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Clutch cable brand

I'm rebuilding my pedal cluster and figure I might as well replace my clutch cable while I'm in there. Our host lists 3 cables for my 82 sc at $23, $56 and $183 for oem. Any reason to not use the cheap one?
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It's been my experience that the less expensive cables then to stretch, the cable diameter is thinner and seem to wear out quicker.

My Pcar is a daily driver so I buy the OEM.
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Curious to hear other feedback here as well. Is the Porsche one at 3x the price 3x better (or even somewhat better) or is that just what they decided to charge for it these days because they can?
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The OEM one is not 3x better but it will work properly for a lot longer than the cheaper options.
Ultimately it's your choice but this is one of the parts I'd only buy OEM.

One thing of note. Make sure you check this bracket & the studs holding it onto the transmission.
On my car it was bent and the studs were also pulled off center making it difficult to get the side cover off.

I thought I had a stretchered clutch cable but this affected the travel of the clutch release arm.
Once the studs and bracket were replaced the clutch worked as good as new with the original cable. You can also get an after-market steel version of this bracket.



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I have a Cofle cable ($23) waiting to be installed. Looks fine to me.
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I sprung for the middle of the road cable and got the gemo one. It was over twice the thickness of the previous one on there and looked very robust. the Only disappointing thing about it was it was not yellow zinc cad if you care about that stuff. Ive had it on for a couple of weeks now with no issues.
I also ordered a replacement clevis fork and clevis pin as its pennies really and a busted clevis pin will ruin your day .
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