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Old 07-11-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Is there a way to shorten clutch travel?

Well... I had my Camaro for about 2 weeks now. Had it parked on the street and someone vandalized it (broke my right side mirror). Took my car to the shop today.

On the way back, I drove my brother's Civic SI. I could almost cry at how short and consistent the clutch was. It was great and probably the best clutch I've ever driven... In comparison, my Camaro needs to travel a mile and a half to fully be pressed down.

Is there a way to shorten the clutch travel? Be it a mod or and aftermarket part?

Edit: oh and if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #2
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short shifter....mgw, barton, and hurst are a few
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:18 AM   #3
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You could change the pivot point on the pedal. Nothing a little chopping and welding couldn't take care of.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #4
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short shifter....mgw, barton, and hurst are a few
He is talking about the clutch pedal, not the shifter.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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You could change the pivot point on the pedal. Nothing a little chopping and welding couldn't take care of.
I have to say... the thought did occur to me. T_T Although I'm hoping that that's not my only option.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:09 AM   #6
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Contact ramclutches.com. They have what you're looking for.
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Spacer on the slave cylinder
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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Contact ramclutches.com. They have what you're looking for.
You can only use this if your clutch engagement point is very high on your pedal. The adjustment shortens the length of the rod. If your clutch engagement point is close to to bottom and you shorten the rod, that would be a big no no. Your clutch wouldn't disengage properly.

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Spacer on the slave cylinder
You have to be VERY careful when you do this. too big of a spacer and you will fry your clutch. You could use this along with an adjustable master if your engagement point is too low on your pedal.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #9
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hmm.. my clutch engagement point is not too bad. About lower mid maybe. So ramclutches wouldn't be able to help me out.

Hmm spacers... maybe. But SUX2BU seems to know what he's talking about. I'll have to look into this a bit more.
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Experience is king, I've rebuilt a lot of M6s and know what and what not to do.
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You have to be VERY careful when you do this. too big of a spacer and you will fry your clutch. You could use this along with an adjustable master if your engagement point is too low on your pedal.
It is nonetheless the only proper way to adjust clutch pedal throw.
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Theoretically, to change the amount of travel required to disengage the clutch would be to change the bore of the master and or slave cylinders. This would also affect pedal effort.
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That would change the amount of travel by virtue of changing the ratio of pedal to clutch travel. A spacer changes the point of contact of the master cylinder to the clutch teeth, thus changing only the catch point, and not the entire pedal's feel.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:45 AM   #14
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It doesn't sound to me like he's talking about where it engages and disengages... he's just talking about the overall length of the pedal travel... maybe a way to end the travel after the engage/disengage point... mine has a lot of travel after the clutch disengages that isn't needed.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:31 AM   #15
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It doesn't sound to me like he's talking about where it engages and disengages... he's just talking about the overall length of the pedal travel... maybe a way to end the travel after the engage/disengage point... mine has a lot of travel after the clutch disengages that isn't needed.
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