Competition Clutch, Inc. (CCI) has released several clutch kits for the EJ25T and FA20DIT engine with 5-speed and 6-speed transmissions used in Subaru models (06-14 WRX, 15-17 WRX, 01-06 Forester, 07-12 Legacy GT) and the 05-06 Saab 9-2X, which are now available at Turn 14 Distribution.
CCI’s new clutch kits for Subaru (WRX, Forester, Legacy GT) and Saab 9-2X models include all components for installation: pressure plate, clutch disc, flywheel, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, alignment tool, pressure plate bolts. The increased surface area provides a clutch with smoother engagement and 136 percent more torque-handling capacity over the original equipment unit, the company said.
There are three CCI clutch kits available for this application. The pressure plate’s diaphragm fingers are heat-treated for increased clamping force — 60 percent higher than stock — consistent pedal feel and a slight increase in clutch pedal pressure. These clutch kits bolt directly onto the factory OEM flywheel.
The Stage 2 clutch kit holds up to 300 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, offers smooth engagement at low engine speeds and provides improved shift speed and drivability in performance situations.
The Stage 3 clutch kit is rated to hold up to 350 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, which is a 231-percent increase in holding power over the stock clutch. The Stage 4 clutch kit holds up to 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, making it easy to hold high horsepower.
2100 Series Stage 2 clutches employ an organic disc with steel-backed lining to provide increased burst strength and higher heat resistance. The 2600 Series Stage 3 clutches offer an 8-puck segmented ceramic disc to further improve heat resistance and ease of engagement under demanding conditions. 1620 Series utilizes a 6-puck ceramic disc for less moment of inertia higher heat resistance and faster shifts.