Last post on Jun 24, 2011 at 5:46 AM
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#41 of 49 Re: clutch replacement? [paisan]
Dec 27, 2007 (7:56 pm)
thanks much Mike!
I've got air tools but i do know how difficult it is to change a clutch from a laying position vs. working under a lift. I think that i'll follow your lead and pay my local trusted mechanic ...with a lift.
Many clutch options - is this the one that you were referring to?
Exedy Clutch Kit 2002-2005 Subaru Impreza Pull Type Clutch FJC521; FJD024; BRG601. Availability: In Stock Usually Delivers in 2 to 3 days
2002-2005 Subaru Impreza W0133-1653770 $273.95
Flywheel is pricey at $471.95 - is this the one you were referring to?
Thanks so much!
#42 of 49 Re: clutch replacement? [bachemicullo]
Dec 27, 2007 (8:10 pm)
That is the standard clutch kit. I'd go for the W0133-1597403 for the WRX Sport Organic. Gives you a bit extra bite and combined with the lightened flywheel will add a little extra umph. The $ you are saving from getting it done at a dealer would offset the higher prices for the better parts.
I assume your car is a WRX?
#43 of 49 Re: clutch replacement? [paisan]
Dec 27, 2007 (8:34 pm)
Yes - WRX.
I went to the Exedy web site and came up with the following:
Clutch Kit - Organic (as you suggest)
and the flywheel:
prices all seem to be the same regardless of distributor for a combined total of $1,020.00.
Dealer wanted $1,596 installed which included $257 for a new flywheel. Difference of $600 should be labor for my local mechanic ... and i'd get a better clutch and flywheel.
#44 of 49 Re: clutch replacement? [bachemicullo]
Dec 28, 2007 (5:15 am)
Cool Cool and your local mechanic may not charge you $600 I'd be suprised if he did.
#45 of 49 new clutch>short throw?
Mar 03, 2009 (8:51 pm)
150,000 miles later and it appears that my '02 WRX might be needing a new clutch soon. While I'm at it, should I consider putting in a short throw shifter?
#46 of 49 Re: new clutch>short throw? [merrycynic]
Mar 04, 2009 (7:13 am)
Even though they work together they're really completely separate jobs.
May as well, though.
#47 of 49 Re: new clutch>short throw? [ateixeira]
Mar 04, 2009 (11:36 am)
Thanks for the reply, Yeah, I know they're separate issues, but one got me thinking about the other. Thanks again.
#48 of 49 Re: new clutch>short throw? [merrycynic]
Mar 06, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Turns out I'll need a new clutch and a new radiator. While they're at it, should I consider any other upgrades? I would prefer to stick with genuine Subaru parts, either OEM, SPT or STi.
#49 of 49 2007 WRX Limited needs clutch
Jun 24, 2011 (5:46 am)
I only have 45K miles on car and already need a new clutch. Dealer is pricey and indpendent mechanic says that Subaru clutches have issues not acknowledged by Subaru. He suggeststhat I get repalcement at www.fastwrx.com, but I have no clue what to get. I like speed, but do not want to affect daily driving adversely.