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#640: 09-24-2012, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LeGiT_Flat4 View Post
Guys, a little help needed here. Despite the controversy there seems to be, I went ahead and picked up a lightweight crank pulley (thanks Eric) and I went to install it today but I'm not able to get the pulley center bolt loose. Everything I've read states if you put it in 5th gear and tighten up the e-brake, the engine should not turn. But mine is still turning and that seems to make it impossible to get enough torque on the bolt to pop it loose. The engine does become harder and harder to turn the farther I pull but the fact that it is still turning makes me wonder if I have something unexpected going on. Is that normal? I feel like I could get the bolt loose if it wasn't for the engine turning. Maybe I should have just had Eric put it on for me. Anyway, anybody have any thoughts/advice...other than "leave the OE pulley on" ?

I definitely could've helped you out with that, and still can if you haven't gotten it yet. Also, having both of your accessory belts on will help hold it still while giving an abrupt jolt from a rubber mallet like mrnix suggested.

Originally Posted by mrnix321 View Post
I agree with Chad, Exedy and ACT are the way to go. As long as the findanza one is a oem replacement for the '06 WRX it should work fine. A couple pieces of advice....
1) it is always recommended to change the flywheel or have you factory flywheel resurfaced. Having a fresh surface for the new disc will allow both surfaces to "bond" properly, kind of like brakes and rotors. If you don't resurface it there will be a type of glaze left over from the last disc material and could potentially cause slipping issues for the new disc.
2)I spoke with Exedy a few months ago, which like Chad mentioned before make your factory clutch assembly, and they confirmed that dual mass flywheels cannot be properly resurfaced. So changing out your flywheel is the only real option and a replacement dual mass is $pendy.

I know the ACT flywheel will work with the Exedy clutch. Check out the links below and hit up EricTheRed to see what he can do for you on price and potentially an install. The ACT flywheel is the same one Chad and I both run.

I also have that same set up, Mrnix.