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Stage 2 clutch?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by shadillac1, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Jan 15, 2019 at 11:37 PM
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    shadillac1

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    What's up guys, I have a 1997 Taco SR5, it has a 3in lift to it and I use it as both my daily and offroad beast. Long story short the clutch is going to need replacing soon and I was wondering if I should go stage 2 or OEM.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    Stage 1 Excedy (or OEM if you have the money) would be my choice if I needed one.

    BTW, you may want to give more info such as engine size, mods to that engine, daily driver or off-road only, etc. Basically, why are you even considering a Stage 2 clutch.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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  4. Jan 16, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Aisin or Excedy stock replacement and be done. For a DD/wheeler, you want the longest throw, softest engaging clutch as possible. It's no fun to wheel or sit in traffic with a super short throw from engaged to disengaged and a heavy pedal.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Either way make sure you get the highest quality bearings possible. Throw out, pilot bearing.

    My OEM clutch I replaced 100,000 miles ago is working fine, but the throw out bearing is starting to make a lot of noise, guessing I will need to replace it which is almost the same work as a new clutch job.

    My OEM clutch before that was doing great at 250,000 miles until the pilot bearing took a dump and
    replaced everything because I was in there.

    Two of the three clutch jobs I have needed on my truck where failure from bearings.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    tony2018

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    stage 5 is GOAT
     
  7. Jan 16, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    Aisin stock replacement or LUK ceramic from Napa.
     

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