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    When did ACT go bad?

    I must have missed it or maybe I just didnít pay attention but I always thought ACT was the tried and true brand for the dsmer. Here I am with a ACT 2600 PP with a broken finger and without it I was unable to get my car into gear. less than 3K miles, 3-4 launches. I googled around and this is apparently a known if not common failure. Now Iím hesitate to purchase another, I canít find my receipt and Iím over the ACT 90 day warranty timeframe so I think Iím SOL and on my own. So whatís a guy to do, Iíve never ran a clutch that wasnít ACT, first time Iíve seen this sort of failure. Should I roll dice, hope this was an isolated incident and buy another or is there a more reputable and comparable brand I should consider? Please advise.
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    1999 GSX 7 Bolt 2.3, 1G Head, 1G ITM, FP3X cams, Punishment T3 Tubular Manifold, Garret GT3582R, Punishment FMIC, 1050 FIC, Aeromotive FPR, Walbro 255 FP, Lc-1 WB, Tail 40mm WG, Kiggly HLA, BS eliminated. 438HP/ 385TQ @ 21PSI 12.351ET @115.43MPH

  2. First I've ever seen one go bad, but it's not like I had searched for it either. Sorry to see that.
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    That kind of breakage just doesn't occur unless you're overextending the fingers or just a plain weak pressure plate.

    Where did the clutch begin to engage before the breakage? Top half of the pedal travel? Bottom half? Somewhere around half?

    I've run a couple new style pressure plates without issue and too many to count of the old style. I won't use any other pressure plate for clamping power as I have yet to find another that held the torque I was making at that given time.

    I've popped disks several times from numerous manufacturers in different ways, but every time I had, I can guarantee it was how aggressive I was on it.

    Marcus

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    The clutch pedal had around an inch and a half of free play at the top. The pedal would have to be pressed more than half way to get the car in gear. I never payed too much attention about the exact point of engagement but it never alarmed me, It didnt engage off the floor, I didnt use an extended slave rod and it felt good and normal.
    1999 GSX 7 Bolt 2.3, 1G Head, 1G ITM, FP3X cams, Punishment T3 Tubular Manifold, Garret GT3582R, Punishment FMIC, 1050 FIC, Aeromotive FPR, Walbro 255 FP, Lc-1 WB, Tail 40mm WG, Kiggly HLA, BS eliminated. 438HP/ 385TQ @ 21PSI 12.351ET @115.43MPH

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    For the sake of thread closure I went ahead and got another ACT clutch kit and made sure to ditch the non OEM TOB, in retrospect I most likely had the clutch pedal adjusted incorrectly but Iíve got it set correctly now in line with Jacks pedal adjustment video.
    1999 GSX 7 Bolt 2.3, 1G Head, 1G ITM, FP3X cams, Punishment T3 Tubular Manifold, Garret GT3582R, Punishment FMIC, 1050 FIC, Aeromotive FPR, Walbro 255 FP, Lc-1 WB, Tail 40mm WG, Kiggly HLA, BS eliminated. 438HP/ 385TQ @ 21PSI 12.351ET @115.43MPH

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