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i have a cobalt ls with a 2.2 and i'm supercharging it in a few weeks. wanting to find some stage 2 performance clutches that would be good for it? what brands should i look for and what would be the best?
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I'd get a KY stage 2 if I were you.

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what about a disk clutch, the ones i've found are only puck clutches
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Puck clutch will be more than enough

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I'd get a KY stage 2 if I were you.
Whats a stage 2? I love how aftermarket companies have you hooked on the term "stage", I would suggest you look at how much torque the clutch can hold and the surface the plate(s) are made out of. Carbon material is strong, but short lived. Saw what a triple plate 5.25" racing clutch of carbon Kevlar does for a 850ft lb torque monster. Lasted about one full year of racing which is actually good for a racing season. Also look for the clutch spring tensioners that are to reduce engine vibrations.

For a performace daily driver, Exedy and ACT are pretty solid/reliable clutch manufacturers. Competition is one to stay clear of.

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Stage 2 ky is rated for about 250-300tq. Stage clutches are an easy way to explain that they are better than oem as far as tq capacity goes. Ive got a exedy stage 2, 3 puck clutch and its rated around 300tq but I want to upgrade to a ky stage 3 because they're rated much more.

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Ahh, I have seen a bunch of aftermarket companies use the term "Stage" when I could understand from a tuner's point It does make more sense, but it wouldn't hurt to know what that "stage" does (i.e. stage 2 cams, is it a narrower lobe with more angle), get what I mean by?

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I'm sorry I was wong I meant KY stage 1.
KY Clutch - Chevrolet Cobalt/HHR 2.2/2.4L F23 Trans Stage 1 - Drivetrain
KY Clutch - Chevrolet Cobalt/HHR 2.2/2.4L F23 Trans Stage 2 - Drivetrain
KY Clutch - Chevrolet Cobalt/HHR 2.2/2.4L F23 Trans Stage 3 - Drivetrain
KY Clutch - Chevrolet Cobalt/HHR 2.2/2.4L F23 Trans Stage 4 - Drivetrain
I'm planning on buying the stage 3 and not have to worry about it again.

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Stage 3 would be way overkill. It is a VERY aggressive clutch.

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I'm aware I'm having Powell build me a LSD F23 over the summer and by then I should be turbo'd. I've driven the KY stage 3 on a 320 WHP 299 WTQ 06 2.4 and he's in the middle of a motor build now (his hasn't blown but he is scared of it going). He's helping me turbo mine and once that's done I'll be picking up a second engine and start buying parts to build it. I already have an EFR 6758 (rebuild by Borg Warner) just have about $800 in gauges to buy then I'll be ready to go, I'm expecting to run about 8 PSI when it's all said and done.

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