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Upgrading to ppg's which clutch recommended?

I am very excited about getting ppg gears intalled and i just wanted to know which clutch do you guys think i should get? I am currently at stage 2 so i know the stock clutch can handle those power levels, but i was really wanting to know if there is another clutch that has maybe less wear than the stock clutch since i will probably be visting the track more often? Thanks
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Im not sure what clutch will be recommended, but if you are drag racing the car, just becuae you now have the stronger tranny, you need to be aware of the axles next.

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Excellent point. Your tranny may handle double your power no sweat but the rest of the drivetrain ain't. Axles and the R160 rear end ain't gunna like clutch drops. Course, why bother with a PPG if you don't intend to use it? I'd pick up an Exeddy "Stage 2" clutch. The stage 3 is rather aggressive and if you've never driven a seriously stiff clutch can be a royal pain in the ass. The Stage 2 will take the drops and still deliver more drivability. And like Josh said, save for some more drivetrain mods.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I understand what you guys are saying about other parts of the drivetrain seeing more stress. But i really dont intend to be dropping the clutch at all, more of a fast but smooth release, which is why im looking for a clutch upgrade while i have the tranny out.
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I think stage 2 clutch sounds decent as you also want to keep some ease of DD with a performance clutch.

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Hey this is slightly off topic. but where did you get the gears?
I've tried looking at some of the manufacturers that the FAQ mentioned, which is very dated, and there arnt many options.

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Hey this is slightly off topic. but where did you get the gears?
I've tried looking at some of the manufacturers that the FAQ mentioned, which is very dated, and there arnt many options.
Well i am sending my tranny out to andrewtech performance. The gears themselves cost $3750 and thats for 1-4 straight or helical. You can buy just the gears from them and take them to a shop to have them installed if thats what youre looking to do. I believe they take some modification of the case to be installed.
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Man thats really great!!! How long before you get your tranny back from them?
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If you contact Andrewtech they will inform you of what setup requires a modification and what one(s) dont. If you get 1-4 helical with upgraded sycnchros and forks you will be more than the aforementioned $37XX, and Im almost certain that it doesnt require "modding" the tranny case.

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^^ The price i mentioned was for the gears themselves, not including synchro's or installation.
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Ok, that sounds about right then. Wasnt trying to say you were wrong or anything.

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The general rule is to set aside about $1000 for worse case scenario for replacing bad synchros, oem parts, and what not. Not saying that it will ever cost that much to replace it all, but it should cover it if everything in the case is shot.

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