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#1 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 12:32 PM
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Long clutch pedal

Tried searching and didn't really get the answer. Have not driven a stick in a long time, but just wondering if anybody else thinks the clutch pedal is a little long on the throw? Have not driven another challenger to compare.
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I think mine is short, but then again I was used to a 30 year old truck with a cable clutch before I got this car.
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It's longer than my 69 vw ghia. I was very unimpressed when I drove the '12 srt with one. My personal preference left much to be desired.


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your correct the pedal in stock form is very soft and long IMO but it's been so long since I drove a stock clutch in my challenger. I felt it had a very high release point also what you need to consider is that the new clutches are hydraulic and very easy to soft for my personal taste. But not something to change unless you going to additional modifications.


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Glad to here it is just not me. Thank you for responding.
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your correct the pedal in stock form is very soft and long IMO but it's been so long since I drove a stock clutch in my challenger. I felt it had a very high release point also what you need to consider is that the new clutches are hydraulic and very easy to soft for my personal taste. But not something to change unless you going to additional modifications.
I have a bunch of posts about this. The engagement point is too damn high! Turned me off to the manual immediately, which is crazy because I have never preferred and auto. My 05 Subaru Wrx had a better clutch and at half the cost!! Super disappointed.

At any rate, once I discussed more with the dealer about it and experienced the 1-4 skip shift, it became apparent that the autos actually had more gear selection control (now that they don't auto upshift) than the manual. Ass backwards.


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I agree the clutch engagement is too high. It should be about half pedal travel verses the almost full pedal travel I currently have.

I may change out my brake/clutch fluid and see if it has any affect. It shouldn't affect the adjustment, but I hope it does.

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Hmmm - I wonder how common a problem the high release point is? My 09 R/T engages pretty low, I have to make sure I have the clutch pedal fully down to not cause any grinding.

Just a suggestion, to find out how low/high it really engages do not press on the gas pedal and slowly let out the clutch until you feel it start to grab.

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I thought it was just me that thought the clutch pedal goes a bit too high. Then again, I am a manual rookie as this is my first. I am getting used to it, even though takeoffs are still sometimes tricky.

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Not sure about the Challenger but all the hydraulic clutches I've had in other cars were adjustable.I have an automatic, so I can't run out and check.

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