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    I have a Spec Stage 2 in my Probe. The original flywheel had 179,000 miles on it and it was resurfaced by a machine shop. The car has 213,000 miles on it now and has never slipped once. I waited the 400 miles that Spec called for before abusing it.

    Maybe the production process has changed over the years. I have seen a few complaints on this forum about Spec clutches. Mine has handled every abusive situation that I have thrown at it and its otherwise perfectly streetable in normal driving situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallrd
    did you either replace the fw or have it ground before installing the SPEC, and how many miles did you put on it before giving 'er hell?
    The OEM flywheel was resurfaced and I followed the SPEC break in procedures to the letter. "450 miles of primarily city and/or stop-and-go driving, before full throttle engagement, drag launching or speed shifting."
    Hasn't skipped a beat since.
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    all good info. Thanks guys.
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    So I got the new clutch in and it feels great. There are some people who have told me how stiff the stage 2 feels, but it actually feels easier than my stock one did. After all, it's hydraulic anyway, right? So, in any case, I'll tell ya in another 500 miles what I *really* think, but for now just taking it easy during the break-in period.
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    We have been using Spec for 4 years now. Always good support and even a better product. A+ for Spec.

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    hit the 500 mile mark and clutch is running great. A+ from yours truly as well.
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    I have a Sped Stage 3 Hybrid. 12,000 miles and no problems.
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    Our honda just hit 4500 hard miles and running strong. Spec stage 2 in that one

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    my clutch has started this low pitch squeeking sound when it's cold and it's engaging, but then the sound goes away when it heats up. I called a local performance place, and they said that's common with aftermarket clutches which are higher performance. Normally, the sound actually would get worse as it warms up I guess.

    Clutch sticks and works great otherwise, but makes that wierd sound. I'm told that when clutches slip that it doesn't make a sound, so although some people may have said it's slipping what they may have been hearing was the same sound I've been hearing (unless of course it was actually slipping, which sucks).

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Just to share my experience as well:

    im running bpt in my 323BG
    OEM Exedy slips.
    Changed to SPEC stage2 clutch.
    Still slips.
    SPEC recommends me to get stage3 disc only for better grip.
    I am contemplating if I will get this or just get another clutch kit from other brands like ACT or extreme clutch.

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    any reviews on the spec flywheel looks identical to the fidanza flywheel

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