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Ea81 Clutch questions?
Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:32 PM
What I am wondering is: How much smaller is the 82 4WD clutch than an 83+ 4WD clutch. OR how much bigger is it than a 2WD clutch, or is it the same size?
Basically I dont want to run an undersized clutch if I dont have to. We all remember what happened to GD's clutch because it was a FWD unit.
Will a new 82 4WD clutch be good enough? or is it worth getting a bigger one?
My brat came with an extra flywheel (which I gave away! May have to steal it back!) so that was probably the 83+ one I need.
Or... since my brat has a new engine from a wagon, maybe it already HAS what I need... thats what I am trying to figure out.
disk diameters would help here if anyone has specs (like a 9" in 2WD and 10 inch in 4WD or something.....) so that I know what I got when I yank it out.
Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:56 PM
83 Brat had 200mm clutch
83+ 4wd (other than 83 brat) had 225mm clutch
200mm = 7-7/8"
225mm = 8-7/8"
Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:05 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:15 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:16 AM
Bad juju - I left the 2WD clutch in my wagon after the conversion, and it slipped REALLY bad with the big tires. Just doesn't have enough grip to turn them.
Get a 83+ 4WD flywheel, and put the 225mm clutch in. You will hate yourself if you don't. Ask Qman what happened to me.....
Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:57 AM
I dont wanna do a cheap clutch job, sell the brat and have it fall apart on the new owner.
Posted 26 August 2004 - 12:59 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 01:04 AM
edit: Hey you passed me in post count! I need to be on here more!
Posted 26 August 2004 - 01:28 AM
Micro-brew.... hhhhmm - know any low carb ones?
Posted 26 August 2004 - 01:32 PM
Well, no, but I know some stuff with like 10% alcohol that will knock your socks off
Posted 26 August 2004 - 02:38 PM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 02:54 PM
Besides I'm bidding on a 225mm pressure plate and clutch disk on e-bay... ends during the subaru show so I'm gonna have to drive to The Dalles to my parents house to pay the people (if I win)
No one outbid me please, my brat REALLY needs a clutch!
(My e-bay name is the same as my logon on here)
Posted 26 August 2004 - 03:05 PM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:37 PM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 11:00 PM
I just drove a stock 82 Brat the other day, and I can tell you the difference is HUGE even with stock size tires. With large meats, the slippage is profound, and totally unacceptable. Take it from someone who has driven all 4 varieties..... the 200mm clutch has no business even existing. The 225mm works equally well with the 2WD trannys, so there is no reason to ever use the 200.
Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:04 PM
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