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Stage 3 Clutch Kit

Stage 3 "Hyper Single" clutch kit is an advanced single plate clutch kit featuring a forged aluminum clutch cover for higher rigidity allowing an increased lever ratio (high clamp load with lower pedal effort). Air-flow enhancing vanes in the cover improve cooling under extreme conditions in order to extend clutch life. The disc is a sprung hub 6 pad cerametallic disc with a smaller diameter and reduced thickness compared to OEM for low inertia allowing quicker shifts. The disc and cover are matched to a lightweight chromoly flywheel. An accessory kit for installation and individual repair parts are available.

Usually ships within 2 to 3 days (individual parts may take longer to arrive and are special order items)

Manufacturer: Exedy

Applications:

  • Subaru Impreza WRX MY01-05 (5MT)
  • Subaru Impreza GC8 (Turbo) MY93-00 (5MT)
  • Subaru Legacy Turbo MY91-94 (5MT)
  • Subaru Forester XT MY04-05 (5MT)
  • Subaru Baja Turbo MY04-06 (5MT)
  • Saab 9-2X Aero MY05 (5MT)

What should be taken into consideration when selecting a clutch? First and foremost the clutch must be rated to handle the torque output of the engine. Clutch torque ratings are at the crankshaft. A clutch that is just marginally able to support the engine output will most likely have a shorter life expectancy due to the loss of holding power as the friction surface wears.

The second consideration is the type of use. Hard launches and severe clutch slippage as might be required in certain driving situations will lead to rapid increases in clutch temperatures that may destroy some types of friction materials. In these cases a high temperature friction material such as a sintered metallic, ceramic based, or carbon type may be required even if not required for the torque rating. More aggressive clutch materials and racing type clutch designs may suffer from severe shudder during partial engagement making them difficult to drive on the street in traffic.

What is the difference between pull and push style clutches? The difference is the direction of movement of the pressure plate spring fingers in order to disengage the clutch. With a pull style clutch the release bearing is locked to the pressure plate fingers and the clutch fork pulls the release bearing in the direction of the transmission to disengage the clutch. A push style release bearing does not need to be locked to the fingers and is moved by the fork in the direction of the engine to disengage the clutch. A pull style clutch is considered to be slightly more efficient allowing the pedal effort to be reduced relative to the spring clamping force. However, the linkage is more complicated with a pull style clutch.

Can the flywheel in this kit be resurfaced? Yes, this flywheel can be resurfaced in the same manner as an OEM flywheel.

What is the break-in procedure for the clutch? Clutch break-in is required to ensure that the friction surfaces wear in so they are in full contact across the entire surface area prior to applying heavy engine power. During the first 300 to 400 miles drive the car normally in stop and go situations avoiding launching the car hard or at rpms above 3000. Avoid heavy power applications or excessive clutch slippage during this time.