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Old 07-16-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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'08 Yaris hatch Flywheel/Clutch recommendation


So my throw-out bearing is making noises again. First was under warranty at 25k miles and then now at 60k. I also don't really like the clutch on this car. It's like an ON/OFF switch. It's not smooth at all and I've only had manual cars since 1992 and this is the only car that does that. Now that I'm going to replace the throw-out bearing, I might as well change the clutch kit but since I'm already down there, might as well replace the flywheel. You know how it goes...

So, I'm looking for:
Lightweight flywheel in steel or aluminum, 8-9 lbs.
Performance clutch kit that is good for daily driving in the city.

Which flywheel and clutch kit you guys would recommend?

Currently the car is stock 1NZ-FE but I do plan on adding 20whp by end of the year. I just don't know the route I'm going at this time (s/c or n/a).

Thank you!
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Old 07-16-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Here's one of the existing conversations in case you haven't searched out prior topics.

There is probably more insight from some of the older threads than you will get now due to reduced forum traffic.
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:27 PM   #3
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Do not get a springless stage 4, 6 puck clutch. make sure your chose one with springs to dampen the shock and make it easier to drive in traffic. My choice was great if all i did was race my car, and being faster than an IS300 with intake and exhaust was fun, but the head ache of not being able to easily ease out on the clutch and cruse with out having to fight the car wanting to launch.

Basically i have a stage 3, sprung clutch on standby already to go in when i get a chance to change it out.

I also have 20k miles on the springless clutch, seems to be wearing fine, just not as DD friendly, and makes me want to drive it faster which makes the wife not as happy.
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