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Wonder if we will ever get a clutch



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Clutch Masters have already made a Clutch for the 1.5T ( special order item and you supply parts )... the only catch to it is you have to send them in a new Pressure Plate and new Disk.. which is about $190 for both items currently and they will modify the PP to either hold 70% more torque or 110% more torque.. now as far as the clutch disc material I think they can go up to a FX350 for the disc options. They offer this service for about $310 so you looking at $500 for a clutch set up for this car... now until something else comes up and other makers start producing stuff for this motor our option are currently limited ....also ACT doesn't have any plans for this platform yet .. and with their track record on the K series .. I would stay far away!:eek:
That's pretty rediculous that they haven't made several versions at this point. Then again, it's a new platform and they were probably waiting to see if there was going to be any tuning community for the new motor.
 

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forums like this really need sub threads. Not that i don't appreciate or respect the conversation about clutches. It's just killing the elation i have every time i get a notification that there a reply on a thread about a turbo upgrade. </bored rant>
 

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You know you can turn those notifications off?
 

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That nonsolution doesn't address anything, and would leave the poster in a worse situation. Then actual on topic posts would be missed, not just the unrelated posts about clutch replacements.
 

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Will there be a turbo upgrade for us non-si cvt turbo owners? Would it even be beneficial compared to Hondata or ktuner? I was hoping the upgraded turbo would allow for more horsepower but less torque so the cvt could handle it. I would love to upgrade a SI but I have to share the car with my wife who can't shift and doesn't want to learn.
 

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Will there be a turbo upgrade for us non-si cvt turbo owners? Would it even be beneficial compared to Hondata or ktuner? I was hoping the upgraded turbo would allow for more horsepower but less torque so the cvt could handle it. I would love to upgrade a SI but I have to share the car with my wife who can't shift and doesn't want to learn.
The turbo will work on both cars.

You cant compare a turbo to tuning software. A turbo will create both more HP and TQ
 

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Will there be a turbo upgrade for us non-si cvt turbo owners? Would it even be beneficial compared to Hondata or ktuner? I was hoping the upgraded turbo would allow for more horsepower but less torque so the cvt could handle it. I would love to upgrade a SI but I have to share the car with my wife who can't shift and doesn't want to learn.
The turbo upgrade Vit was working on was for a larger turbo, but direct bolt. This larger turbo would not spool as fast and therefore peak tq and hp would come later so with a CVT a larger turbo upgrade would probably be a good upgrade. slower spool = less tq down low = less stress on the CVT where it is most likely to sustain damage.
 

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Thought this deserved a bump after (nearly) four months. I know @VitViper has been busy working on some awesome projects for this platform but this one (for obvious reasons) is particularly interesting, especially now that we have clutch options. :thumbsup:
 

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The turbo upgrade Vit was working on was for a larger turbo, but direct bolt. This larger turbo would not spool as fast and therefore peak tq and hp would come later so with a CVT a larger turbo upgrade would probably be a good upgrade. slower spool = less tq down low = less stress on the CVT where it is most likely to sustain damage.
I'm curious as to where the peak horsepower would land. I know from having my Honda Fit CVT tuned, I was not able to have the CVT moved around to a different rpm, to take advantage of a new horsepower peak. I had custom grounded Deltacams made and installed so this is why I was interested in this. This is why I am asking about where the new peak horsepower will be with this turbo upgrade (if there will be a new peak hp). Won't know until it's dyno'd. But if it is not where the CVT operates at now, won't be justifiable to upgrade to a new turbo.
 

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Can’t speak for the peak with the cvt but my guess would be instead of peak power coming in between 3500-5500, it would come on later around 4500-6000, bigger turbo means it can rev out more, change the rev limiter to 7500 or so, just a example. Not sure how strong the pistons and rods will be at more power in the higher rpms, I see the connecting rods are a weak point having peak power down low. Time will tell, can’t wait to drop that bigger turbo into my Si. Makes sense though, crazy torque numbers way down low doesn’t seem like a good idea. Rather get a bigger turbo and stretch the power band out more.
 

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Can’t speak for the peak with the cvt but my guess would be instead of peak power coming in between 3500-5500, it would come on later around 4500-6000, bigger turbo means it can rev out more, change the rev limiter to 7500 or so, just a example. Not sure how strong the pistons and rods will be at more power in the higher rpms, I see the connecting rods are a weak point having peak power down low. Time will tell, can’t wait to drop that bigger turbo into my Si. Makes sense though, crazy torque numbers way down low doesn’t seem like a good idea. Rather get a bigger turbo and stretch the power band out more.
I'm with you on this one and that's why I'm watching this thread. Honestly, I could care less for the powerband between 3000rpm-5000rpm. I never use it now and don't think I will with the Civic. 97% of the time I'm driving below 3500rpm. When I get on it, I 'skip' over the 3500rpm-5000rpm range so it's irrelevant.
 

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He doesn't it's just the with the CVT you have the ability to let it sit at a constant rpm while accelerating. So technically he does sweep through that once but doesn't see it on every shift like a manual. I haven't driven this CVT but I think D simulates an AT but S mode just holds the rpms steady while accelerating...
 

                           
































































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