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Old 11-24-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Clutch Replacement

So I had the Viggen Clutch and PP in my stage 4 NG900 and it seemingly held up fine but now I need to replace the clutch in the 9-3. I am abut 95% sure that I will get the new 6-puck clutch that GenSaab has up on their site now. It is not that much more for the clutch/pp combo than the Viggen kit is ($40). I will also change out the slave cylinder and resurface the flywheel. Is there anything else that I should think about doing while the trans is dropped? I don't have a bunch of time as it needs to be back together for the trip home to CT for xmas. Also any reason NOT to get the new GenSaab clutch?
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What power levels are you going with?

I asked Nick what clutch I should go with. My plan is 19t down the road. And he said Viggen clutch will be fine unless I am going to be drag racing it.
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What power levels are you going with?

I asked Nick what clutch I should go with. My plan is 19t down the road. And he said Viggen clutch will be fine unless I am going to be drag racing it.
I foresee GT30/HX35 eventually, but that might be a while and with the difference only being $40, even if I never make it there I don't see why not unless it would make a noticeable difference to trans life.
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There was a recent thread where over clutching was discussed.

I would just call up Nick and ask him what he recommends.
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So I had the Viggen Clutch and PP in my stage 4 NG900 and it seemingly held up fine but now I need to replace the clutch in the 9-3. I am abut 95% sure that I will get the new 6-puck clutch that GenSaab has up on their site now. It is not that much more for the clutch/pp combo than the Viggen kit is ($40). I will also change out the slave cylinder and resurface the flywheel. Is there anything else that I should think about doing while the trans is dropped? I don't have a bunch of time as it needs to be back together for the trip home to CT for xmas. Also any reason NOT to get the new GenSaab clutch?
Mark: Only other thing you could possibly do while your in there is have your stock flywheel lightened and balanced. You can also have the pressure plate balanced with the flywheel if you wanna go crazy. Good time to replace the rear main seal around the crankshaft since you are going to have the flywheel off, if you haven't already done this. Just an idea.
Pulled the pan and checked the pickup screen yet? You'll have the subframe and exhaust off, so you could do that as well. Can't think of anything else though. Definitely take a look around while you have everything apart.
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Mark: Only other thing you could possibly do while your in there is have your stock flywheel lightened and balanced. You can also have the pressure plate balanced with the flywheel if you wanna go crazy. Good time to replace the rear main seal around the crankshaft since you are going to have the flywheel off, if you haven't already done this. Just an idea.
Pulled the pan and checked the pickup screen yet? You'll have the subframe and exhaust off, so you could do that as well. Can't think of anything else though. Definitely take a look around while you have everything apart.
Good call on the rear seal. Just threw that in with the Slave Cylinder order even if it has been done, I'd rather know when exactly it was done.
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i did the differential seals in the trans while i had it out, as well as flushed the fluid.
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I will be doing the differential bushing when I finally get aorund to doing mine. My drivers side inner driver has some slop. I am assuming this is what is causing the vibes I get while accelerating.
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If I was in their again, I would also buy an aluminum fly wheel from GS.
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If I was in their again, I would also buy an aluminum fly wheel from GS.
They no longer offer it due to quality concerns. Nick has said that a replacement is in the works.
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Went with the 6-puck and Viggen PP. Not sure who else has bought it yet but I'll let you know how it is. With this purchase, for some reason I decided to look at how much I have spent at GenSaab. Never going to look again.

After this need to get an IC and then a temp Stage 3ish tune.
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Well it looks like they will not have these in time for me to get it done before I come home for Christmas so I'm just getting the Viggen one instead. I had it in my Stg 4 and seemed to deal fine. Was just looking forward to see how the other clutch was going to deal.

Also to take advantage of the little change in price, I threw in the Steering Rod Bushings they have. Now I have those, the ARB bushings, Inner and Outer Suspension bushings that still need to go in. Balls.
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