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Clutch Advice Burn Baby Burn

 
 
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FourTenKev
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: Clutch Advice Burn Baby Burn Reply with quote

Hi All,

I was riding shotgun with my friend today at a challenge event and we needed to retire early due to a shredded clutch.

He runs a 1.6 8v in his samurai with a new clutch fitted when he did the conversion about 5 months ago (2000 miles)

how long would you expect a standard clutch to last when driven hard (my friend has an abnormally large right foot)?

What type of clutch would you recommend?

Cheers
Kev
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Nathaniel
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The key to long clutch life is DON'T SLIP THEM!

A clutch isn't designed for slipping, it should be slipped a little to smooth out pulling away but after that it should be on or off like a switch.

Driving style and possibly a lowering of the gearing would help.

Even when towing people out I don't slip the clutch - either tension the strap and then clutch out and apply power or on a Bungee rope - just drive away slowly...

in many many thousands of miles of roadwork and lots of offroading, I've only killed 1 clutch - on the road, revved my Suzuki engine to 8000rpm and all the friction material parted from the clutchplate Rolling Eyes

The carb had developed a fault and I got angry!

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Tim Pink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used the Petroworks clutch, it is one you can slip if required, expensive but you only fit it once.

Tim
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Calministeve
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard clutch will be fine as long as you keep your foot off the pedal, Shocked slipping the clutch will kill them in no time at all .. Wink
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Kitesurf
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a clutch. What is this thing you speak of. I got in a car today that had an extra pedal to the left of the brake. I have nearly forgotten what it is for!

Seriosly though. Auto is the way to SPAM you have a heavy right foot.

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FourTenKev
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers the the replies and advice guys, i'll pass the info on. Very Happy
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Anthony BathMat Rushton
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've got 2 friction plates here near enough brand new.

pm me for more details

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the std 1.3 clutch is a bit marginal when used on the 1.6 engine...slipping it is very bad...it will not last long if you do!!
what gearing and tyres are you using???...with a rocklobster t/case you never need to slip the clutch...in my experiance..even with big tyres.ive never trashed a clutch yet...and my right foot is very heavy!...get the gearing right and the std clutch will be ok...if not then you need to spend on an uprated clutch.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muddy water doesn't help much, it acts like abrasive paste......... Especially the grey stuff at places like Devil's Pit.
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FourTenKev
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is currently running the standard gearing but not massive rubber (only 215/75/15)

Most of the places we go are quarries and old mine works so tha mud is nasty. Petetong recently informed me that the mud we played in on sunday is full of quartz!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personaly I went for a 4 paddle performance clutch by CG Motorsport. I have never looked back and yet to have a problem with it.

The guys there are the nuts and really helpfull. They are good for advise and the technical support has been excellent ( even after buying it )

Not only would i recomend the product but especially the company ( and no i dont work for em lol )

I found them through flebay. Heres a link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-SJ-413-4paddle-competition-clutch-kit_W0QQitemZ260212479892QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260212479892&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1431%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Tell em john h @ wolfrace sent ya and mick will probably run a mile Laughing
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