
      The Clutnet was rated higher that that, thats only rated for 400ftlbs, ain't going to cut it.
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      04-17-2012 10:16 AM #42117
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Joe View Post
      No joke, he found the car half submerged in a swamp somewhere did a little work and got in running and now just drives it all over the place with no doors and about 1/2" from the ground
      lol sweet!

      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      The Clutnet was rated higher that that, thats only rated for 400ftlbs, ain't going to cut it.
      lol clutchnet ratings... how did those work out? The FX500 is amongst the strongest single disk clutch and much more respected then clutchnet. Guys throw over 200 more hp then what your making now at it. Its not like your even putting load on it without real tires. Hell a FX300 would hold what your making now, I'd hold off on the twin disk until your ready to step up to the 700'ish hp level. Hell Kurtis couldnt even break a CM clutch and he beat the crap out of it all the time on slicks!

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      04-17-2012 10:19 AM #42118
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      lol sweet!



      lol clutchnet ratings... how did those work out? The FX500 is amongst the strongest single disk clutch and much more respected then clutchnet. Guys throw over 200 more hp then what your making now at it. Its not like your even putting load on it without real tires. Hell a FX300 would hold what your making now, I'd hold off on the twin disk until your ready to step up to the 700'ish hp level. Hell Kurtis couldnt even break a CM clutch and he beat the crap out of it all the time on slicks!
      The FX500 is a beast, my brother ran one in his STI putting down over 400whp and would side step the clutch at 6krpm at the track. It held up fine and that was on a AWD car

      I still vote twin disc, it will hold anything and everything you throw at it with room for more power.
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      04-17-2012 10:24 AM #42119
      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      The Clutnet was rated higher that that, thats only rated for 400ftlbs, ain't going to cut it.
      then move up to the higher performance CM. everybody can throw numbers out there for what their clutches are "rated" at, but its obvious that the Clutchnet didn't cut it. CM has been proven time and time again, which is the only reason why we are pushing you in that direction since almost all others have significantly higher failure rates

      looking at FFE's site, the FX400 is good for 600whp, just get the steel FW

      http://store.forcefedengineering.com...%5FFX400%5F02A
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      Quote Originally Posted by lugnuts View Post
      And I'm just letting you know that you don't know entirely what you are talking about.

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      04-17-2012 11:57 AM #42120
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Joe View Post
      The FX500 is a beast, my brother ran one in his STI putting down over 400whp and would side step the clutch at 6krpm at the track. It held up fine and that was on a AWD car

      I still vote twin disc, it will hold anything and everything you throw at it with room for more power.
      They don't offer it for 02A

      Quote Originally Posted by zoidmk5 View Post
      then move up to the higher performance CM. everybody can throw numbers out there for what their clutches are "rated" at, but its obvious that the Clutchnet didn't cut it. CM has been proven time and time again, which is the only reason why we are pushing you in that direction since almost all others have significantly higher failure rates

      looking at FFE's site, the FX400 is good for 600whp, just get the steel FW

      http://store.forcefedengineering.com...%5FFX400%5F02A
      Not understanding the steel FW recommendation, I'm going to call and see what they say about that. If this can go up to 600whp this will work, although there is some warning about chatter.
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      04-17-2012 12:23 PM #42121
      tim had no problems with his clutchnet clutch in the blue car and that was beating it at the track and running many 10 second passes.

      i never had a single problem out of my clutch master clutch.

      everyone i've ever met has had issues with spec or southbend clutches. Just my .02 cents but if you really worried about reliability joe has it right with the just buy a twin and call it done. put it in and forget about it. everyone running the day lights out of these cars is beating them on clutch master twin discs.

      so make it happen fool!
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      04-17-2012 02:24 PM #42122
      Quote Originally Posted by zoidmk5 View Post
      then move up to the higher performance CM. everybody can throw numbers out there for what their clutches are "rated" at, but its obvious that the Clutchnet didn't cut it. CM has been proven time and time again, which is the only reason why we are pushing you in that direction since almost all others have significantly higher failure rates

      looking at FFE's site, the FX400 is good for 600whp, just get the steel FW

      http://store.forcefedengineering.com...%5FFX400%5F02A
      Went with this one through Kevin, got a bit better price.

      Quote Originally Posted by yellowrocco87 View Post
      tim had no problems with his clutchnet clutch in the blue car and that was beating it at the track and running many 10 second passes.

      i never had a single problem out of my clutch master clutch.

      everyone i've ever met has had issues with spec or southbend clutches. Just my .02 cents but if you really worried about reliability joe has it right with the just buy a twin and call it done. put it in and forget about it. everyone running the day lights out of these cars is beating them on clutch master twin discs.

      so make it happen fool!
      Maybe after I build a motor, if that happens.
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      04-17-2012 02:34 PM #42123
      Quote Originally Posted by thecorradokid24 View Post
      Went with this one through Kevin, got a bit better price
      when i got mine, nobody could touch the price, and even more so since i ordered mine and Ian's at the same time
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      04-17-2012 02:47 PM #42124
      Quote Originally Posted by zoidmk5 View Post
      when i got mine, nobody could touch the price, and even more so since i ordered mine and Ian's at the same time
      Paid 775 shipped hopefully have this turd running after next weekend.
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      04-17-2012 04:27 PM #42125
      Hey Sky spotted you cruising in the Ghia this weekend, for the life of me I can't remember where now. Car looked great!

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