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Scooby2.5 09-10-2011 06:21 PM

Clutchmasters FX300 Long Term Reviews?
 
Wanted to start a review thread for the CM FX300

I just recently completed an 08 STI 6 speed swap into my Outback XT with the Clutchmasters FX300.

Those of you that have this clutch how is it holding up for you?

I saw where various people bought this clutch fairly cheap as clutchmasters was trying to pull business away from other vendors and had their clutches on sale for a great price toward the end of last year.

Anyway I figured a few of you have been using this clutch for a while so wondered how it was doing

cryo 09-11-2011 01:10 PM

I have had mine for around 4k miles on my hta+e85 setup and have no complaints. Still have people blown away with the pedal effort compared to other vendors kits.

Dave

coldsubycz 09-14-2011 09:54 PM

Anyone else who as this clutch want to chime in? I'm going BNR16g on e85 and want to know if this would work. Curious to read if anyone has over powered this clutch.

berkshire40 09-15-2011 05:52 AM

Also curious I have it waiting to go in (sti fitment)

I believe wpmarky ran it for some time with his 18g without issue

Spec B 09-15-2011 07:07 AM

I have had mine for about 2500 miles - running VF43 on E85 and it is holding strong. Pedal effort is softer than stock and no additional noticable NVH.

KCwagon 09-15-2011 08:36 PM

I am running the FX300 (sti fitment). I have had it in for about 6,000 miles. It has not come close to slipping, ever. The pedal is comfortable but the clutch grabs hard. I have a faint clutch spring noise at exactly 2500 rpm, but other than that, it is very quiet. I am also using an STI factory flywheel.

KCwagon 09-15-2011 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by berkshire40 (Post 3550172)
Also curious I have it waiting to go in (sti fitment)

I believe wpmarky ran it for some time with his 18g without issue

Hey Berkshire40 - how do you like the 16g on E85?

wpmarky 09-15-2011 08:46 PM

18g + e85 for 10k miles without issues (390/412 airboy dyno)

my friends trip out when they try my clutch and say how light it is

berkshire40 09-16-2011 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KCwagon (Post 3551255)
Hey Berkshire40 - how do you like the 16g on E85?

Awesome! I need to get the FX300 with STi FW in there so I can crank up the boost some more :) oh and front LSD dont forget that

jayway 09-20-2011 03:45 PM

Sorry to thread hijack but...are you guys running yours with the stock tranny mount? Just put in the FX300 along with a OEM SMFW, groupn tranny mount, and whiteline crossmember bushings. I was told and read it should effect NVH slightly but the noise and vibration is freaking me out. It's also chattering badly when decelerating.

Now im regreting getting it installed for cheap through a friend that works at Toyota, Hope he didn't screw anything up :mad:

KCwagon 09-20-2011 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayway (Post 3556840)
Sorry to thread hijack but...are you guys running yours with the stock tranny mount? Just put in the FX300 along with a OEM SMFW, groupn tranny mount, and whiteline crossmember bushings. I was told and read it should effect NVH slightly but the noise and vibration is freaking me out. It's also chattering badly when decelerating.

Now im regreting getting it installed for cheap through a friend that works at Toyota, Hope he didn't screw anything up :mad:

I believe your hardened tranny mount and crossmember bushings may be the most significant contributor to your NVH issues. The chattering will exist regardless with this clutch, but will be amplified by your ugraded bushings and mount. I chose an STI mount for my 6 speed which is solid, but made from rubber instead of a polymer (plastic).

jproy12 09-20-2011 05:42 PM

In for reviews!

JP

Scooby2.5 10-16-2011 06:13 AM

Had mine in for about 2500 miles. Man this thing in on or off. Trying to let it out slowly just results in it shuddering/chattering where it is trying to grab because it wants let out quicker. The thing is grabby to say the least.

Not real easy to drive when on a hill.

I do have a bit of deceleration noise but NOTHING like the ACT clutch in the 5 speed.

01rs25 10-16-2011 07:22 AM

I've had mine for about 5k. No shuttering or abnormal noise. I love it and would recommend it!

wpmarky 10-20-2011 11:03 AM

Mine is not on off. I stoplights I blip the gas a lil to 1.5k, let the clutch out slowly, and then hold it at the engagement point to have it gradually catch with minimal gas inputs. My engagement point is about an inch or less off the ground. On the steeper San Francisco hills i can slip it at around 2k rpms to get through the stop signs there. On regular hills near where I live, nothing special is needed. On flat ground I can move forward from a full stop in 2nd gear (stg. 2 6MT) if I blip it up to 2k + a lil more maintenance throttle.


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