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Competition Stage 3.5 Clutch? Or Act HDSS? Or?

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Old Jan 11, 2018, 10:53 PM   #1
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Competition Stage 3.5 Clutch? Or Act HDSS? Or?

Lets talk power goals first. No more than 500hp and 450tq (at the crank). HDSS is rated for 497tq, Comp 3.5 is rated for 525tq i believe. Plan to daily it with occasional spirited driving.

Sticking with a single plate clutch, twin plate is out of my budget id say.

Now the question. Which is more reliable? I am leaning towards the Comp because of the higher torque rating and price. BUT. I cant seem to find much info on it as to whether or not it is a long lasting clutch. The older stage 3 seems to be garbage, but the updated stage 3 (also called the 3.5) has the segmented ceramic coating and I've read mixed reviews on it. (most of which are 3+ year old reviews)

I'd like your updated opinions. Maybe there are other single plate discs i can go with?
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Old Jan 12, 2018, 08:39 AM   #2
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I have the CC 3.5, I love it.

3k miles on it so far, so I can't speak to longevity, but it shifts smooth and holds power great.

The few launches I've done, it's grabbed instantly.
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I've got a comp stage 4. I really like it, barely more stiff than the exedy stage 1 I had before but it is much more grabby. Handles 5+ back to back launches at the strip without issue.
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I've heard ACT XTSS are pretty good for a single disk
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