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Old 12-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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How to tighten clutch...

Today I got an opportunity to drive my friends 2000 Saab 9-5 with 180k+ miles. I assumed the car would drive like sh!t compared to my 330 but I actually really enjoyed the feel of the clutch. It was very raw and strong and you could almost feel it start to grab right at the point of engagement which made driving smoothly much more natural and much more enjoyable. After going back to my 330, of course my car has more power, better brakes, etc.. But my clutch feels wimpy and soft compared to the Saab. I know the PO of my car removed the CDV already. I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to make my clutch tighter without spending big bucks on an aftermarket clutch.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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I believe the weird feel results from our twin mass flywheels, but I haven't read up on the topic.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
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You can adjust where it grabs in relation to where the foot pedal is. Bit if you want it to "bite" harder youd need a stronger pressure plate and friction disk
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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The wierd feel comes from Twin-Mass flywheels...

I hate twin mass

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #5
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The wierd feel comes from Twin-Mass flywheels...

I hate twin mass
Yeah it was strange.. After going from driving the Saab all day I really noticed how soft my clutch is.. It gives you such a small amount of room to engage. Hmm ill look into adjusting the pedal. Not sure what else I can do cuz I don't wanna spend big bucks.. If it ain't broke don't fix it. :p
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