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I have a 04 WRX wagon. Whenever my car is in first gear and i'm at a complete stop, my car shakes when i initailly begin to move forward. You can also hear something rattling as the car moves forward. The sound comes from the front to maybe the mid point of the car.

I'm thinking it could be the Flywheel and it may need resurfacing, but then again...i'm not sure. So if anyone may have an idea of what i may be. Give me your 2 cents.

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yea sounds like you have some clutch chatter.... cut or replace flywheel and while your in there throw a new clutch on it
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yea sounds like you have some clutch chatter.... cut or replace flywheel and while your in there throw a new clutch on it
Stock trans = stock clutch for best performance. It's most likely your flywheel like said above, resurfacing it should eliminate that shake.

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well yea defintley stock clutch if your stocker.... putting a heaver clutch in it will just put more stress on the transmission....
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Glad everyone's in agreement here...this could have ended up in a messy battle like some of the other topics going on!Laugh!

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yea sounds like you have some clutch chatter.... cut or replace flywheel and while your in there throw a new clutch on it
Well, since the fly wheel may need to be fixed, i was looking around for a new clutch, but i don't want to put to much stress on the tranny. I was looking at a Stage 1 Exedy Clutch, would that be something that i could replace the stock clutch with?

Any recommendations on clutches that are affordable, but are good for my situation?
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Well, since the fly wheel may need to be fixed, i was looking around for a new clutch, but i don't want to put to much stress on the tranny. I was looking at a Stage 1 Exedy Clutch, would that be something that i could replace the stock clutch with?

Any recommendations on clutches that are affordable, but are good for my situation?
im not sure exactly what the stage 1 is from exedy... but i do know for a fact that exedy is the oem clutch.... stage 1 maybe an upgrade from the oem thugh
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im not sure exactly what the stage 1 is from exedy... but i do know for a fact that exedy is the oem clutch.... stage 1 maybe an upgrade from the oem thugh
So do you think that that clutch will stress out my tranny much?
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a heavier clutch will put more stress on your transsmision and drivetrain unless you have have some good power upgrades then its ok, if your stock id go with the stock clutch wich is exedy... im about to do mine. im gonna orcder the stocker
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Go with an OEM clutch, it's your safest bet, plus your not going to see much of a difference other than clutch chatter even with the stage 1 exedy. Go OEM.

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Stock trans = stock clutch
Thats the saying right there. Without an upgraded tranny, no need at all for an upgraded clutch. Unless of course you are trying to have a reason to replace the transmission later down the road.

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a heavier clutch will put more stress on your transsmision and drivetrain unless you have have some good power upgrades then its ok, if your stock id go with the stock clutch wich is exedy... im about to do mine. im gonna orcder the stocker
Actually, i believe Subaru had to put in heavier flywheel sometime in in 2003, because a lighter flywheel was causing too much stress and effected driveability. Heavier flywheel makes the engine spin a fraction slower resuting in a smoother clutch pick up. I think if the clutch being replaced with stock, then its best to combine it with stock weight flywheel. That is what i am going to do...
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Actually, i believe Subaru had to put in heavier flywheel sometime in in 2003, because a lighter flywheel was causing too much stress and effected driveability. Heavier flywheel makes the engine spin a fraction slower resuting in a smoother clutch pick up. I think if the clutch being replaced with stock, then its best to combine it with stock weight flywheel. That is what i am going to do...
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i know they put a heavier one in but wasnt sure wich year... they put the heavier one in for people that complain about a wineing niose on down shift... it takes the stress off the trans and eliminate most of that niose....
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So overall, you think i should just go to OEM?
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Thats your best bet.

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