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Old February 3rd, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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time for new clutch?

my clutch is getting a bit worse now. at first gear when i am starting off, the car shakes. if i step it on a bit hard in the beginning then its okay. it shakes when i start off slow. i am thinking its the clutch.

now is there a good afteramaket for our 7th gen 6 speed or should i just replace with the oem?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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floor it in 5th or 6th gear on the highway. if the rpms start rise without you moving any faster, your clutch is def done.

btw, how many miles do you have?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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i am at 52,000 miles.

thanks for the reply.
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I think Sean (04accordcpe) used an aftermarket CL-S clutch and it worked. I'm probably way off, but I think it just bolted right on.


Warning: I posted this without searching what exactly he has for a clutch
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:37 AM   #5
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thanks otsb.

what do i need? do i need to get a new flywheel too or just the clutch set?
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Found the link to it, they got the flywheels also:

http://v6performance.net/forums/show...ghlight=Clutch

Hope that helps!
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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thanks man.

looks like $1500+ i have to spend on this. damn.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:33 PM   #8
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thought id share my thoughts on a clutch since i experimented with a few setups. alot of people lately PMing me with questions in regards to replacing their clutch. unfortunately not much out there for the j series and clutchmasters is the ONLY one that sells a full kit which includes FW, PP, and disc.

just remember if you choose just a disc and PP to go with your stock dual mass flywheel, rigid hub is the way to go. if you opt for the lighten alum FW, than sprung hub is a must, especially for a DD.

my first clutch i went with was a CM fx300 (minus FW) which comes with the kevlar segmented face disc. kinda works like a 9 puc, but with the drivability of a full face. engagement is very smooth and stock like. since their kit automatically comes with a sprung hub, they requested me to bring a stock disc (rigid hub) and reskin it with their kevlar. they also notched out the FW to accommodate their PP.



^^ over 10k miles with this kit and over 100 hard launches and still like brand new. then when i blew my tranny, i opted to go for the full kit with alum FW since everything was apart.



^^ same exact kit with the exception of the sprung hub clutch disc to go with the solid FW. drivability stayed the same which was a big plus for me.


just remember if you just want to go with a Clutchmasters PP and disc, you will have to send them the FW for resurfacing and most importantly notching out the grooves so it can accommodate their style PP. this kit is much cheaper than the full kit with FW.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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Clutch went out at 56K? Damn, I'm sorry to hear that. I must be lucky with my Honda clutches. My '92 EX had 160k on the stock clutch, and my
'05 V6 6MT has 91k on the original clutch.
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I'm at 77k miles and I've had the same problem for like 15k miles already. I'm waiting for it to REALLY die, but it just doesn't, lol. Trust me, you're only at the beginning of what is a very very LONG ending.
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im at 80k and my clutch feels weaker than when i got it a year ago at 43k..but im pretty sure it has a long way to go...update on what you do chad. i'll prolly ge a new clutch later on in the year
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04accordcpe thanks for the info. that's awesome.

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Clutch went out at 56K? Damn, I'm sorry to hear that. I must be lucky with my Honda clutches. My '92 EX had 160k on the stock clutch, and my
'05 V6 6MT has 91k on the original clutch.
got to be my driving style. this is my first manual trans car.

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I'm at 77k miles and I've had the same problem for like 15k miles already. I'm waiting for it to REALLY die, but it just doesn't, lol. Trust me, you're only at the beginning of what is a very very LONG ending.
that is good to hear.

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im at 80k and my clutch feels weaker than when i got it a year ago at 43k..but im pretty sure it has a long way to go...update on what you do chad. i'll prolly ge a new clutch later on in the year
will do man. i probably have to wait til summer of fall to replace it. ima ride it out. lol.
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Just a heads up if you need the Clutchmaster Stg 2 or 3 we can do $1299 shipped to the cont US. It will save you a couple hundred over list price.

Also SPEC offers a clutch replacement if you want to reuse your stock flywheel.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 05:22 PM   #14
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Just a heads up if you need the Clutchmaster Stg 2 or 3 we can do $1299 shipped to the cont US. It will save you a couple hundred over list price.

Also SPEC offers a clutch replacement if you want to reuse your stock flywheel.
My girls car is showing signs of a messed up tranny. Her rpms go up but her mph goes up very slow. 02 rsx typeS. Can you offer a good price for that car too?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #15
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Just a heads up if you need the Clutchmaster Stg 2 or 3 we can do $1299 shipped to the cont US. It will save you a couple hundred over list price.

Also SPEC offers a clutch replacement if you want to reuse your stock flywheel.
question.....if i get the clutchmaster stage 2 or 3 from you, do i just take it to a place and install it? no modification needed right?

sorry, i'm just a noob to all this.
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04accordcoupe, what street do you live on in alhambra... i think i saw your car before..
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Old February 4th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #17
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my first manual car too and believe me,my clutch has been through some abuse.no joke!
also a noob question,im anal on the way it feels when i shift.when i got the car the shifts were crisp and went straight into gear,now its a little loose and i DONT want my car to shift and feel like older cars ( you know when its really loose and wobbly lmao) well would replacing the clutch help this later on and what can be done to fix this?
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my first manual car too and believe me,my clutch has been through some abuse.no joke!
also a noob question,im anal on the way it feels when i shift.when i got the car the shifts were crisp and went straight into gear,now its a little loose and i DONT want my car to shift and feel like older cars ( you know when its really loose and wobbly lmao) well would replacing the clutch help this later on and what can be done to fix this?
There are a lot of threads on this if you search you can find out a lot more information than i am about to tell you.

Get the Corsport solid shift cable bushings. They replace rubber bushings in your shift cable which makes a more solid shift. Replace the trans fluid with some GM synchromesh or another recommended fluid. And you might as well throw a short shift adapter from comptech or neuspeed in the mix. All these cost about, eh, $110 together.
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My girls car is showing signs of a messed up tranny. Her rpms go up but her mph goes up very slow. 02 rsx typeS. Can you offer a good price for that car too?
She needs a new clutch more than likely. We offer many clutch options for the RSX-S. Check them out at http://store.excelerateperformance.com

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question.....if i get the clutchmaster stage 2 or 3 from you, do i just take it to a place and install it? no modification needed right?

sorry, i'm just a noob to all this.
I believe 04accordcpe uses a 03 CL-S 6 M/T clutch kit. I would ask him to verify nothing else was needed but as far as I know if you're doing the entire kit which includes PP, disc and flywheel nothing else is needed. It couldn't hurt to get a pilot bearing.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 06:45 AM   #20
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u have clutch jitter maybe, i have that to as im letting go of the clutch in third gear.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #21
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my clutch is getting a bit worse now. at first gear when i am starting off, the car shakes. if i step it on a bit hard in the beginning then its okay. it shakes when i start off slow. i am thinking its the clutch.

now is there a good afteramaket for our 7th gen 6 speed or should i just replace with the oem?
My 6spd just recently started this too. It has about 53K on it. I have a had time believing the clutch is already starting to go, whether it takes awhile to die or not. Are the clutches just that cheap on these cars?
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Old February 9th, 2009, 08:13 AM   #22
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Any updates what did you guys decided to do about the clutch. From my experience once our clutches start slipping they can go at anytime. I decided to get the spec stage 3 plus clutch I have a 1000 miles on it now and couldn't be happier. I got my flywheel resurfaced by paul and the clutch was 800 shipped. I don't recall where I got it I think I just googled spec clutch for accord. If you search you can find them cheaper.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #23
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well i'm gonna wait til summer. it doesn't feel like my clutch is gonna die on me anytime soon(knock on wood) so i am gonna wait. when summer comes and depending on how much money i have i will decide on what. not too much money then oem clutch, if i have decent money then the clutchmasters.
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Replace the trans fluid with some GM synchromesh or another recommended fluid.

.....is the GM stuff as good as the dudes at AcuraZine and Driveaccord.net indicate?


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.....is the GM stuff as good as the dudes at AcuraZine and Driveaccord.net indicate?


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From experience, GM synchromesh is good stuff. It's not the 100%-guaranteed-to-solve-all-of-your-problems formula, but you'll notice a big difference in shifting especially when it's cold.
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how would you compare GM Synchromesh to Royal Purple tranny fluid?
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Hydraulic clutches FTL. They're liable to just give out and leave you stranded somewhere, with little to no warning. I guess car companies felt it was a good tradeoff to lose all feeling, and ability to know exactly what condition it is in at all times, for a little less pedal pressure.
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Hydraulic clutches FTL. They're liable to just give out and leave you stranded somewhere, with little to no warning. I guess car companies felt it was a good tradeoff to lose all feeling, and ability to know exactly what condition it is in at all times, for a little less pedal pressure.
I don't know, I understand what you're saying, but like I said, I had an '92 EX 5MT that went 160k with the original clutch and my '05 V6 6MT Coupe has 91k on the original clutch, no problems.

Personally, I'd rather deal with the hyraulic clutch than the leg press otherwise known as BMW clutches. That's just me though. Maybe I'm lucky?
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It's the usual trade off of ease of use vs actually having a feel for the car. Part of me wants the latter...
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question.....if i get the clutchmaster stage 2 or 3 from you, do i just take it to a place and install it? no modification needed right?

sorry, i'm just a noob to all this.
If you're a noob, then do research on stage 2 and 3 clutches. I drove a stage 2 once and I would never want a DD with one of those.

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I don't know, I understand what you're saying, but like I said, I had an '92 EX 5MT that went 160k with the original clutch and my '05 V6 6MT Coupe has 91k on the original clutch, no problems.

Personally, I'd rather deal with the hyraulic clutch than the leg press otherwise known as BMW clutches. That's just me though. Maybe I'm lucky?
I don't think you're lucky. I think you're the norm of honda drivers. I am almost at 138k on the original 6spd clutch, I can tell the previous owner was gentle.
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