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Hey guys I have a concern maybe someone can help me with. I already did a search and could not find a good answer to this. I have 2008 GSR with 22k on the odometer. I bought the car 2 years ago with 2k on it. It had a few bolt-on's already and I only added a new tune to it a little over a month ago (24-25 psi about 340 hp).

Just this past week to me it feels like the clutch release point is higher then I feel it use to be. It does not appear to be slipping in any gear. I have tried to get it to slip in low gears and high gears with no real indications that it’s slipping. I have no clutch smell coming from the car even after a hard pull. I checked the fluid and its right where it needs to be.

Buying the car with such low miles and not noticing anything wrong with the car in the past 2 years I have ruled out the previous owner’s abuse. I have never launched the car in the 2 years I had it, and besides a good pull getting on the highway way; she is well taken care of, never tracked, and never abused. Is the clutch adjustable?? Anyone have any suggestions on what I should check?? Thanks for any input you all can give me.
 

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the engagement point moves upwards with clutch wear. The first sign of slipping will be this:
At cruising speed, when you give it gas in 5th, you'll notice a brief jump (and then drop) in RPM before the car starts to speed up. I'd guess that your clutch is just wearing.
 

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My stock was near the top and I thought it was going out, when my shop pulled the clutch it still had plenty of life left. Probably more the pressure plate springs/fingers starting to fatigue along with clutch wear.
 

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I just dont see what changed... It had a tune before... And I do not have a crazy tune.... And my driving has not changed....
 

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did you adjust your seat?
 

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I tried this... I did pull in all gears... Including highway 5th gear pull from 50 mph and I did not noice any jumps or slips or anything...

the engagement point moves upwards with clutch wear. The first sign of slipping will be this:
At cruising speed, when you give it gas in 5th, you'll notice a brief jump (and then drop) in RPM before the car starts to speed up. I'd guess that your clutch is just wearing.
 

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If it's not slipping then I wouldn't worry about it. Like I said, the engagement point naturally moves upward over time, due to wear and stuff. That said, I've driven an X with the Spec 3+ installed and the engagement point is RIDICULOUSLY high on that thing. So while I don't know what would have changed (or whether it's in your head), no slip=good.
 

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If it's not slipping then I wouldn't worry about it. Like I said, the engagement point naturally moves upward over time, due to wear and stuff. That said, I've driven an X with the Spec 3+ installed and the engagement point is RIDICULOUSLY high on that thing. So while I don't know what would have changed (or whether it's in your head), no slip=good.
My brand new ACT 6 puck engages pretty high, nearly the same spot as my stock clutch did.

OP, I do recall however, last year, I thought my stock clutch was going out. The engagement got REALLY high so I started saving for a clutch. I ended up going another 14k miles before replacing the clutch and the stock clutch was fine...but I do recall it was like just waking up one morning and it just didn't feel right but it stayed there like it was normal. :freak:
 

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I do appreicate that.... I started saving too... This is my 3rd Evo X and first one that I have kept past 20k and never had issues with the with any of the others trannys...

My brand new ACT 6 puck engages pretty high, nearly the same spot as my stock clutch did.

OP, I do recall however, last year, I thought my stock clutch was going out. The engagement got REALLY high so I started saving for a clutch. I ended up going another 14k miles before replacing the clutch and the stock clutch was fine...but I do recall it was like just waking up one morning and it just didn't feel right but it stayed there like it was normal. :freak:
 

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I am always paranoid about my clutch, torched one already and am always thinking its going again. Worst part is after a long 270 mile highway stretch at 75mph the whole way, clutch feels like butter. It's just paranoia my man. But if you do lose your clutch, don't be like me an put another stocker back in because you think the warranty is worth keeping...:duh: All who read this, don't rape me with mean words, I know I'm a retard haha.
 

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Have you taken out the pill in the slave cylinder? This will certainly help with how it feels when disengaging the clutch.
 

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No I have not removed the pill... What should I expect with doing so?? And how much is involved with doing so?
 
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