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Author: Subject: Clutch for turbo Blacktop/st

posted on 22/9/19 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
Clutch for turbo Blacktop/st

What clutch and pressure plate should i be looking for for my turbo build... something thatís not going to cost a tonne of money.
RS focus ones are the obvious choice but they are expensive. needs to be ok for 300bhp tops

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posted on 22/9/19 at 08:05 PM Reply With Quote
Fitted mine this week because as you say itís the obvious choice, itís only rated to 275ftlb
But being fwd and heavy duty It may feel a little on and off but I will see. There is a guy on eBay that does refurbed cover plates now and again. The FRs clutch does need the 240mm flywheel. The alloy cover plate is quit chunky and is said to not fit a standard mtx75. It fits my Mt75 a treat but may not fit a T9 ?

Helix do custom clutches. But Iíve seen some daft prices for a Frs clutch.

[Edited on 22/9/19 by big_wasa]

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posted on 22/9/19 at 08:12 PM Reply With Quote
I don't know about your application, nor ford's, but I've done 16000 miles on a standard clutch, with no clutch issues, running approx 300bhp on a 200bhp drive train. It's surprising how much abuse they'll take when they're only hauling a 3rd of the weight they were designed to around.
The bec's do it without too much drama too

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posted on 23/9/19 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
If your looking for the cheapest option.
Put a sintered metal drive plate in there.

Whats the OE clutch its based on?
Upgrated Focus rs clutch clutch cover and drive plate are about £250 each.

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posted on 23/9/19 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
Needs to be a 220mm. Itís got a standard mondeo clutch and pressure plate on a 1.8 zetec flywheel
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