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clutch pedal stiffness?
Harvs Offline
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#1
My friend has a turbo talon and he bought an ACT 2600 clutch, it chatters at low speed and the pedal is insanely stiff, you cant even hold it down that long before your leg goes numb. Who has a stage 3 clutch and pressure plate,Whats its clamping force(if you know), and how stiff is the pedal?

[This message has been edited by Harvs (edited 11-24-2003).]
Sandlewood beige 88 coupe 93k/ super 60 T3 at 24 pounds/ ATR 3" no cat or tail pipe/ 255lph high pressure pump/ Kirban AFPR at 42/ Spec stg3/ GN FMIC/ 1g DSM BOV/ 14* timing/ disconected KS/ Tri-ax short throw/ Autometer boost,vac and air to fuel/ 140 spedo/ Ford motorsports 5300-c springs/ tubular rear upper cntrl arms.
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Glenn 88TC Offline
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#2
The pedal feel is like stock. They sell it to hold 500hp on slicks. Star clutch info from S&R website.
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/srracing/clutches.htm

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mods: SDS Digital Fuel Injection, ported & polished big valve head(1.89/1.59), .500 lift roller cam, custom upper and ported lower intakes, 60-1 stage III .63 turbo, powerstroke intercooler, 60mm throttle body, 75pph injectors, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adj. fuel reg., ATR header, 3" exhaust with Dynomax Ultraflow muffler, MSD 6al, MSD coil, MSD Launch Control, MSD 8.5mm wires, K&N filter, Star stage III clutch, Greddy Profec B boost controller, Weld Draglites with M/T ET Street 26x11.5/15

[This message has been edited by Glenn 88TC (edited 11-24-2003).]
NO TC and NO headaches.
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Harvs Offline
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#3
I already have the stage 3, i was just seeing what i was in for before it goes in.

thanx [Image: smile.gif]

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1988 turbocoupe with 88k, t3 super 60 turbo, disconnected KS, 3 inch down pipe no cat, with 2.5 inch ss ATRs, adjustible FPR, 255hp fuel pump, star spec stage 3 with stage 3 pressure plate, dual pillar pod with a/f and boost gauges, 3.90 gears, 140 speedo, hurst short throw, and GN intercooler
Sandlewood beige 88 coupe 93k/ super 60 T3 at 24 pounds/ ATR 3" no cat or tail pipe/ 255lph high pressure pump/ Kirban AFPR at 42/ Spec stg3/ GN FMIC/ 1g DSM BOV/ 14* timing/ disconected KS/ Tri-ax short throw/ Autometer boost,vac and air to fuel/ 140 spedo/ Ford motorsports 5300-c springs/ tubular rear upper cntrl arms.
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Noname
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#4
The chattering your friend is experiencing should get better as the clutch gets worn in a bit. Just make sure he takes it easy for the first few hundred miles until it's properly broken in.

I agree with Glenn that the spec stage 3 clutch setup feels just as easy as stock.

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Kev Offline
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#5
"Just as easy as stock"??? Are you kidding? I've had 3 87-88 tbirds, and all of them had clutches that would give you shin splints if stuck in traffic for long. Very stiff pedal. Is this uncommon?
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Noname
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#6
Quote:Originally posted by Kev:
"Just as easy as stock"??? Are you kidding?

Nope, not at all. I'm not exactly a terribly strong guy, either (about 155lbs soaking wet at my gangly 6'1 height).

What brands of clutches were you running in your cars? Maybe the spec stage 3 pressure plate isn't rated at as high of a force as the centerforce plates, but it sure grips well enough for my taste.

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Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 141k miles
PRofec B electronic boost controller, kirban fpr, walbro 255 pump, Bailey BOV, Spearco 26x8x3 FMIC, a237 cam, t3/t4 50 trim / stage III .63, 3" exhaust, eec-tuner, 55pph injectors,
Best 1/4 mile: 13.64 (with 2.19 60' time) @ 102.91mph And that was on 93 octane [Image: wink.gif]

[This message has been edited by SteveXX82 (edited 11-24-2003).]
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Kev Offline
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#7
2 of the TCs I had, had the stock clutches in them(as far as I know) with more than 150,000 miles on each of them. The other TC that I had, had a brand spanking new clutch from the dealer and the pedal was still extremely stiff. And I am not a weakling by any means. I guess I'm just lucky. [Image: biggrin.gif]
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#8
I've got a Centerforce I set up in one car and CF II in the other and I didn't notice any increase in stiffness with either.
Pete Dunham


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Glenn 88TC Offline
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#9
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
I didn't notice any increase in stiffness

I'll let you drive my car at Carlisle next year. You'll notice some stiffness then. [Image: wink.gif]

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mods: SDS Digital Fuel Injection, ported & polished big valve head(1.89/1.59), .500 lift roller cam, custom upper and ported lower intakes, 60-1 stage III .63 turbo, powerstroke intercooler, 60mm throttle body, 75pph injectors, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adj. fuel reg., ATR header, 3" exhaust with Dynomax Ultraflow muffler, MSD 6al, MSD coil, MSD Launch Control, MSD 8.5mm wires, K&N filter, Star stage III clutch, Greddy Profec B boost controller, Weld Draglites with M/T ET Street 26x11.5/15

[This message has been edited by Glenn 88TC (edited 11-25-2003).]
NO TC and NO headaches.
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