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    1. Member 10sec-rabbit's Avatar
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      08-08-2010 04:33 PM #1
      ok last time 0ut (punch buggy) had a few shifting issues and clutch slipped on a burn out. also developed a vibration at the end of day. took it apart yesterday and a found broken rivet and heavy wear on the clutch disk pp and flywheel heat marks the whole bit.

      so i would like to know about replacing the rivets with bolts. anyone using anything special boltssize grade? also my pp shoe has had some heat in it, resurfacing?

      any experiences with using four pucks? or three pucks? i have use these in the past but not on a o2a.

      my corrado is prob 2800 race ready and the motor makes about 450+ whp

      this was a competition clutch stage 4 i think .i bought it used last year in mint condition. it worked great till the rivet broke.

      trying to keep it on a budget as usual




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      08-08-2010 05:54 PM #2
      that pp looks like its ready for the garbage.....ive had amazing luck with clutchnet stuff some will say different but ive never had any bad luck

    4. 08-11-2010 12:24 PM #3
      I've heard/read/been shown more "positives" with ClutchNet than any other brand...

      replace as much hardware as you can with ARP bolts/etc... tighten everything to spec using locktite (yes, this may make it fun to disassemble). Do not attempt to replace rivets in your PP.

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      question about the pressure plate.... is that a stocker?
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      08-11-2010 02:25 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Southcross View Post
      Do not attempt to replace rivets in your PP.
      Why not?

    7. 08-11-2010 02:36 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by billyVR6 View Post
      Why not?
      ok... I'll re-word it: "I" would not

      if someone finds acceptable hardware and a good way to remove the old rivets without causing any damage of any kind to the straps/PP... I'd re-consider it

      edit...
      if you have ever drilled out these style of rivets, you know what I mean by "damage of any kind"
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      08-11-2010 03:13 PM #6
      I used to say the same until my new red pp lasted exactly one pass before spitting out a strap. The rivets they use are too large leaving the strap too thin and the strap just breaks instead of the rivets now. Too bad they want to just blame it on a downshift instead of actually improving the product. It seems that new Clutchnet is not the same Clutchnet of old. Can't say as I would really recommend them these days. Get some bolts and fix it yourself. At least if it breaks you aren't out the money for a new one.
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      08-11-2010 03:40 PM #7
      The 'huge' rivets were a later model addition, the bolts held for the NA cars but the turbo guys were breaking those.. I think Mike Blobeak or whatever was the first one. I haven't had trouble with mine.. but I don't drive it either.
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      08-11-2010 06:43 PM #8
      looks like ill be just replacing the one rivet that broke clean out and maybe find a better pressure plate

      options?

      clutch net seems to be a waste of time.

      whats the word on south bend?

      i had good luck with clutch masters but that was 10 years ago.

      spec seems to be a automatic no also

      dual disk slapper clutches are out of my price range.

      any ideas?

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      08-12-2010 01:11 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Southcross View Post
      if you have ever drilled out these style of rivets, you know what I mean by "damage of any kind"
      I have done a 02A before; it took a while but came out clean. I'm doing a 020 stock pressure plate soon and hopefully it will come out just as well. I am more distracted these days so there is 50/50 chance I will mess something up.

      When I did the 02A I only drilled the flat heads and did not go all the way down. I just went far enough to get them weak and then tapped the head off from there. That was working from the pressure ring side first; once those three were removed I could separate the plate and get at the flat heads from the other side without the housing in the way.


      Quote Originally Posted by 10sec-rabbit View Post
      any ideas?
      How about buying a stock pressure plate and building you own? Someone local like Boninfante might be able to point you to a shop who can bend the fingers on the cheap for more clamping force. Hell, with the right clutch you might not even need to do that; just use good hardware with multiple torque straps and call it done. Either way, you'll most likely come out with something equal to if not much better than the $300+ aftermarket junk.
      Last edited by billyVR6; 08-12-2010 at 10:05 AM.

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      08-12-2010 09:47 AM #10
      I've had good luck with clutch net, they usally last about 2 years then i change them. this is daily driving and weekend racing.
      this was the worst one i changed out, nice ruts in the flywheel and PP.
      I use the OEM VR6 PP on the 6 puc sprung. best bang for the buck.


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      08-12-2010 03:23 PM #11
      that's interesting how power were you holding with a stock vr pp and that six puck ?

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      08-12-2010 08:56 PM #12
      i have used them on my 8v s/c 250whp, my 16v s/c 300whp and my 16vT400-450whp.
      BA, also uses a OEM VR6 PP on his Corrado... his only weighs 1700lbs and 300whp all motor VR6.
      I have tried a few different clutches but the 6 puc foramic has been the best to date.
      the only other one i would like to try currently would be a Spec 5 full face metalic disc.



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      08-13-2010 12:00 AM #13
      i was >550 WHP with that Clutchnet 6 puck sprung hub disc, and 2X RED PP.

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      08-13-2010 01:16 AM #14
      Question, does Exedy build clutches for these cars?

      I had a dual Exedy on my Evo and it was the tits.

      On topic, Clutchnet can die in a raging fire. Don't get me started on how many times I called them about the straps breaking in my SR20DET and shredding the **** out of my bell housings. That was a REAL fun swap.
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      08-14-2010 02:08 PM #15
      I've seen Exedy advertise a lot Volkswagen stuff on Ebay.
      Not sure if I've seen anything for your car though.

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      08-14-2010 05:49 PM #16
      I've put more passes on my Competition clutch stg 3 than anything else so far. Seems to be doing ok. I break everything too.
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