My stock 1988 GT 2.8L V6 has a bad clutch and needs replacing. What brand or type should I replace it with? The car is used for street use only. Which will be the best choice for my car? There seems to be numerous products and vendors. Thanks.
I had the Fiero Store #2 installed on my 87 GT. Works fine for general driving and a car with 145K+ miles (still stock and untouched) I don't do performance driving any more. I had the flywheel resurfaced. Hard to find those flywheels as most parts catalogs list the 88 neutral balanced flywheel and not the balanced flywheel needed for the pre 88s.
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Arn, thanks for offering your clutch parts. I also had the Valeo Clutch kit recommended. It is an upgrade from the stock clutch. JC Whitney sells it for $125. I haven't decided which one yet, but now I have some good choices.
If you're keeping it stock there is no need for the Spec or anything like that, I've always read good things about the ram clutch from fiero store... Just watch um.... you might wake up to find you don't have an ass from there shipping charges.
It's the largest organic (i.e. stock material) disk that I could find. It's designed as a replacement for your clutch. (Click the "check application" link in the middle right of the page. Your car is listed.)
This is the same kit that the Fiero Store sells for $20 more. ($279 vs $299.)
If you don't want to go to the extra expense, a LUK clutch will work just fine. I know several people who have them and are quite happy.
------------------ Raydar 88 Formula IMSA Fastback. 4.9, NVG T550
How does the driveability of the larger (larger disc, HD, #3 above) FS, or Summit "Ram" clutch match the stock 2.8L Getrag clutch? Of course using the 2.8L engine.
I have the pretty much the same need as the original poster. Don't really want to double foot or leg the clutch pedal. Looking for great driveability for normal street use with long life and ocassional spirited runs. Also with the thought that there could be a 3.4 or 3800 in the future if the 2.8 fails me.
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I put that clutch in my Formula. The old clutch was badly worn when I bought the car, so I can't compare it to the stock clutch, but the Ram HD 9 3/4" does not need a lot of leg pressure and I can't make it slip with the 2.8.
I used a heavy duty clutch pressure plate ass,y if you are older avoid this as My leg is in pain from this the Ram is a great performance clutch that will not be difficult to push in the stock clutches last a long time & work great,right now I have a LUC driven plate with a heavy duty pressure ,,the heavy duty pressure plates are rare now ,but avoid them there have been advances in pressure plate cover assemblies,, use the lightest one!! a heavy duty pressure plate hurts performance because of weight thru the lighter pressure plate unit, brake rotors & lite wheels & tires you can improve launch time & 0 to 30 time & save gas ..
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Forgot when installing a new clutch remove consul & clean & ajust ,,always clean & lube the shift bellcrank that the shifter rotates on & ajust the mechanism.. then ajust the cables where they bolt on.. when properly ajusted the clutch works great & smooooooth. every Fiero should have the double seal clutch slave piston see= Rodney Dickman