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Old 02-04-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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SPEC Stage 3 Anyone?

Does anyone here who runs this clutch w/ viggen pp have a problem with clutch cable adjustment? I've run mine for about a year now and I've never been able to keep the adjustment where it is; meaning when it's set to how it's supposed to be and engages quickly like it should. But after awhile, maybe just a few miles or so, it seems to unadjust itself and so it then engages gradually just like a regular clutch and since it's not really meant to, it makes the sound of the TOB spinning.
I recently had some work done by a Saab guy out here in SLC and he says that the cable's not strong enough to cope with the force of this clutch. I know it's a stronger clutch, but I've never heard of anyone else complain about this before. My cable's fairly new, replaced sometime in 07, and it's just the OEM one. Any idea? Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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I bet people are going to tell you do switch to hydraulic. It may be the only option unless you can find a stronger cable. The OEM cable craps out on a normal OEM clutch setup for the ng's.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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shit who was it; some one here was experimenting with using a beefier nissan cable. I almost wanna say topher but dont go on that. but bluaero is right the only other option than that is hydro conversion
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I have the exact same setup as you in my 900 (spec stg 3, viggen pp, saab cable). Its a little finicky sometimes, but I haven't had any problems yet.
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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Tweek was the one who posted on the Nissan cable for an upgrade.
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Yeah I remember that post about a Nissan cable that might have worked, several months ago. I wanted to watch that but it never popped back up again on either forums so I wasn't sure whether or not it turned out to be a good solution. The cable and clutch went on at about the same time so I can't even imagine how the cable will be once it's worn a little...plus I'll be adding more power soon when I get back home this summer and I plan on dragging some more.

Well if someone has some more info about the Nissan cable i.e. part number or the year/model it comes off of, I'll be glad to hear it. Thanks for the input so far though.
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Tweek was the one who posted on the Nissan cable for an upgrade.
I'll just try to dig that back up then and see if I missed any updates..thanks.
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Make sure the cable is routed correctly. It is is not in the clip on the wheelwell it will be more trouble. Otherwise just expect the cable to be troublesome.

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I'll just try to dig that back up then and see if I missed any updates..thanks.
There are a few options, one is the nissan sentra clutch cable from a 91-93 I think and its stronger, needs a slight mod to make it work on the ng900 on the end of the calbe to fork lever on bell housing.

Second is the manual adjustable cable that one company sells for the ng900, it has to be manually adjusted, but is supposed to be better than the oe clutch cable that has trouble with its self ratcheting mechanism.

Third is I heard Napa sells a clutch cable for the ng900 that might be stronger too?

Mine lasted 8 months with my spec stage 3 disk and viggen pp. I carry a spare in the trunk so I can fix it if it breaks.

Eric said he went through 3 in 3 years. If it breaks in traffic, that sux!

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #10
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Thanks Nick, I'll take a look at it tomorrow. It's cold as hell over here right now.
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There are a few options, one is the nissan sentra clutch cable from a 91-93 I think and its stronger, needs a slight mod to make it work on the ng900 on the end of the calbe to fork lever on bell housing.

Second is the manual adjustable cable that one company sells for the ng900, it has to be manually adjusted, but is supposed to be better than the oe clutch cable that has trouble with its self ratcheting mechanism.

Third is I heard Napa sells a clutch cable for the ng900 that might be stronger too?

Mine lasted 8 months with my spec stage 3 disk and viggen pp. I carry a spare in the trunk so I can fix it if it breaks.

Eric said he went through 3 in 3 years. If it breaks in traffic, that sux!

John
Hmm..are you still running the OEM adjustable one, though? And you have no problems? My clutch cable did go out in traffic early last year, right after I replaced my clutch. The new one has been acting up since it's been in, so either it was put in wrong like Nick said or I just need a better one. I'll check the Napa website and do more looking for a Nissan cable in the meantime.
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