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Old 02-22-12, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default DIY - Clutch Stop

So before I begin with this mini-writeup, let me first say that I am NOT going to debate the usefulness of a clutch stop. I have an Exedy Hyper Twin, and not only is it stiff, but there's WAY too much useless travel on the back-end. This clutch engages very close to the neutral point, so having to push it all the way in to start the car is a PITA.

***I do not know if this mod is good for a stock clutch... Do this, or any other car modification, at your own risk!

So, for less than $10 of hardware store parts, I built myself an adjustable clutch stop. This way, the clutch bottoms out long before it hits the floor. I had to add 2 washers beneath the plastic ferrule, and the foot base to make it the proper height, but you may have to play around with different heights to find out what works.

The stop is composed of an "easy slide" furniture foot, and a self adhesive furniture foot pad. These 2 items are easily found in any hardware store, along with the 1/4 id washers to shim it.

You need to first remove the clutch stop "pad," then drill the hole to accommodate the plastic ferrule. Screw in the new clutch stop, and set the desired height.

***IMPORTANT STEP There are 2 sensors on the top of the clutch base. The TOP sensor is the clutch engagement sensor to start your car! This MUST be adjusted to match the new travel of the clutch pedal assembly. Easy enough, just unscrew the nuts, adjust, and re-tighten.






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Has anyone else done this?
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Old 04-11-12, 10:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: DIY - Clutch Stop

IxizConcept -> ixizclutch

its simple but it works.
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Old 04-11-13, 12:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: DIY - Clutch Stop

Okay. I did everything you said. But your point about "easy enough" on the clutch engagement sensor is totally understated. How did you do this? Did you remove any of the interior paneling or the seat? I am totally at a loss as to how I can access these bolts. I can't hardly see them let along get to them with some kind of wrench.
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Okay, the way I solved this was to vampire clip the two wires going to the clutch engagement sensor. I can now start the car without even having the clutch fully engaged, or engaged at all for that matter. I did not lose cruise control by doing this. There have been no noticeable effects- though I do worry about the ECU thinking the clutch is always engaged. Anyone have any idea of whether it does factor this into anything besides the starting of the car?
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