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 Post subject: clutches from ebay
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:06 pm 
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I need to get my clutch done...
My shop uses ultrim clutch kits @ 310 bucks....
Obviously I don't want to spend that...so I looked through ebay, and there's your exedy's for 200+ once shipping to Canada is all in...then I cam across so cheaper kits...70 bucks plus shipping for "Gripforce"
They claim that they use premium quality and not to be mistaken for chinese cheap rubbish(in other words)

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GRIPFORCE-OEM-CL ... 097wt_1181

"This is a brand new Gripforce standard clutch kit for SUZUKI SWIFT 1.3L, CHEVROLET SPRINT 1.0L TURBO. This clutch kit contains all the necessary components to do your clutch replacement and is the perfect setup for any stock or lightly modified vehicle. Gripforce clutch kit contains only the highest quality components from world's leading OE clutch manufacturers such as Exedy, Valeo, Sachs, Luk, Seco, Aisin/Asco and NKK. Please do not compare our Gripforce clutch kit with other inferior clutches or cheap Chinese parts. Only the Gripforce clutch kit can guarantee the right fitment and highest quality. All brand new clutch kit requires 500 mile break-in period.
This complete clutch kit includes:"

Brand new Gripforce standard Pressure Plate
Brand new Gripforce standard Clutch Disc (7-1/2", 18 spline)
Brand new Gripforce standard Release Bearing
Brand new Gripforce standard Pilot Bearing
Brand new Alignment Tool
Installation Guide

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Could try searching for reviews online for that brand. I wonder why are they selling it for 70 if the retail price is 235. Otherwise looks good.

EDIT: I just had a look myself out of curiosity and they seem to be decent clutches, only saw one complaint about the alignment tool. For 70 bucks I would go for it :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:03 pm 
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check out clutchnet.com i just got my stage one clutch and a custom made solid hub 4 puck. They look sweet i have pics in my album.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:41 pm 
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seems like they send you whatever brand name stuff they have...? they just slap their name on it?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:45 pm 
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i dont think so they made my clutch with a hyundai center hub. they also use regular aftermarket clutches but they rework them for more clamping force. i haven't run mine yet but know someone that has over 160,000 miles on the cheapest clutch set. its in a 99 hyundai accent.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:16 am 
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So I bought a full clutch kit on ebay through "Gripforce" who is a store in California.
Speed solution's is the distributor of parts. I bought a Genuine Exedy clutch kit for 115 bucks.
There are other clutch kit's from Gripforce that are 70 bucks, but in the ebay add itself you don't know what it is...
They take parts from premiums brands, whatever they have in stock and they brand it "Gripforce"
I was talking to them in the phone to get a better idea as to what they're all about.
So I bought gripforce's exedy clutch for $115
But maybe I could have bought the gripforce brand for 70 and been just as happy in hindsight...as it could also be made of Exedy components.

So I should have it by next week, I plan to install on the friday...so I will keep you all posted as to how happy I am with it because it seems to be a pretty good deal.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:47 pm 
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did you happen to ask about break in period? iv found a lot of manufactures want you to do different things for break in.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:10 am 
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That was on the ebay site itself, If remember correctly it was 500 miles.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:59 am 
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I did the clutch yesterday,along with the main seals and axle seals and everything feels amazing, clutch feels very very
nice.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:15 pm 
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beachedbru wrote:
I did the clutch yesterday,along with the main seals and axle seals and everything feels amazing, clutch feels very very
nice.

Good to know, maybe those cheap kits aren't that bad. Keep us posted.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:34 am 
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I have driven 800km's + so the break in period is over....so I let her rip and it grabbed very nicely....I also changed the seals when I was in there and put syncromesh in the tranny.
The car feels amazing.
How long the clutch will last, time will tell...But as for now, the gripforce exedy clutch kit I bought off ebay for 130 bucks was worth it for all you out there looking to get a good deal!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:02 am 
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beachedbru wrote:
I have driven 800km's + so the break in period is over....so I let her rip and it grabbed very nicely....I also changed the seals when I was in there and put syncromesh in the tranny.
The car feels amazing.
How long the clutch will last, time will tell...But as for now, the gripforce exedy clutch kit I bought off ebay for 130 bucks was worth it for all you out there looking to get a good deal!


Awesome, thanks for the info :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:12 am 
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You are welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:35 am 
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Did you grease any parts inside the bell housing when you did the clutch?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:37 pm 
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I greased the shaft and the inside surface of the throwout bearing, yes

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Modified B16 P29 75mm pistons,13:1CR, cultus intake, genie header, genie exhaust, 3tech head, 3tech 222/365 cams, 3tech UD pulley, megasquirt 2.0, 60mm throttle body, Aluminum flywheel


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Smart move.

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DIY Clutch Adjustment: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=48281
DIY Wheel Bearings: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29003
DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
DIY Wheel Align: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42479
Once you get the cars dialed-in (compression, leaks, bearings, alignment, brakes) swap in new rubber and glass, you've got something which should last for years!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:46 pm 
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http://s430.photobucket.com/albums/qq21 ... pe_photos/

pictures of the job and of my car are here^ follow the link

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 Post subject: Re: clutches from ebay
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:44 am 
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update, been a while now and this clutch it wo
rking very well

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 Post subject: Re: clutches from ebay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:00 pm 
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i'll add a +1 to ebay clutches. I bought a "35% stronger" clutch from whatever place back when I was trying to get my Swift initially built and it was $129 which seemed like a decent price. It has only slipped twice since I bought it, and the reason for it slipping was there was tranny fluid all over it from when the diff pin went through the bell housing, which it also survived.

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 Post subject: Re: clutches from ebay
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:06 am 
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Well i am trying to get opinions on what i am going to be expecting from the clutch i bought. I had a sprung 6 puck on an old clutch setup for a year with no issues, First third of its life on a B16 with nitrous that pumped out 193 lbs of torque, then gave the clutch to a friend that's been using it for 2 more years.


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