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Well it has arrived and looks, well almost identical to the standard pressure plate so at least it might fit

Below shows the uprated one on the left (it has a different black coating on the plate)



From the front they look almost the same but the fingers on the uprated one are a more sturdy design.



The actual metal that the fingers are made from is also thicker on the uprated plate but its hard so show in a pic.
It gets fitted this week so I'll report back...

Is the uprated one worth the 700% markup on the standard - physically, er no, But it does the job and I guess thats what you pay for. ho hum.
 

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Well I finally got this fitted on friday. I also had a new Slave and Master cylinder done at the same time.

Results? Well its much smoother that the old one and this more than compensates for the fact that it is slightly heavier but only very slightly.
In normal driving I wouldnt really notice a difference tbh which is great as I expected it to be a bit more brutal in its action.

I havent tested it really as I'm currently on Stage 0 anyway but it certainly feels really solid under power.

Tony at Triple8 has also been really good and in the end he gave me the group discount price we negotiated (but without the group!) so I paid £308 for the lot including VAT and postage. Still needed a friction disc and release bearing on top though.

I reckon he would still do this price if you mail/call him on:
[email protected] or ask for Tony on 01295 762423
 

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Hi,

Does the price you quote there include everything mentioned i.e. uprated plate, master and slave cylinder including the cost of the fitting?

Did you do anything with the release bearing?

Let me know if i've missed anything out. It seems like a great price and a sound investment.
 

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er no - total price is still in the 'lots' category!

Uprated PP: £308
Sachs standard clutch kit (for clutch friction plate, release bearing and standard pressure plate - currently cheaper than buying just the FP and release bearing individually but that may change. You can use the surplus PP as a frisbie or garden ornament - just dont mix them up!)
£150
Master: £65 (no real need to change)
Slave: £100 for a Saab one.
Labour: 5-6hrs at your local Saab specialist.. £240odd
Net: I'm a bit skint this month!
 

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Just an update... I've got the uprated pressure plate about to be fitted to my MY93 car (the paddle clutch has destroyed it's second flywheel ). I'll let you know how it went a bit later this week...
 

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Just an update... I've got the uprated pressure plate about to be fitted to my MY93 car (the paddle clutch has destroyed it's second flywheel ). I'll let you know how it went a bit later this week...

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So are the pre and post 1994 Pressure plates the same?

Andrew
 

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Dunno, but I'll know shortly whether a non-OEM pressure plate that is specced and known to fit a MY94- car fits a MY93. If it does this would suggest that they are.

The friction plates are definitely not the same however; one fits on a 17 spline shaft, the other on a 19.
 

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I hacked away at trying to get an answer for the sachs PP on pre-94. Never found one better than 'probably' as you guys know.

When I was looking, the Spec stuff was pretty much unproven but seems to be a much better packaged offering now. I couldnt find even 1 person that had fitted one, but if Maptun have bought and tested them, then they will be a good option.
I also note that there were some grumblings that the Sach uprated PP can cause sticky disengagement at high revs. Can't say I've noticed, but it does bite a little lower and I guess this could cause an issue until the friction plate wears a little.
 

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Good news- it fits

I'll be picking the car up on Friday and I'll report back how it drives. I'm now looking to find a braided hose for it, but it would seem that I will need to get one made up.
 

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FYI - Been running mine on a new standard hose for 20k miles without issue.

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I'm running mine on a fairly new standard hose too but I find the bite point very low (almost on the floor) with consequent crunching of gears if I'm not very careful. It also seems to drag very slightly at high RPM. I was hoping a braided hose would give me just a tiny bit more action at the clutch.
 

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Thinking out loud... if, as seesm to be the case, there isn't an off the shelf replacement that has the rubber section replaced with braided, would a full length braided acutally hose be worse than mainly rigid and a small rubber section of flexi?
 

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Re: What is the part number?

The PP on it's own is 3082 999 740 and yes it will fit your Aero. ( Its on my '96 Aero)
 

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Re: What is the part number?

The only one I see in the Sach's Performance catalog is 883082 740. It is a 9 7/16" PP.

Is 3082 999 740 the same as 883082 740? The only thing not in the catalog is the 999.

I hope they are the same becuase that is what I ordered. At that price, it would be a shame if it does not fit the 97 Aero, but I could never get a good part number from anyone before.

Thanks,

Steve
 

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Re: What is the part number?

I'm not sure of the Sachs part number- I just rang Tony at Triple Eight and asked him for "the same again" please.
 

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Re: What is the part number?

I think there are discrepancies in the way the parts are listed:

The full part number for the uprated PP is 883082 999740.
You are quoting 883082 740 and I bet they are the same clutch. (rated at 440ftlbs / 600Nm with a standard clutch friction plate)

I found this site and it actually lists it for 1990-1993 and its a 240mm clutch
http://www.sachsracing.com/owx_medien/media30/3098.pdf
I know this is defintiely for 1994 onwards - in fact until now, I have only seen it listed for 94 on.

Wish I'd found this a while back when I was trying to do a group buy and we couldnt work out whether 90-93 cars would be compatible...
 

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I had a new clutch and uprated pressure plate fitted after Maptun Stg 3 and shortly after that the clutch flexible hose sprang a leak. No amount of bleeding after fitting a new Saab part would let me engage the gears, it was thought the new rubber was too flexible. I ended up with a complete braided flexible hose made up from master to slave - this has worked perfectly to date
 
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