My fork broke with what I think was an OEM clutch. It sucked. I didn't really know anyone ever made aftermarket forks.
There is no "age old addage", and I wasn't saying not to get excited, just not "too" excited, lol. Believe me, you aren't the only one who would like to use a wrx clutch set, I've got an ej20k that's going to be running on an exedy stage one RS clutch set, and its totally going to be slipping. Looks like Fuji is running a 6 speed now. Someone else who's running WRX clutch stuff on their RS transmission needs to chime in with their results.and thats why in post 2 or 3, rs clutch fork and throw out bearing works on legacy gt trans?
so i guess your age old addage might not hold true.. and wedge (in that same thread) seemed to be able to install the 06 wrx flywheel/clutch/pp combo..
so yes, im plenty excited.
The '06 WRX throwout bearing is a little different than our NA throwout bearings. They BOTH are push type. You can use your RS clutch fork with the '06 WRX clutch/FW combo. I'm thinking you could also use the '06 WRX clutch fork. I'm not sure if Subaru moved the pivit ball in the bell housing or not as they are still both hydralic style.
The cable clutch setups pivit ball joint sit a little further away.
'02-'05 has a rod that goes through the fork; pull type.
'06+ pivits on a balljoint.
I used my NA clutch fork w/ provided throwout bearing from ACT. Only thing that wasn't right was the flywheel. At the time everything was NEW, and I think they didn't have the '06 WRX FW and sent me a '02-05 WRX pull style flywheel. The '06 WRX FW has a step DOWN where the disc mates with the FW. The one they gave me didn't and it was in fact one for the pull style clutch. This is why the pressureplate was still clamping onto the disc and not allowing it to let go.
'02-'05 are FLAT. '06+ push style are step down. Seen this step on both '06 WRX's. Never seen a step on the '02'-'05. However the 6spd is like a step.I thought the 02-05 had the stepdown and the 06 and up were flat like the n/a flywheels...? So exactly which clutch/flywheel combo is supposed to work? I notice two different exedy flywheels, ff501 and ff502 for the 04-07 wrx.
Thats not even where it breaks so you just wasted your time...I bought a used OEM clutch fork, and had it re-enforced by a welder friend of mine prior to pulling my engine. He just added a little steel, a few beads with a MIG and some grinding, and it looks pretty strong to me.
Before & After
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P.S. I still have the old OEM fork if you find yourself in the market for a new one to weld up before ripping down your engine.
Great. So where does it break then?Thats not even where it breaks so you just wasted your time...
That is insane, what clutches is this happening with?Just to give some info. Couple of us down here have gone through clutch forks as well. The legs breaking, and also putting a hole through the pivot ball (no joke).