Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion Engine tech, forced induction, springs, shocks, brakes, tires, etc.

clutch reviews

Old 06-Feb-2008, 12:05 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: barrie
Posts: 5
clutch reviews

Just thought i would start a thread for people to post there experiance with certain clutches. so go ahead, post your good and bad experiance with specific clutches. also if you wish give the clutch you are taking about a rating out of 10... thanks and hope this thread is usefull to all
honda_boy911 is offline  
Old 06-Feb-2008, 12:51 AM
Senior Member
MPR's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Where my car is.
Posts: 5,460
I have 2 reviews I can throw on here, neither on a civic but still valid for someone looking at these brands or types of clutches:

1: Centerforce Dual Friction clutch on a 1994 chev cavalier V6 5 spd.

Good build quality.
very smooth engagement.
Good grip/hold, it's weighted so the higher you rev the harder it grabs.
One draw back - gave a noticeably heavier clutch pedal in the car, which made for not so nice driving in stop and go traffic.
It slipped only once, at the drag strip, when I was running a turbo on the car and the torque at the wheels was probably in the neighborhood of 250ft-lbs.
Decent life-span.

Overall rating imo: 7/10 *Would work great for most cars, except for the heavier clutch feel. If you can get over that, it's an excellent clutch.

2: Unorthodox Racing Full-Kevlar Unsprung Race clutch on a 1987 Toyota MR2 (supercharged) autocross project race car.

Excellent build quality.
Excellent grip, likes to be 'dumped'.
Very smooth engagement for an unsprung clutch. Sometimes shudders slightly (this is normal for an unsprung clutch).
Needs to be warmed up for maximum grip (only takes a few stops/starts).
Clutch pedal weight feels the same as stock.
With many mods to the engine it has never slipped in 2 seasons of racing.
VERY good life-span (Kevlar ftw!)

Overall rating imo: 9/10 *Highly recommend for anyone getting into racing. I will be installing one of these with a lightweight flywheel in my civic when the factory clutch finally dies.

Any questions, let me know.


Last edited by MPR; 06-Feb-2008 at 01:10 AM.
MPR is offline  
Old 06-Feb-2008, 11:47 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: barrie
Posts: 5
every had experiance with the centerforce II??
honda_boy911 is offline  
Old 06-Feb-2008, 12:08 PM
always building
iTrader: (2)
ol Dusty's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In my car
Posts: 1,570
I have the centre force II dual force in my eg d16 and it's way better then stock but has a very stock feel pedal for being st2. I had a st3 an dfound that in stop and go it would over heat and chatter. the centre force I'd rate at least 9/10.
ol Dusty is offline  
Old 06-Feb-2008, 01:48 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: barrie
Posts: 5
wut about exedy?>???
honda_boy911 is offline  
Old 10-Feb-2008, 06:34 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 3,745
I have an OEM replacement exedy from ebay....its great, nice soft pedal feel good for stock. Organic clutch is the next step up and i heard great things about them too!
kwikb16a2 is offline  
Old 11-Feb-2008, 01:20 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: barrie
Posts: 5
honda_boy911 is offline  
Old 15-Feb-2008, 12:01 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: barrie
Posts: 5
any more experiances??
honda_boy911 is offline  
Old 06-Mar-2008, 12:37 AM
Junior Member
itrT's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13
Cant remember the exact model on my ACT clutch, but it was grabby and engaged very nicely. BTW This was on a 95 VR6.
itrT is offline  
Old 06-Mar-2008, 09:37 AM
Senior Member
T-MacK's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: K-Town
Posts: 891
Had an Act stage1 clutch on my old B7 setup that ran 14.9" on stret tires. It was fine it held up to a lot of abuse. I just put a brand new exedy stage1. Same feeling as the other guy. Feels stock and good for anything under 200 hp.
T-MacK is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
CFz Discussion
03-Sep-2008 05:22 PM
Brakes - Wheels - Tires
12-Jan-2008 04:26 PM
Diamond Bebe
06-Jun-2003 11:57 PM
Interior - Audio - Security
21-Apr-2002 10:06 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: clutch reviews

Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.