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I have a 99 Forester with the 2.5, AWD , 5 Spd trans
aprox 250k km.

I need a new clutch & pressure plate
I am quite hard on the clutch so i would prefer one that is stronger then stock.

anyone have any recommendations.

I am in Ontario, Canada (GTA)
any recommendations on where i can get it installed for a fair price
 

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Jamie at subiegal.com highly recommends the SPEC clutch, which she says you can get for about $300 (complete kit). I haven't found it for that price, but will soon be looking in earnest.

Many people say to use the stock Subaru replacement. It has been improved from the original and no longer judders.

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adamfillip,

I posted this today on the Subiegal forum:

The clutch on my '99 NA Forester is slipping. With 95k miles, I guess that's not too unexpected, but I know the dreaded judder contributed to an early demise. Anyway, I need to replace it.

I've read Jamie's review of the SPEC clutch, but I can't find one anywhere near the $300 mentioned. And although I want a really good clutch, I wonder if a stock replacement might be good enough, now that they've corrected the judder problems.

Here's what I want:

-Long life (I expect to own it about another 150k miles.)
-Smooth operation. The stock clutch has been too grabby.
-Ruggedness. I pull a trailer several times a year, and occasionally get into muddy off-road conditions where slipping the clutch is necessary.

Any recommendations? If I do go with a stock replacement, what's the difference between Valeo, Aishin, and Exedy OEM replacements? And how's the pedal effort with the SPEC clutch?



I'll post back here if I get a response. Anyone else want to answer?

Ted
 

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Competition Clutch makes a fantastic clutch that fits the NA Forester... just tell them it's the same fitment as a 2.5 RS and they'll build one for you.

http://www.competitionclutch.com

Their 2100 and 2300 series clutches are both good options for the Forester. They have made several custom clutch discs with their iron/carbon hybrid material for me before, to go in EJ25 hybrid WRXes. I've had nothing but good experiences. I can't say that for Exedy, ACT, or Centerforce.


Another good option is RPS. www.turboclutch.com
 

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Adam.

It seems I can't link directly to the forum, but here's a link to the SubieGal site. Go to the forum and you will find the responses. Jamie thinks the Exedy OEM clutch will work for me. Probably for you, too.

http://www.subiegal.com/

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here ya go Ted... linking for you:

http://www.subiegal.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=283


I'm also about to test a Clutch Masters clutch
bit more expensive, but can handle more torque/power

it is for the race car afterall ;)

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Exedy has recalled all the pressure plates, as of March 3. They now list it as "no longer available". Anyone used a Valeo heavy duty pressure plate? Comments, please.

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so do we have a verdict?

adamfillip,

I posted this today on the Subiegal forum:

The clutch on my '99 NA Forester is slipping. With 95k miles, I guess that's not too unexpected, but I know the dreaded judder contributed to an early demise. Anyway, I need to replace it.

I've read Jamie's review of the SPEC clutch, but I can't find one anywhere near the $300 mentioned. And although I want a really good clutch, I wonder if a stock replacement might be good enough, now that they've corrected the judder problems.

Here's what I want:

-Long life (I expect to own it about another 150k miles.)
-Smooth operation. The stock clutch has been too grabby.
-Ruggedness. I pull a trailer several times a year, and occasionally get into muddy off-road conditions where slipping the clutch is necessary.

Any recommendations? If I do go with a stock replacement, what's the difference between Valeo, Aishin, and Exedy OEM replacements? And how's the pedal effort with the SPEC clutch?



I'll post back here if I get a response. Anyone else want to answer?

Ted
hey guys my clutch is farting out too and am looking for pretty much the same thing have we found that $300 kit? what's the best one for $350 max?
or is the competition 2100 for $395 that much greater?...
kinda looking at the 2400
Learning all kinds of scary stuff about the oem kits..
Thanks!
 
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