I need to replace the clutch on my 04 Forester and I figured I’d replace the flywheel with a lightweight one while I have the engine out. I’m looking for recommendations on what brand/style to get.
I was eyeing the Exedy flywheel and clutch already so I’ll probably go with them.@mknechtel For a street driven car , I usually recommend sticking with the heaviest “lightweight” flywheel you can find. The ACT chromoly is usually heavier than the Exedy stuff and is steel vs aluminum.
As far as the clutch side, I typically stick with Exedy clutch kits, as Exedy is the OEM supplier to Subaru. But South Bend is known for a good kit also. ACT and Comp are probably decent as well but no experience with them personally
I’ve owned a 02 RS with lightweight flywheel on it and I liked it a lot better than stock.You will lose some torque with a lightened flywheel which may or may not be in your favor depending on how you like to drive.
When I worked in in an automotive machine shop back in the early 90’s, some of the customers would ask that we increase the step between the surfaces on their flywheels because it gave a better feel to the clutch.... but I just don’t remember exactly how they described it!
The Exedy clutches are great, but their flywheels are too light and usually all aluminum if I remember correctly. I’d look for something a bit heavier and all chromoly.I was eyeing the Exedy flywheel and clutch already so I’ll probably go with them.
Reached out to my buddy to see if he remembered exactly what I did and he wasn’t sure if in increased or decreased the step. Also looked on the internet and only found one page saying increasing caused a mushy feel.I’ll reach out to a buddy of mine who had me increase the step on his flywheel. Usually hear from each other a couple times a mont. Will also see if I can find anything online.