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 Post subject: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:11 am 
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I am putting the engine back in the escort tomorrow, its a zetec turbo.

I have:

An RST LUK 220mm clutch and matching cover
A Helix 215mm 4 paddle clutch plate and matching cover
No money to buy another clutch at this point in time


I fitted the helix before and it was f*cking horrible to use

Do I

Fit the LUK clutch and accept that its going to prevent me driving the car hard because it will slip
Fit the helix 215mm 4 paddle clutch in the 220mm LUK cover - has anyone ever done this?

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:55 am 
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Fit the padle centre with the luk cover

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:57 am 
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What power are you running ?


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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:34 am 
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as ball sack said

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:02 pm 
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did you try the paddle centre and stadard cover?

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:45 pm 
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I run a 4 paddle with an luk cover and it slips at around 250bhp/270ftlb

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 9:25 am 
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Was a bit more complicated for me as the center spline of my IB5 gearbox is 35mm. The LUK conver wouldn't fit over it but the helix one did, so I just fitted the complete Helix clutch.

I'm going to change the gearbox and fit the LUK cover with an AP 4 paddle, if its just letting go at 250 it should be spot on for my setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:04 pm 
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ah ok, what do you all pay for just the 4 paddle plate then?
im only going to be on about 200 horse so should be fine

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:06 pm 
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is mainly just a cost one for me at the minute as just finishing the car and is costing me a lot so any savings on a clutch i can make are good. what chices you think i have

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