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Old 09-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Clutch height adjustment

So, now that I have an aftermarket clutch (Exedy stage1), I'd like to shorten my total clutch travel distance. I plan to pickup a firewall adjuster and new quadrant setup later this fall. Have any of you gotten this kit from Maximum Motorsports?

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I have the fiore microclick and steeda 3 hook quadrant. Both work perfectly
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I have the fiore microclick and steeda 3 hook quadrant. Both work perfectly
When you put this setup in, did you still need the free-play setup?
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I got the kit from American muscle and I love the quadrant but I ended up not using the firewall adjuster it was a nuisance and kept throwing off my adjustable clutch cable. The quadrant makes a big difference
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I got the kit from American muscle and I love the quadrant but I ended up not using the firewall adjuster it was a nuisance and kept throwing off my adjustable clutch cable. The quadrant makes a big difference
Your adjustable cable, does it adjust at the tranny or by the clutch pedal? The one they got me has no instructions. I haven't looked at it yet. Mine is a Ford Motorsports adjustable cable.
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Your adjustable cable, does it adjust at the tranny or by the clutch pedal? The one they got me has no instructions. I haven't looked at it yet. Mine is a Ford Motorsports adjustable cable.
Mine was by the trans it has a adj nut and a lock nut the goes through the clutch fork
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Mine was by the trans it has a adj nut and a lock nut the goes through the clutch fork
So you can just pop off the cable cover and make your adjustment?

Also, could you adjust your to start grabbing closer to the floor? Mine starts grabbing like 2.5 to 3 inches off the floor.
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Yea you pop the cover off and yea I could but it made daily driving uneasy the car was always bucking unless you were really slow, I found my happy medium between the 2
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Yea you pop the cover off and yea I could but it made daily driving uneasy the car was always bucking unless you were really slow, I found my happy medium between the 2
Awesome man! Thanks for the info. Big help!
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Get the fiore setup from lethal. Best i have owned
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Adj clutch cable is crap. Stay oem.

I have a write up on here on how to make your own freeplay kit for under $5.
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Adj clutch cable is crap. Stay oem.

I have a write up on here on how to make your own freeplay kit for under $5.
Yup, I saw that. Good write up. I asked for a OEM and the dealer bought a Ford Racing adjustable. They said it was $4 more so they thought they were giving me an upgrade. I had never heard of this prior. I looked it up and it's for real. I just hope it works okay.
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How do I move the clutch grab point so it is closer to the floor? Right now, it grabs toward the end of the full pedal movement.
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You have to pull the cable so the pedal moves down along with pushing the clutch fork to find the perfect in between adj.
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Thanks for your help Mcvicar04.

Man, I've been searching through several forums and there are so many different angles to tackle the clutch adjustment monster.

It looks like I'm going to need to get some more items to accomplish what I want. I had a Ford Racing adjustable cable. But I guess I need to get a new quadrant and firewall adjuster. The goal is to shorten total pedal travel and make engagement of clutch closer to the floor (starts to grab about an inch off the floor when you start to lift the pedal up). I'll need to but the Maximum Motorsports pedal height adjustment kit and a freeplay kit (or try lowflyn's how-to for a homemade freeplay mod). I want to keep the TOB just barely off the pressure plate teeth.

So, for now, I should be able to move the cable to lower the clutch disengagement point? For now, it's okay if the clutch pedal is really high, I just want my clutch disengagement lower on the pedal travel to make it easier to drive.
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Yea I had a friend help me push the pedal and keep it tight I didn't use the firewall adjuster and I just use the quad.
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Hey azure. I dont know much about your tranny. But I would be careful when adjusting your clutch. You can't just worry about pedal comfort. You also need to make sure that the tob isn't always riding on the pressure plate. The tob should not touch the p plate until you engage the clutch pedal. If it does ride on it, then you will just burn up tob's.
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Hey azure. I dont know much about your tranny. But I would be careful when adjusting your clutch. You can't just worry about pedal comfort. You also need to make sure that the tob isn't always riding on the pressure plate. The tob should not touch the p plate until you engage the clutch pedal. If it does ride on it, then you will just burn up tob's.
That's why it's been so hard for me to find information that is straight and to the point. There is personal preference mixed in with the information you need. I plan to set up exactly as you mention, with TOB off the press plate and full engagement and disengagement. I appreciate the heads up!
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That's why it's been so hard for me to find information that is straight and to the point. There is personal preference mixed in with the information you need. I plan to set up exactly as you mention, with TOB off the press plate and full engagement and disengagement. I appreciate the heads up!
no problem! that is the main thing. as long as the tob isnt on the plate, you can adjust it wherever it feels best. usually 1/2-1" of freeplay in the top of the pedal is normal before the clutch starts to engage.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:31 AM   #20
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Re: Clutch height adjustment

I dropped my ride off at the Ford dealer yesterday afternoon to let them adjust the clutch since just installed it last week. Got my baby back today. The dealer mechanics adjusted my clutch perfectly. She starts to grab ~1 to ~1.5" off the floor. This makes such a big difference in drivability.

I took a few pics of my quadrant and the cable in the engine bay tonight. I'm gonna put her up on jacks this weekend to check the throwout bearing location after the adjustment. I'm interested in finding out if my metallic noise (this thread) is the TOB resting on the clutch pressure plate fingers. If needed, I'll try to install the free-play spring setup that from the mustang Artical how-to here on Mustang Evolution.

You'll see in the pics that the quadrant doesn't have shims... I'll need to add these because if you don't have a good alignment with the cable, you are likely to have a stress point that could cause a break...not good!

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Is it normal to need an adjustment after about 350 miles with a new clutch cable?
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