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I have a 2001 Miata, Clutch vibration drives me insane at times, the longer the drive the worse it seems to get...
From most of the information I have read this was a pretty common issue for the 2001 year model. I would like to know if changing to a more aggressive performance clutch or lightened flywheel would help this issue or maybe even eliminate it completely????
Or are there any other cures for this problem?
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Yes, common complaint with the factory 2001 clutch and changing to something like our Exedy Stage 1 will cure that.
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FWIW,... I had a clutch problem with my previous 2002 when I bought it. But my problem was only when the clutch was cold. It seems in the years around 2001 and 2002, Mazda used a clutch disc material that absorbed moisture, so it chattered badly when starting off from a stop. Once it heated up it was OK.
But I believe yours is something different than mine, and the fact that it gets worse when hotter concerns me. If I were you, I would get it checked soon as this could be a more serious problem. I would take Brian's advice above!
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