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    Gotcha. Hopefully it's not too much of a pain in the ass to drive. Puck clutches usually suck.

    I remember my buddy had the clutch replaced when he had a built-WRX trans installed on his EJ25-swapped '01 RS years back, and it was always an absolute pain to drive. He had told them he didn't want a puck clutch, and they swore they didn't put a puck clutch is.

    Fast forward a few years and we're pulling the engine...guess what we find? Puck clutch.
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    Bought a high-ish end (at least well-featured) obd full system scanner and tpms programmer, chased down all my error messages to a blown fuse, bad passenger presence detection module, and my own stupidity. The blown fuse was a great example of bad information being worse than no info, the fuse block diagram I had was wrong and I only figured it out after testing each fuse under the hood individually. Had I not had a diagram of the fuse box I would have just tested all the fuses first and found the blown fuse a year ago! Oh well, it made me buy the scanner after looking at getting one for years now. And it taught me that I still need to do an idiot check even when someone else supplies the information!
    @MP81 The listing for the clutch said the 3+ had a higher torque limit too, I figured the higher the limit the worse the driveability.

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    It may very well have a higher limit, yeah. But it's definitely more driveable being a disc-style instead of puck-style.
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    WARNING!!!! Thought Dump

    Budget diminishes, Evil Thoughts evolve...

    Clutch still sucks

    Have plans for a Cruzen 3.0, not telling, will probably happen in the FAR future, will tell for $$$

    2.0 needs the clutch I ordered put in
    want e85 support (i would prefer a flex sensor)
    still spins the tires even though they are as big as I'm willing to go
    short shifter is amazing
    maxes at 26psi with tune
    found torque app seems to max at 22.9psi
    want to get the car weighed just so i know (estimate 3500)
    want to get the HVAC system sorted out (doesn't come out where it says or sometimes goes nowhere)
    would like intermittent wipers instead of just off/on
    will modify intake for better induction noise
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    Clutch replacement underway, below was what happened the first day:

    Engine out, old clutch off (can deffinately tell it was slipping, and seems the dual mass flywheel is junk too), made bolts the correct length cause I couldnt find any, new stage 3 clutch with single mass flywheel installed, having trouble getting trans back on

    Day 2 (4/21)
    Trans slid right on, so far I've got the engine and trans back in and am about half way done with the reinstallation of everything else

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    Car is back together, clutch feels pretty much the same as stock. Definitely noticing some differences and less drivability issues, I think they were due to a bad dual mass flywheel

    Need to bleed clutch
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCruzen View Post
    The exhaust "upgrade" has taken a few unexpected turns, stay tuned for the finished product and description of whatever configuration i end up with!

    (still definitely has 3" pipe and a cutout though...)

    Also, anyone know if lordstown 2019 is still on, even with the plant shutdown?
    2019 meet is still on, however it's in a different location. This is all the info you need about it if you plan to attend. It's an event on Facebook but I saw that you're not on there so I figured I'd show you our itinerary.
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    Come for 1 day or come for all days, we would love to see you and your project there!

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    Nothing to worry about, just a noise caused by the single mass flywheel letting some resonance happen between the engine and trans
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