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    Thread: Race pedal cluster (Again)

    1. Member stewardc's Avatar
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      05-16-2012 11:16 AM #1
      I know, "here it goes with the pedal clusters again"
      Surely someone, in all the years of Rabbit production and racing, has produced a more substantial pedal cluster for these old Rabbits??? I have a heavy clutch due to the torque of my AAZ diesel, and have reinforced the cable tube once, but the big ACT clutch is just too much for this thin metal structure. Someone else must have had this problem and come up with a creative solution ??? Help me please !

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      10-04-2012 08:08 AM #2
      Bump....anyone ???

    3. 10-04-2012 09:00 AM #3
      Tilton seems to be a common go-to.

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      10-04-2012 09:10 AM #4
      doesn't make sense to me, i have 370+ft.lbs and run a pretty serious clutch....zero issues in five years. then again, fuk act. get clutch master

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      10-04-2012 04:47 PM #5
      if you're getting flex from the thin body structure where the pedal cluster mounts to, then reinforce it with a metal backing plate to stiffen things up.


      you also might want to check your clutch cable. maybe it's worn-out/rubbing/binding? maybe it's time for a new one...lube it up and go.

      i have an ACT six puck solid-centered clutch disc to one of their double-strapped pressure plates. I haven't had issues with it. Clutch engagement is a little bit heavier but otherwise pretty reasonable.

      i did have chattering issues early on, but now that everything has broken in, it's been pretty easy to drive.
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      10-04-2012 04:56 PM #6
      see that's weird, i run a clutch masters fx400 with the triple strapped PP and 6 puck clutch. pedal is maybe 15% heavier than stock 020 lol

      and i'm running a manual clutch setup on an 02J
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      10-04-2012 05:23 PM #7
      That's why if it's an 020, I'd think maybe a new clutch cable is in order...when those things bind, the action is horribly heavy.

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