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New clutch = very scary!!


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#1 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:27 AM

Ohkay, I broke down and bought a new clutch for the Brat. Got it in today. That was a thrilling experience, there is a lot to be said about building an exhaust system in a car, without removing anything. I couldn't get the exhaust off without dropping the x-members. I have it wrapped in/around/through the engine, suspension, and tranny crossmembers, and when I built it, didn't really thing about how to get it out of there!!

Anyways. I get the new clutch in it, and am bringing it home from the shop. Everything feels fine in the parking lot, way better than the old one, which was hitting the rivets on the clutch disc, it was so worn out. Hold way tight, burped the throttle a couple times and brought the nose way in the air!!

I pull out onto the highway, 1st gear, hit 4K shift, 2nd gear, hit 4K and go to shift again, but this time I glance at the speedo before I do so:
IN SECOND GEAR AT 4000 RPM I'M DOING 45MPH!!!!

I'm in a 45 to begin with, and was getting ready to hit 3rd and take it up to 4 before hitting 4th, as I usually do in the same spot. Thats how much the clutch was slipping!! OMG, it's pretty insane. If I lauch it, it picks up the drivers side quite a bit, and usually chirps the tires if the asphalt is smooth enough. It's absolutely amazing. I think I was prolly losing around 50-60 horse from the slipping clutch!! WOW, I can't wait to try her out off road!!

So remember kiddies, a new clutch makes a happy car!!

#2 75skunkaroo

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 02:45 PM

new front tires make an even happier car :D

#3 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 07:33 PM

I should have em by Tuesday!!

#4 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:05 PM

I just did a clutch in my wagon last night as well. My car actually feels sluggish, but i doubt its my clutch... prolly just the lame EA81 under the hood. Your setup with that H6, and that thing puts out alot. You should be unstoppable soon.

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#5 MaroonDuneDoom

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 01:52 PM

i drove my last clutch until it literally would not move. put the new one in and it felt like i was always hauling rump roast. Ah........................... I heart My Subaru

#6 ru4x4ever

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:04 PM

Verry cool Adam, I knew you have needed a clutch for a while:D Any word on WCM?
-Sean

#7 JonOfScio

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 09:01 PM

my hatch: 175/85/R13s, 2nd gear at 4.5k is 45mph.

#8 Adam N.D.J.

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:05 AM

Sounds like a 4 speed. The Brat did that before with the 4 and 4, but now, it gets up there real quick, I mean REAL &*%$! Quick. I think I'm gonna take it out to the drag strip this summer and check the numbers. Last night, I blew the doors off some ricer that was messin with me at a light, it was ridiculous!!!

#9 75skunkaroo

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Posted 03 February 2004 - 03:18 AM

i want to ride in the brat some day........
i have to be at like 4400 to see 45 in 3rd!
oh well... some day ill have my sti(yeah right) maybe a quick sedan is more like it:rolleyes:




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