Need new clutch, ideas?

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  1. DIRTY D
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    Well 2009 WRX standard stage 2 tune finally needs a new clutch. 110k I guess that's not too bad. What should I put in? just a spirited daily driver for me not looking to track or anything. Also where to go these days? I haven't been in the mod game for awhile. Any ideas or ball park figures would be helpful. Over the phone Subaru said like $ 2,300 bucks. Seems aggressive for stock well maybe White Bear Lake needs to pay for that new building. ***thanks D
     
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    Guessing you're not looking to do it yourself? Exedy stock replacement has lasted me several years and still going strong.
     
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    No tools or know how
     
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    Second Exedy. Call around, you'll probably find a better rate.
     
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    Is there a certain Exedy stage 2 model recommended or go to shops to install. Question on stage two clutches. Are they just beefier than stock but made for standard daily driving. Thanks D
     
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    Stage 2 is not exactly the DD-friendly design you're looking for.
    Staged clutches are different and not comparable from staged tunes, and that stage 2 is somewhat aggressive - increased clamp via the pressure plate, plus a more aggressive friction material (cerametallic), and might be a pucked design (per the image; though they disclaimer that the image isn't fitment-specific so it might not be) which can chatter more.
    OEM clutch is generally good enough for stage 2 tune, especially an OTS tune - was yours slipping or unable to handle the torque before it started wearing out?
    But the Exedy stage 1 might be the "beefier" stock-like clutch you're asking for: same reasonably-friendly friction material as OEM but with the higher-clamping pressure plate (~40% per their site) that the stage 2 gets. The extra clamp load does put more stress on thrust bearings in the engine, and can lead to more shock load in the tranny depending how you treat it, but I think is reasonably common to run with low adverse effects. They rate it to 301wtq, but I think that's conservative as the OEM seems to be regarded as fine for that torque level...

    As for shops, many on here seem to like JM Auto in Osseo, their quote a couple years back for a clutch job (wound up doing it myself though) was as I recall much more reasonable than the dealership's price.
    Planning to do a resurfaced flywheel, or just get a new OEM replacement? I went new to eliminate some downtime waiting for a grind, it was only $130 or so via RSD, but having a shop do yours might negate that benefit.
     
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    I appreciate the feedback thanks. I plan on keeping the car for awhile so thought I would upgrade a bit without breaking the bank.
     
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    I put on a ACT Xtreme Duty Street Disc and ran that for a year and a half on a stage 2ish set up before I fully built the engine. The grab in first can be a bit much if you aren't careful. Other than that I have no complaints and if you plan on going for more power, it will be able to handle it.
     
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    Stage 1 Exedy replacement. All you need and about the same feel as stock. And cheap!
     
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