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I have an 06 Nismo with the 4.0 ltr. engine and 6 spd manual. It just turned 100k miles. I don't do much off road nor participate in extreme use of the truck as in jumping. Only occasional towing.

The truck has been a solid citizen; gas, oil, and tires are all it really needs. But in recent days I sense a change in the drive train. I believe the clutch is beginning to slip. The major symptom occurs in the higher gears, i.e. 5th or 6th. With the clutch engaged, if I apply gas, the tach registers a small bump in rpm before the speedometer changes. The bump in rpm attenuates and then the speed begins to build. Theoretically, it is impossible for rpm to increase without a simultaneous increase in speed. So it feels like a slip (temporary) until the clutch "catches."

The truck is drivable with no issues except for my concern about the slippage.

Has anyone else seen this type of behavior? Another question is if it is incipient clutch failure, how long do I have before I need to implement repairs.
 

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At about 110K my 2012 started similar. At 30mph in 5th if I floored it the tach would jump much more than normal. Clutch was burnt. Oh... clutches be expensive.


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Mine started that 2 weeks ago.. 2013 Pro4x with 143400miles... I’ve put about 1k on it since the first slip was noticed... hoping to make it past Christmas ?

***^ and it’s the OEM clutch. I’m the original owner... looking to order the JWT 275mm CLUTCH & FLYWHEEL this weekend...
 

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Thanks for all the responses. It appears my Nismo is exhibiting early stage clutch failure. I have in recent days noticed a burnt smell - like electrical components burning. Maybe this is another sign.

Now that I must change the clutch, which clutch do I buy? SR20 said he will buy the JWT 275mm CLUTCH & FLYWHEEL. I am not a performance type of driver. Do I need an upgraded clutch?
 

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Thanks for all the responses. It appears my Nismo is exhibiting early stage clutch failure. I have in recent days noticed a burnt smell - like electrical components burning. Maybe this is another sign.



Now that I must change the clutch, which clutch do I buy? SR20 said he will buy the JWT 275mm CLUTCH & FLYWHEEL. I am not a performance type of driver. Do I need an upgraded clutch?


I will also be installing the PRG SHORT THROW SHIFTER lol.. and installing the PRG transmission mount as well. I don’t go mudding or anything. It’s my daily driver right now. I put about 130miles a day on it just driving to work and back. I just don’t like the dual mass flywheel. My 200sx sr20det has been parked for over a year for little problems... plan on picking up a G37s 4 door 6speed commuter in near future...

The JWT clutch and flywheel seems to be the best option for us. I also looked into clutchmasters fx100 kit to go with the JWT FLYWHEEL. Other than that I really don’t trust other low end brands. I have clutchmasters on my sr20det and it’s been great to me...
 

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I am not a fan of a light weight flywheel on a truck. I would go with a stock type dual mass flywheel and a centerforce clutch.
 

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I am not a fan of a light weight flywheel on a truck. I would go with a stock type dual mass flywheel and a centerforce clutch.
I agree and if he doesn’t like the flywheel he’s going to have to either endure it or pay to redo it again.

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I agree and if he doesn’t like the flywheel he’s going to have to either endure it or pay to redo it again.



Clint


Why is it a bad thing on trucks just wondering? Will the flywheel being lighter affect (negatively) the towing capacity, torque/power of the truck? Or just the sound of the transmission at idle the only problem?
 

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You would lose torque but it will rev quicker.
Not normally what you want in a truck.
 

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You would lose torque but it will rev quicker.

Not normally what you want in a truck.


I don’t understand why it would loose power? I’ve been reading into it and everywhere it states lightweight flywheels don’t loose or gain power. But it releases existing power due to lower inertia and much faster engine response. Allows the engine to do its thing without being weighed down...
 

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Engagement and pedal feel are completely different from factory setup and towing would be very different. I towed my trailer to and from NJ to Florida at least five times and was a pleasant haul, in previous years and manual trucks it just grabbed much less smoothly and a bit more abruptly.

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Engagement and pedal feel are completely different from factory setup and towing would be very different. I towed my trailer to and from NJ to Florida at least five times and was a pleasant haul, in previous years and manual trucks it just grabbed much less smoothly and a bit more abruptly.



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Yeah makes sense.. it took me little while to get used to my lightweight flywheel, and stage 5 unsprung on my sr20det
 

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Both of the posters that have light flywheels said that they had to learn how to use the pedal differently than stock. I am sure it was on the lower end where they needed to adjust.
They probably can shift and downshift faster, rev faster and higher. Just guessing of course.
For me I need all the torque I can muster.
 

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I'm going with a Luk dual mass flywheel and Centerforce clutch. My throw-out bearing is rumbling and my clutch is chattery on engagement, but no slippage.
 

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I'm going with a Luk dual mass flywheel and Centerforce clutch. My throw-out bearing is rumbling and my clutch is chattery on engagement, but no slippage.
Significant price or performance difference compared to OEM? Inquiring minds...:)
 

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I'm going with a Luk dual mass flywheel and Centerforce clutch. My throw-out bearing is rumbling and my clutch is chattery on engagement, but no slippage.
Significant price or performance difference compared to OEM? Inquiring minds...
In Canadian dollars the Luk flywheel is $310 and a Centerforce Dual friction clutch is $980 (Ridiculous, I'll get something else).
 
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