RAM HDX Clutch vs Ford Racing

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  1. the5.ohh

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    So my mechanic told me to look into a RAM HDX clutch, when I asked how stiff it was. He said look for a motorsports clutch, aka ford racing. Was going to go ahead and order it when a buddy said the ford racing ones don't hold up well, and to also look into the ram hdx. How stiff is the pedal? This is my daily driver, so I don't want an extremely firm pedal.
     
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    FYI exedy makes tons of OEM clutches and is probably a better option than either of these.
     
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    Exedy user reviews most said heavy pedal.
     
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    I have a RAM clutch sitting in my garage waiting to go on....I heard good things about it so grabbed it incase my stock clutch ever decides to go lol. I picked it...you should too :)
     
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    Ordering the RAM HDX. [MENTION=16648]TanTop94[/MENTION]
     
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    Not very happy with my HDX and I've been thru two of them. Pedal feel isn't great and it doesn't seem to hold up well under abuse.

    After about 6 months (sorry for instagram shot)

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    I'm gonna go with a mcleod next time
     
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    Just put in a ford racing clutch and it feels great compared to the rock solid piece of crap that was in when I bought it. I haven't "broken it in" yet but I don't see the point of driving a dd hard all the time, no matter what brand u get driving hard will shred it up
     
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    Yeah I occasionally romp on it. But I don't abuse it at all. Buddy of mine had an HDX in his 97 and liked it, said its a tad stiffer than a 2014 GT's clutch pedal. My other friend has a 2014 in stick, clutch isnt heavy at all
     
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    S197s have hydraulic systems, I hope it isn't stiff like a pre dinosaur cable driven clutch.

    I've okay stuff about RAM but never had one; you can't go wrong with Mcleod! My next clutch.