Gen 2 "Double D" clutch install

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  1. May 18, 2020 #1

    DRWard

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    After reading several post, thought the "Double D" clutch mod was definitely a must.
    Ordered the kit from Gurued Gear with the improved retainer ring. All pieces needed comes in the kit. Pretty easy install, so I took pictures.
    Hope this helps anyone that might be considering.
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    Loosen cover bolts in star pattern.

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    Tap with hammer slightly to break loose, slide cover off.
    * note different lengths short and long.
    Loosen 6 spring retainer bolts in a star pattern.

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    Bolts removed, OEM retainer and single OEM spring.

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    Upgraded retainer vs OEM retainer comparison.

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    Upgraded retainer and double spring installed, (OEM + new)
    * note tabs lined up with retaining bolt holes.

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    Used new bolts supplied in kit.
    Snugging in star pattern to keep pressure evenly on springs.

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    Torque to specs.

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    Clean old gasket on cover, install new gasket, (included in kit).
    Tighten bolts in star pattern.
    Torque to specs.

    Start and test, check for leaks.

    Mine went smoothly.
    Took less than 1 hour, longest part was cleaning cover for new gasket.
     
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  2. May 19, 2020 at 8:27 AM #2

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    Just did this exact same thing but didnt mess with the last friction and half clutch. Still getting used to the clutch, it starts bitting a lot sooner. While mine only had at the time of ECU flash 3200 miles I never experienced clutch slip. I did take it for a ride before installing second spring/retainer just to see but maybe because clutches are basically still new. Oddly launching is easier because now i can feel the clutch come in sooner but maybe habit of how i release. Stock it seemed to cone in soon as there was a hint of engagement.
     
  3. May 19, 2020 at 6:27 PM #3

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    Wasn't aware the 2nd gen had the 1/2 disc. Thought it was only first gen.
     
  4. May 19, 2020 at 6:57 PM #4

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    Gen 2 does not.
     
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    Correct! Gen 2 doesnt have 1/2 plate.
    Just needs the retainer ring upgrade (optional) and doubled up spring. No need to pull any clutch plates.
     
  6. May 19, 2020 at 9:17 PM #6

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    That's what I thought. Didn't see anything about it in the parts diagram, and didn't hear anything about it on the star site(before shut down), or on here. Somebody trying to spread misinformation, lol.
     
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  7. May 20, 2020 at 10:44 AM #7

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    Definitely a solid mod to these things, should come already equipped this way.
     
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  8. May 20, 2020 at 5:37 PM #8

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    I agree, should have been a stiffer clutch, but what would we talk about or mod if it was OEM.

    I remember the quote, "If it aint broke, dont fix it!"
    But a better philosophy might be, "If it aint broke, how can we make it better or faster!". Lol lol
     
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  9. May 20, 2020 at 8:02 PM #9

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    Oh. I just assumed because everyone said to follow the same steps as gen 1. Lol
     
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