Best clutch for RB25DET?

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Best clutch for RB25DET?

Postby radianation » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:40 pm

I'm struggling to complete a 7 month project (lot of bad luck) build consisting of an S14 + R33 RB25DET series 1 swap. I have an ACT unsprung 6 puck clutch with the Xtreme pressure plate and I'm concerned about how practical this will be for street driving, autocross, and road racing. I am pretty sure I should have gotten the sprung clutch.

Before I go dumping $1,500 into an Exedy Stage 4 clutch I thought I would get some feedback on what everybody else is using and what they use their car for?


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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET? (radianation)

Postby themadscientist » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:19 pm

I drive an solid disk twin plate daily. You can get used to anything.

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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET? (themadscientist)

Postby Meng1988 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:43 am

If you are worried about smooth engagement for street driving then stay away from a puck disc. But getting a spring centered disc will not help with smoother engagement. The springs in the disc are to help with torsional vibrations, which is heard as a loud hum. Torsional vibrations always occur, but spring centered discs keep these from being heard.

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Postby Count Zero » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:18 pm

I've got the Exedy twin-plate in my R32, and I love it.

It's not "too stiff" for daily driving use, and holds up on the track and road course just fine as well....even clutch-kicking to initiate drifts.

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Re: (Count Zero)

Postby yokota180sx » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:02 pm

im dumbi have a TODA clutch and cover, stock flywheel.

it was the only clutch i could get in 3 days

os geiken and ogura were like 2 week waits

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Postby radianation » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:39 pm

I'm actually leaning in the direction of a SPEC R clutch. Anybody have experience with that vs. the Exedy?

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Re: (radianation)

Postby Meng1988 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:37 pm

Just curious, whats wrong with the ACT that you need a new one?

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Re: (Meng1988)

Postby EL MAMITO USMC » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:11 pm

ACT , nismo, HKS are the recomended, you can find them good and used in ebay, or RHDJAPAN.COM

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Re: (EL MAMITO USMC)

Postby yokota180sx » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:23 pm

dont forget OS geiken and Ogura.

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Postby mattleegee » Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:43 am

i need to bump thisive been shopping/searching for a clutch...

Im looking for something i can just beat up all day at the track and dont have to worry about it

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Postby yokota180sx » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:00 am

os geiken/ ogura

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Re: (yokota180sx)

Postby EL MAMITO USMC » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:07 am

any updates on the proyect??

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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET?

Postby bfisk » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:23 am

yea i'm in need of a clutch.. prefferably under 1,000 bucks, and can handle around 500 hp..

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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET?

Postby bfisk » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:26 am

Hah.. oops.. I just dug up a really old post huh.. sorry guys.. was searching google for stuff on clutches. I come across a lot of clutches, but they don't have a power rating of any sort usually..

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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET?

Postby Count Zero » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:25 am

I have an RB26, but it's a push-type so I use RB25 clutch kits.....the pressure plate being push or pull being the only real difference....

Anyway, I had the NISMO/Exedy twin-disc at first and it was good until it wore out. Been running a SPEC stage-3 single disc for almost a year and I absolutely LOVE it. Total cost for whole kit was definitely under a grand, and I'm pretty sure it's rated to 500.

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Re: Best clutch for RB25DET?

Postby radianation » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:12 pm

I'm searching for a new clutch and found my old thread. Too funny.

I initially went with a spec mini twin and it failed after one year of street driving. It was wayyyy too stiff. Then I switched to a spec stage 3+ and it's been great for many years with one exception... it squeals when cold going into first gear. Searches say it's a common issue. Very annoying.

Going to try something else while I have my engine out for a refresh.


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