My '03 6 needs a new clutch after 66,000 miles. I've read up on here and it seems that the consensus is to replace with a Clutch Masters Stage 2 and the Fidanza lightweight flywheel.
I see that the stage 1 clutch is about $120 cheaper than the stage 2. Since this is a costly repair, I wouldn't mind saving that money and getting the stage 1. My question - is it a huge difference from stage 1 to stage 2? Is it worth the extra money?
I agree with tkemme on both points. My car has the CM Stage 2 with Exedy flywheel. There's definitely an improvement with the lighter flywheel. However, the Stage 2 clutch seems unnecessary for a stock setup. It's trickier to drive with it too.