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Old 03-09-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

So the past few days I have been driving my car I have notice a ridiculous amount of clutch chatter.

My Clutch Set Up is, GS Stage 2 Clutch Disk, Viggen PP, and Spec Flywheel.

Doing some reading around and I found that most of the time clutch chatter is not caused by the clutch disk or flywheel but because of overly flexible engine or trans mounts, anyone have opinions on this?

My cars got almost 130k miles on it and this has only started to recently happen, so maybe it is my mounts

Thoughts? Thanks Much
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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A puck clutch disk is going to squeal like a pig,they all do.
And you also have the alloy flywheel which makes it even worse.

Are you getting the Noise chatter or the Vibration chatter or both ?
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I guess both.

Thing is it would only happen a little bit when it was cold and now it's doing it all the time when starting from a stop. I understand some noise but this is insane. And over 10k on the clutch
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Do you have stock engine and trans mounts ?
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that is just your clutch combination, its part of that great race car feel that people like to drive every day
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Lolz^

Puck clutches just suck to drive on an everyday car.
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Lolz^

Puck clutches just suck to drive on an everyday car.
Agreed!!!
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All that clutch and not enough power, what a waste. people over clutch these cars all the time. So it's either your clutch, or your rms is taking a shit and is spraying oil all over the disk. My guess, clutch.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #9
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Yes have stock engine and trans mounts, ill upgrade my mounts and report back
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Stage 3 + clutch setup capable of holding up to a holset = race car chatter.
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I got the clutch because it was the one I could get the fastest.

I know I should have some chatter but when all the sudden its happening a insane amount and there is this weird squeaking coming from my car when breaking and going over bumps is making me believe that something else is going on here
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I got the clutch because it was the one I could get the fastest.

I know I should have some chatter but when all the sudden its happening a insane amount and there is this weird squeaking coming from my car when breaking and going over bumps is making me believe that something else is going on here
I think I remember your thread a few months ago, asking what clutch to use and I think most of us told you to get a standard Viggen set up.

Now you know why.

Your car is way over clutched.

But I also bet that the engine and trans mounts will be shot also. Change them and that may stop a bit of vibration, but your always going to get the noise
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Thanks for the input guys, live and learn I guess

I'll get the new mounts and report back. I only have about 2 months left of DD this thing so I'll put up with it
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Stage 3 + clutch setup capable of holding up to a holset = race car chatter.
The Spec stage "3+" is a full disk with no chatter or noise at all and is the be all and end all of street set ups

The Spec stage "3" is a Puck disk and will also hold a far bit ......... but it makes a shit load of noise and sucks heavily
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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Well I guess I was right for once

Put in upgraded Motor and Tranny mounts and clutch chatter is 99.9% gone
It only makes a tinny noise when the engine is cold, starting from a complete stop

Sometimes things just work out perfectly
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Better buy a new rear mount soon. The GS poly mounts obliterated the rear mount on my car as it was of similar age/wear.
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What are you thinking of replacing the rear mount with? Stock or upgraded? I'm in the same predicament.
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Throw a Diesel rear mount in it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #20
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GS use to make a rear sport mount, but now I can't find it on their website
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