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Clutch Max clutches!

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Looks interesting.  They use the typical "Stage" 1,2,3 labels, whatever that means.  All the way up to Stage 6!  (Should have gone to 11).

They sell flywheels too, apparently.  But their web page only goes back to 1981, oddly.  And it doesn't work for finding a product.  Some Ford Mustang stuff, but no other brands.  I guess it's all eBay.

The numbers seem right at the bottom of the eBay page.  Surprising that it's so cheap.  Too good to be true?  Made in America and dirt cheap?

https://clutchmax.net/pages/about-us

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One of they last place you want to save a dollar. I have been there and tried it. It didn’t take long to show a weakness. 
 

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Thanks for your input.

Anyone have a recommendation of a good clutch that’s not too expensive?
Shipping/import fees often makes the price twice as high for parts to get to Sweden were i live.

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24 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I've been happy with Exedys from amazon.com. Have them in my two Zs. $100 back a few years ago. 6009 is the number I remember.

Will look into it, thanks.

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Exedy has yet to disappoint. Definitely my goto.

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On 8/19/2020 at 7:41 AM, moelk said:

Will look into it, thanks.

I read all your post, you're no half arse I know. But! I must say this as I learned the hard way. Have your throwout bearing pressed on at a machine shop properly. I did my first one myself with the old bearing and a 2lb hammer, it has a slight spinning noise out of gear. The 2nd one I paid $10 and it makes absolutely NO noise out of gear. Just an FYI. Cliff

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9 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I read all your post, you're no half arse I know. But! I must say this as I learned the hard way. Have your throwout bearing pressed on at a machine shop properly. I did my first one myself with the old bearing and a 2lb hammer, it has a slight spinning noise out of gear. The 2nd one I paid $10 and it makes absolutely NO noise out of gear. Just an FYI. Cliff

Thanks for the input, always appreciate advices. 
Will probably not change the clutch myself so will forward this to the person that will do this. 

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If you can find a kit that comes with the throwout sleeve it might help avoid headaches afterward.  Looks like some of the kits do, some don't.

The high-performance kits seem to comes with all of the parts and there's some fancy looking discs.  And don't forget the 225 vs 240 mm.  If you have 220 HP then who knows what flywheel and clutch that you're using. You probably do.  I assume your question was really just about this new brand name on the scene, Clutch Max. 

You might even want to get a new flywheel, you can still get the 240 mm flywheels.  225 is hard to find.

Here's 1976's offerings, just for viewing pleasure.  I bought a Perfection Zoom clutch from OReilly auto and didn't like it.  It chattered when it got hot.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,transmission-manual,clutch+kit,1993

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,transmission-manual,flywheel,5348

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Consider a Exedy 240mm turbo clutch kit, and appropriate flywheel.  Have the flywheel lightened to compensate for the heavier clutch parts.

Should handle your power well.

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41 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

If you can find a kit that comes with the throwout sleeve it might help avoid headaches afterward.  Looks like some of the kits do, some don't.

The high-performance kits seem to comes with all of the parts and there's some fancy looking discs.  And don't forget the 225 vs 240 mm.  If you have 220 HP then who knows what flywheel and clutch that you're using. You probably do.  I assume your question was really just about this new brand name on the scene, Clutch Max. 

You might even want to get a new flywheel, you can still get the 240 mm flywheels.  225 is hard to find.

Here's 1976's offerings, just for viewing pleasure.  I bought a Perfection Zoom clutch from OReilly auto and didn't like it.  It chattered when it got hot.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,transmission-manual,clutch+kit,1993

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/nissan,1976,280z,2.8l+l6,1209226,transmission-manual,flywheel,5348

Thanks for you input.

Question was mainly about this brand of clutch as it was cheap and had a low shipping cost. Living in Sweden is not great when it comes to parts for these cars. Almost nothing exist here, you can find stuff in Europe sometimes but more often you have to aim for the US or japan. But then there’s outrageous shipping costs and import fees if you order from companies like for an example the zstore (cam kit= shipping $240, instead i had it sent to a friend in Cali for $19 and then he sent it to Sweden for $80, same with a rear wing $180 shipping and then there’s import fees on those combined prices) So sadly a thing like a clutch gets quite expensive if you go for a good brand and don’t have a friend to help out.

I can’t remember what’s in there now but I think ill just take it apart when its time for storage (in about 2 months) and see what i have. And then decided what i want, maybe go for a 240mm clutch/flywheel (if i don’t already have one) and get the flywheel a bit lighter while iam at it. Have a new cam and a skyline efi E88 head on the shelf so the hp rating will probably increase some day?

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