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#1 of 49 Subaru Impreza Clutch questions
Feb 05, 2007 (8:06 am)
At 100K the clutch finally gave way. Since this is my first stick shift, I can see this happening.
Question I have:
1. Does it make sense to replace it with a STi clutch, and what will this do for me? Car is stock otherwise.
2. Are the new clutches - both standard and STi lighter than the '02/'03 units? Is one heavier than the other?
Just a couple of questions. Thanks!
Car has been great otherwise (including other issues I have posted).
#2 of 49 Re: Subaru Impreza Clutch questions [kevin111]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:26 pm)
It will probably be pretty hard to get an STi clutch in yout WRX in that the STi is a 6-speed v. 5-speed. I believe they are different clutches.
Personally I recommend the Exedy Performance clutch, it's still organic but is a bit heavier pedal feel and better gripping force.
#3 of 49 As usual - Thanks a ton Mike!!!!
Feb 05, 2007 (1:47 pm)
#4 of 49 Re: As usual - Thanks a ton Mike!!!! [kevin111]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:53 pm)
No problemo. That's the clutch we use on the Legacy Race car, great stuff. You might also look into an exedy lightened flywheel at the same time as the trans will be apart anyway. They are also not too agressive for street use and allow a bit more HP to get to the wheels.
#5 of 49 OK, having the whole package done
Feb 09, 2007 (6:29 pm)
Brought the car in. The Clutch plate is gone, and the flywheel needs to be replaced (missing a tooth on the flywheel). This is my first stick shift, so probably not too surprising (probably too much coasting on the clutch and grinding).
Having an updated Subaru Clutch package put in (I am guessing the current one for the WRX, since it also is a 5 speed). It is cheaper than the old package - $650 for parts (flywheel, plate, throttle body, spring, etc.). Does $1350 seem reasonable for the dealer to replace all this? They are dropping the Tranny which I guess is needed for the Subis.
Just curious. Regardless I am looking forward to the lighter clutch!!!!
Does this look reasonable?
#6 of 49 Re: OK, having the whole package done [kevin111]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:03 pm)
Well first off, if you have an NA trans in your car, the WRX package won't work IIRC. Turbos have push IIRC and NAs have pull style clutches.
As for the flywheel being lighter from Subaru, I don't think Subaru has a lightened flywheel. If you want drop me an e-mail or post your model and I'll look up how much the exedy package is for the parts and we can see if that's a good price.
#7 of 49 Paisan - Thank you
Feb 10, 2007 (12:22 pm)
It sounds like I misled you in two areas - I have an '02 WRX, not a RS/TS model, so the unit should work (I assume). Unforunately, on Edmunds, you can not specify a WRX, only an Impreza or an STi car.
The other area is that I said the fly wheel. What I should have stated was the clutch spring.
The dealer is already working on the car.
I greatly appreciate your assistance and quick reply. It is people like you that make this board as great as it is!!!
#8 of 49 Re: Paisan - Thank you [kevin111]
Feb 11, 2007 (2:42 am)
Gotcha, well that's a bit expensive for just a clutch.
Figure about $400 for the Exedy Sport Clutch Kit(upgrade from OEM)
Another $400 or so in labor to pull the trans and resurface the flywheel.
Should be about $800 total.
If you throw in a lightened flywheel from exedy you are looking at an additional $400
So $1200 with Exedy Sport Clutch Kid and Lightened Flyhweel would be right. But you did say it was a dealer so things usually cost more there.
#9 of 49 That does not sound too bad then
Feb 11, 2007 (10:48 am)
They are replacing the Fly Wheel, the throttle body, the clutch spring, and about everything else associated with the clutch. The Flywheel was missing a tooth.
If that is the case, then I can deal with the dealer charging an extra $100-$200 bucks.
Thank you for giving me peace of mind!!!
#10 of 49 93 Impreza clutch noise
Apr 28, 2007 (6:03 am)
I have a '93 Impreza 1.8 AWD with 5 speed. 200K miles. When I depress the clutch, even slightly, it makes noise. Kind of a mild "howling" for lack of a better term. It only makes the noise when I disengage or engage the clutch. Once it's in gear and going down the road the noise subsides to almost inaudible. Could it just be a throwout bearing type situation or will it need the whole "clutch kit"?
I just want to get it running well enough to sell the car and would rather not put a lot of money into it.
Thanks for any help you can offer