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  • Improved disengagement on Turbo Eclipse, Talon, Laser and Galant VR4

    Refer to our previous post if you are having disengagement issues and if you still need to improve disengagement, here are some common areas to examine. For First Generation 1989-1994, first examine the pedal assembly. The lever arm connection to the pedal cross shaft has been found to wear down and decrease the distance the pushrod travels into the clutch master cylinder. Replace the lever arm or pedal assembly as needed. Secondly, examine the throw out bearing for proper lubrication on the guide tube and clutch pivot ball. Thirdly, you may replace the rubber hydraulic line with a steel-braided line for better action.

    In Second Generation 1995-1999, these cars have an accumulator cylinder that operates between the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder, which is designed to reduce feedback to the driver. Therefore, it increases travel requirements. Consider bypassing this device to decrease the travel requirements and give the driver more feedback. Due to a manufacturer’s defect, the crankshaft design tends to prematurely wear the thrust bearing on some engines. It is commonly referred to as “crank walk.” This does not happen to all vehicles but happens frequently enough to be mentioned. Next, examine the throw out bearing for proper lubrication on the guide tube and clutch pivot ball. Lastly, you can replace the rubber hydraulic line with a steel-braided line for better action.

  • ACT Releases 14 Lines of Sport Clutch Kits for Various Applications

    Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is proud to announce the release of 14 lines of sport clutch kits for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Eagle, Ford, Geo, Infiniti, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Plymouth, Pontiac, Scion and Toyota applications.

    ACT’s Sport line of clutch kits are an affordable alternative for vehicles that have increased power output through the addition of bolt-on upgrades. Depending on the application, the Sport pressure plates offer a 10 to 30 percent clamp load increase over the original equipment, while keeping the pedal feel at stock to moderate. Each kit includes a Sport pressure plate, a choice of a street disc or race disc and components.

    The Sport line of clutch kits will fit the following applications:

    MAKE MODEL YEAR(S) ENGINE
    Cadillac CTS-V 2004-2007 5.7L   LS6 / 6.0L LS2
    Chevrolet SSR 2005-2006 6.0L   LS2
    Chevrolet Camaro 1992-2002 5.7L   LS1
    Chevrolet C5   Corvette 1997-2004 5.7L   LS1
    Chevrolet C5   Corvette Z06 2001-2004 5.7L   LS6
    Chevrolet C6   Corvette 2005-2007 6.0L   LS2
    Chevrolet C6   Corvette (not ZR1) 2008-2010 6.2L   LS3
    Chevrolet C6   Corvette Z06 2006-2010 7.0L   LS7
    Dodge Colt   Vista 1992-1996 2.4L
    Dodge Stealth   (2WD) 1991-1999 3.0L
    Eagle Summit 1992-1995 2.4L
    Eagle Talon   (FWD/AWD) 1989-1992 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 6-bolt)
    Eagle Talon   (FWD/AWD) 1992-1998 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 7-bolt)
    Ford Mustang   GT 2011 5.0L   V8
    Ford Mustang   GT 2005-2010 4.6L   V8 (FM2)
    Ford Mustang   GT 2005-2010 4.6L   V8 (FM5 for use with 26 spline input shaft)
    Ford Mustang   GT and Cobra 1999-2004 4.6L   V8 (FM3)
    Ford Mustang   GT and Cobra 1999-2004 4.6L   V8 (FM9 for use with 26 spline input shaft)
    Geo Prizm 1990-4/91 1.6L
    Geo Prizm 5/91-1992 1.6L
    Geo Prizm 1993-1997 1.6L   / 1.8L
    Infiniti G35   Coupe/Sedan 2006-2006 3.5L
    Lotus Elise 2005-2009 1.8L
    Lotus Exige 2006-2009 1.8L
    Mitsubishi 3000GT   (2WD) 1990-1999 3.0L   V6
    Mitsubishi Eclipse   (FWD/AWD) 1989-1992 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 6-bolt)
    Mitsubishi Eclipse   (FWD/AWD) 1992-1999 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 7-bolt)
    Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000-2005 2.0L   Non-Turbo
    Mitsubishi EVO   I, II, III 1993-1995 2.0L   Turbo
    Mitsubishi Expo 1991-1996 2.4L
    Mitsubishi Galant   VR4 (AWD) 1991-1992 2.0L   Turbo
    Mitsubishi Galant   (AWD) 1992-1993 2.0L   DOHC Non-Turbo
    Mitsubishi Galant 1994-1999 2.4L
    Mitsubishi Galant 1992-1996 2.5L
    Nissan 350Z 2003-2006 3.5L
    Plymouth Laser   (FWD/AWD) 1989-1992 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 6-bolt)
    Plymouth Laser   (FWD/AWD) 1992-1994 2.0L   Turbo (4G63 7-bolt)
    Pontiac Firebird   / Trans Am 1998-2002 5.7L   LS1
    Pontiac GTO 2004 5.7L   LS1
    Pontiac GTO 2005-2006 6.0L   LS2
    Pontiac Vibe 2003-2008 1.8L
    Scion xA   and xB 2003-2007 1.5L
    Scion xD 2008-2010 1.8L(2ZR-FE)
    Toyota Celica   ST 9/89-5/91 1.6L
    Toyota Corolla   GTS 9/89-6/91 1.6L
    Toyota MR-2   GT 6/85-1989 1.6L
    Toyota Celica   ST 6/91-8/93 1.6L
    Toyota Celica 9/93-1997 1.8L
    Toyota Celica   GT & GTS 2000-2005 1.8L
    Toyota Corolla 6/92-2008 1.6L   / 1.8L
    Toyota Matrix 2003-2008 1.8L
    Toyota MR-2   Spyder 2000-2005 1.8L
    Toyota Echo 2000-2005 1.6L
    Toyota Yaris 2007-2009 1.5L

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