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Old 09-15-2015, 12:43 PM   #1
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Maximum Motorsports firewall adjuster

I finally got around to it and bought the MM clutch cable, quadrant, and firewall adjuster.

Clutch Cable, Quadrant, and Firewall Adjuster Package

I installed it this past weekend. The install wasn't too bad. The firewall adjuster was a bit of a pain. I had to trim the rubber sound mat to get the thing to fit. Plus, it's kinda tricky to get the screws on due to the location.

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The cable is great, like everyone talks about lol. Here's a comparison between my FRPP adjustable cable (bottom) and the MM cable (top). It really is just like the OEM cable.

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The quadrant install was easy, just a pain to get to. Here's a comparison between my FRPP double hook and the MM quadrant.

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Here is the quadrant installed.

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And the firewall adjuster.

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I should have bought the unpainted firewall adjuster. I can't remember if that was an option, but clearly the best choice looking back. You can't turn this thing with your hands so I had to use some channel locks and that's why it looks like ****. I'll have to brush some paint on it to at least make it look better.

My clutch cable and setup was fine before, I just always wanted this setup. The pedal feel with the MM setup is a good bit lighter and smoother than with my FRPP setup. I'm pretty impressed with that.

My issues are with adjustment. You still have to get under the car (at least initially) to make sure you have your TOB in the right place. The way MM explains adjustment is to preload the cable by adjusting counter clockwise to where the pedal feels slack free. Then, you make adjustments clockwise or counter-clockwise such that 5 to 8lbs of pressure does not move the pedal more than a 1/2" down. It's hard to find a way to set it up that way. Looks like the only way to do it is to crawl under and look at the TOB with the car running to see if it's spinning on the pressure plate fingers. You want it to just touch the fingers. Not enough pressure to push in the pressure plate.




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So, here's the cable connected to the tranny. I use a spring for pedal freeplay. I don't like a floppy pedal. Plus, it helps with adjusting it so the TOB doesn't rest on the pressure plate fingers all the time.

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I snapped this pic when the car wasn't running, but I guess I need to get it back on stands so I can confirm the TOB position while it's running.

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Anybody running this setup? Any input or comments?


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So, here's the cable connected to the tranny. I use a spring for pedal freeplay. I don't like a floppy pedal. Plus, it helps with adjusting it so the TOB doesn't rest on the pressure plate fingers all the time.

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I snapped this pic when the car wasn't running, but I guess I need to get it back on stands so I can confirm the TOB position while it's running.

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Anybody running this setup? Any input or comments?


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Seeing as the TOB is designed to be spinning at all times against the clutch fingers, these freeplay kits are very very bad to have installed.
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Seeing as the TOB is designed to be spinning at all times against the clutch fingers, these freeplay kits are very very bad to have installed.

It's really a very light spring. It's barely enough to push the pedal up. I plan to have my TOB up against the PP fingers, but right now, I can't tell exactly where it's at. TBH, it se ms like I need a bit more throw. It's harder to get into 1st, 2nd, and rev when standing in nuetral. It's fine when you get on it.


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This video has been around a long time, but I bet it gets you where you need to be.

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