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Any comments on inexpensive aftermarket clutch?

Had the motor out in an 87 930 (for general winter love and care - my wife is still unhappy "a perfectly running" car is in pieces in the garage ), figured I would see what shape the clutch was in, even though it worked fine. The car is new to me, and I just want to see what I have here...so far so good.

The car has the original style rubber centered clutch. It looks like it was very recently replaced, as there seems to be very little wear. The PP/etc also look like thay have just been machined, as there is basically no wear on it.

I hate to replace the current clutch disc, as it looks awefully new. The SACHS spring centered ones seem to run about $350. If the clutch were worn, this would be a no brainer. But, it looks new.

I look at a competitors site, and they have new spring centered clutches for the 930 for 99$. These are not SACHS, and no manufacturer is listed. For 99$, I might replace the clutch disc just for the heck of it. I just can't jusitfy spending $350 to replace what looks to be a new clutch, even though its rubber centered...

Thoughts?

Leave the rubber one?

Anyone have comments on aftermarket clutch discs? (I know Kennedy sells the high end stuff, but I am looking for a basic package. The car is slightly modified (bigger intercooler/boost spring/ and who knows what else the PO did). The car runs fine, and its hard to justify replacing stuff that just isn't broken...

Any thoughts specifically on the aftermarket clutch disc appreciated...

Bo
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I think you can shop around and maybe save a few bucks on Sachs discs. I would steer away from the bargain basement no-name units. You are most likely puting out serious horses at the crank (and thus the clutch) and want something that can survive. Put a $99 disc in now and have it explode a week later..and drop the engine+pay for a tow? NOT, I would think.

Yes, the rubber centered discs are prone to self destruct with no warning (so I've heard) but only after a good long life. So, if yours looks good then maybe you should just live with it until it either becomes symptomatic or destroys itself.

I used Kennedy for my PP, but with a Sachs manufactured disc. Very happy with the combination....but then it wasn't $99 either.
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QSC by chance? Garbage!!! Do not use, had a bad experience installing one if you did not pick up on that...
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try Clutch Master's- they take your old pressure plate and modify it and give you a custom disk back. They are very reasonable for a performance clutch shop
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If the rubber center looks new, and rubber is nice, i would leave it. they did last a long time when put in from the factory. I did an engine rebuild. Alot of people here seem to replace alot of stuff that I think is unnecessary. Id leave the disk. BTW, I side with your wife and wouldnt drop the engine without a good reason. Also, forget the cheap 99 dollar disk. Thats just a no no. Especially on a turbo

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get sachs so you cane be sure your clutch will not crap it self
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If it aint broke... I have a kennedy puck pp, not too expensive, but veerrrryyy griipppy. I ran a McLeod setup in my mustang, cheap and bullet proof. they garaunteed me that itd be the last clutch I'd ever need. good people.
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