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What would be the pros/cons of putting a stage 2 clutch in your car for someone whos car isnt modified or pushing out alot of torque/hp. I have to replace the clutch soon, do stage 2 clutches generally last longer?
 

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Cons: harder pedal push, chatter

Pros: none
 

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If you don't have the torque to need a stage 2 clutch, then don't get one. The clutch assembly is ment to be a wear&tear part. If you get one that is ment for more power, your transmission becomes the wear&tear part.
 

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A heavy duty clutch generally features thicker/different friction material on the clutch disk and heavier springs/centrifical force on the pressure plate. If used properly, you'll see longer clutch life in service. At the cost of possible higher pedal pressures and expense. See Centerforce as an example, their basic units are pretty much this type.

Performance clutches are another thing entirely. Some are heavy duty clutches with sexy packaging and inflated prices. Others use exotic friction materials and/or construction which can contribute to chatter and accelerated wear of your flywheel.

If you don't have the torque and aren't flogging the car, don't buy a performance clutch.
 
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