Gamera The Atomic Turtle
So glad I went there. "Nuff said.
The FF engine damper has a position whereby it is passive with about 2mm of slack. If you adjust the length properly it will be totally passive until you load it up with the accelerator.I actually have the FF damper too... For me it does vibrate a little more than stock at idle, but honestly i was surprised to find i specifically like it... it's not bothersome at all. i was seriously thinking any extra vibes would drive me nuts so i went that route over the S111 and other type of motor mount inserts becuase it's generally been described as making less vibration than the motor mount inserts, (which i don't have any experience with personally). The FF damper really does limit engine movement... it was installed at the same time as the kit and the motor is definitely moving quite a bit less than it did on stock power. My deck lid gas shock used to bump into and slide slightly past the deck lock mechanism and it's not touching any more. One thing i do notice with the FF engine damper is a little more resonance through the car at around 5k rpms but i don't spend much time there anyway.
As a driving style i tend to slip the clutch a fair bit as opposed to popped it becuase i like smooth transitions and have watched a friend to some expensive repairs on his Audi TT becuase of how roughly he liked to shift.
It's interesting to not that it sounds as if the exedy may be easier to feather. I wonder if they make a middle weight clutch. One thing is for sure, the stock clutch is sloppy loose for feathering... i could hardly drive a 350Z without jerking it around so the stock clutch is certainly forgiving. I have passengers in the car enough that i'd rather not be jerking people around in car. I wonder if excedy makes a middle or lighter weight clutch that's still an upgrade in strength over stock.
Yeah, the problem with the stock clutch is i could probably run through it pretty quick with any track time especially because i do tend to let it slip... only done one track day since 2006 though... no idea how much power i'm putting down now... can't say i really care since it's plenty fun!! Stock cat, Stock intake, stock exhaust, stock headers so it's safe to say i'm still leaving a fair bit on the table by not uncorking it but that's okay by me. I can say i'm putting down too much power for Toyo T1-R's or General Grabber UHP's on the rears. I've got my RA-1's on the rear now and it's much more confidence inspiring. When they wear out probably gonna switch to RE-11's on back. I'm going to stick with the Toyo T1-R's on front though becuase they hook up fine for my driving style since i head into turns really conservatively on public roads... easiest way to play it safe if you ask me.
Finally broken in? ACT says broken in at 200-300 miles. LOLFinally got the ACT HDSS broken in, or have learned/changed my driving to suit it. Not really sure which. But it's effortless now after 4200 miles of driving.