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While I'm on vacation next week, I plan to apply the freeplay setup described Here.

At the same time, I would like to lower my clutch pedal so the overall pedal travel is reduced. I have an Exedy stage 1 clutch, so the window of slippage is smaller than a stock clutch. Has anyone tried to lower their clutch pedal? Maximum Motorsports has a clutch pedal heigt adjuster kit that looks promissing. Has anyone heard of this kit?

Clutch Pedal Height Adjuster

Having a shorter pedal travel would greatly improve drivability and performance, so I'm looking forward to this project and would like some input from others.
 

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I get the concept and its pretty cool just dont know where is the plastic piece pushing up against? Towards the motor side,,
 

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I get the concept and its pretty cool just dont know where is the plastic piece pushing up against? Towards the motor side,,
That part would be concealed behind the clutch cable cover. It's sorta part of the tranny housing.
 

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Azure said:
That part would be concealed behind the clutch cable cover. It's sorta part of the tranny housing.
I must be missing that piece
That's why im lost
 

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If your having some trouble picturing how the freeplay mod is installed on the clutch cable, take a look at the pic.

Pretend the bike brake cable is your clutch cable. Does that help make sense of what the freeplay spring does? The spring will keep tension on the cable so your pedal is not floppy in your car. This also will keep your throw out bearing off of the pressure plate.

This is just to show you how the spring and PVC coupling fit on a cable mechanism.
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Forgive my crude drawing;)
 

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Jajaja nice man. I get the drawing just don't get how is the spring putting tension on the cable? Wait wait wait wait is the whole purpose of this to have the, clutch fully engaged, clutch pedal farther away from the floor or the pedal closer to the floor, disengaged?
 

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Jajaja nice man. I get the drawing just don't get how is the spring putting tension on the cable? Wait wait wait wait is the whole purpose of this to have the, clutch fully engaged, clutch pedal farther away from the floor or the pedal closer to the floor, disengaged?
Okay, my pic was a bad example because I thought you knew which way the cable moves when you push in the clutch. Check out this pic...

This should make more sense
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When you let the clutch pedal out (lift up), the spring forces the clutch fork away from the pressure plate. This also removes any slack you have in your cable.
 

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Azure said:
Okay, my pic was a bad example because I thought you knew which way the cable moves when you push in the clutch. Check out this pic...

This should make more sense

When you let the clutch pedal out (lift up), the spring forces the clutch fork away from the pressure plate. This also removes any slack you have in your cable.
Still dont get how all this helps your clutch out. I get the process just not the outcome
 

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Still dont get how all this helps your clutch out. I get the process just not the outcome
The primary reason is to keep the throw out bearing from riding on the clutch pressure plate 100% of the time. Normally, with a stock clutch, the TOB is slightly off the pressure plate and only touches when you push in the clutch pedal. When you put an aftermarket clutch and clutch quadrant, like Exedy or Spec, many times the TOB will ride on the pressure plate. Adding the spring forces TOB off the pressure plate.
 

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I just purchased the MM pedal adjuster for $30, including shipping. Only shipping option was ground so I hope it gets here by at least the middle of next week:eek:
 

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Azure said:
The primary reason is to keep the throw out bearing from riding on the clutch pressure plate 100% of the time. Normally, with a stock clutch, the TOB is slightly off the pressure plate and only touches when you push in the clutch pedal. When you put an aftermarket clutch and clutch quadrant, like Exedy or Spec, many times the TOB will ride on the pressure plate. Adding the spring forces TOB off the pressure plate.
Aha I get that point but I dont get how the spring itself can do just that, im pretty sure it's simple but I just dont see it.
 

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Aha I get that point but I dont get how the spring itself can do just that, im pretty sure it's simple but I just dont see it.
The spring is between the clutch fork and bellhousing so that it spreads the two apart. It should have just enough force to hold the TOB off of the pressure plate.
 

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JDF said:
The spring is between the clutch fork and bellhousing so that it spreads the two apart. It should have just enough force to hold the TOB off of the pressure plate.
So is the spring pushing the fork towards the back?
 
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