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Old 06-12-2018, 11:14 PM   #1  
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Cheap clutch

Well you know those cheap clutch kits you can get on e-bay ? $300 for the whole nine yards. I installed one in my daily driver about a year ago. I drive in traffic too so the clutch gets a lot of use. The release bearing failed (250 miles from home) so I had to pull it apart. On inspection this is what I found. The flywheel disk and pressure plate were in great condition. The disk had what looks like no loss of thickness with a nice surface finish. The flywheel and pressure plate were like new. no sign of wear at all.
The bearings on the other hand were CRAP. The Throwout bearing (see above) just came apart. But that was a good thing because the pilot bearing had failed too. Luckily it didn't damage the transmission lnput shaft yet.
So my take on this is its an ok clutch if you use replace the bearings with some better (name brand) ones. This will bring the price up to about $500 so...

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:29 AM   #2  
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Personally I'd just stick to OEM parts.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:34 AM   #3  
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Time and time again OEM parts on this car trump (no pun intended) off brand parts. Some replace rear axles and find the solid after market ones vibrate at speed; the OEM are hollow and perfectly matched. This includes hoses, serpentine belts and gaskets.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:08 PM   #4  
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OEM 100% Agree
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