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cdawg

1997 C2S clutch and flywheel

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Hi All,

I owned my 1997 C2S for about 2 years and i have put about 10k miles on it since i got it. It had high mile 104k mostly freeway miles and was maintain meticously during life with the 1st owner. Prior owner had the top end rebuilt at 96k but didnt replaced the clutch or flywheel because he was told it had 75% of life on it still. Amazing but its still the original clutch i am driving on. I do noticed some hard pedal feel and slippage when i rev it high so i was thinking of replacing the clutch and flywheel now. My question is should i upgrade to the RS clutch and LWF or just keep it all stock. What do i gain or lose if i go with the upgrade.

Thanks

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Hi All,

I owned my 1997 C2S for about 2 years and i have put about 10k miles on it since i got it. It had high mile 104k mostly freeway miles and was maintain meticously during life with the 1st owner. Prior owner had the top end rebuilt at 96k but didnt replaced the clutch or flywheel because he was told it had 75% of life on it still. Amazing but its still the original clutch i am driving on. I do noticed some hard pedal feel and slippage when i rev it high so i was thinking of replacing the clutch and flywheel now. My question is should i upgrade to the RS clutch and LWF or just keep it all stock. What do i gain or lose if i go with the upgrade.

Thanks

The upside is a higher grip force on the clutch, small increase in the throttle response do to the lighter mass (less inertia in the drivetrain), the down side is a noisey clutch when depressed and you will have to relearn the throttle / clutch relationship when starting from a stop. With the dualmass fw, I can start from a dead stop with very little throttle, with the lwfw, you will need a bit more to account for the less rotating mass and subsequent inertia in the drivetrain. For general street use and the occasional track day, like me, the standard dualmass IMO is more than adequate.

James Greer

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Sorry, must disagree, the LWF is a must! Makes a huge difference in motor spool up, quicker response AND less weight on the crank to boot. The little extra "chatter" when the clutch is not depressed is worth the rest of the experience. Also frees up power since you're not using necessary power to turn a heavy FW.

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