Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
March 29, 2014
Night and day difference.
After replacing a horribly worn clutch, pressure plate, shift fork, pivot ball, and cable the pedal still didn't feel right and the new clutch had inconsistent engagement along the pedal travel and would often start to engage an inch or two off the floor. The only thing I thought it could be now was the factory quadrant - which had zero travel left in it for adjustment. I was torn between this quadrant and the Maximum Motorsports version but ultimately went with this one because of its claims/reviews citing less pedal travel and higher clutch engagement.
Installing this new quadrant was simple, straightforward and took no more than ten minutes as I already had the factory quadrant components removed. This quadrant comes with a spacer to position it correctly on the pivoting shaft but does not have spacers for the shaft where the factory adjuster pawl was. Because of this there is a little bit of wiggle room when the cable isn't taught but it doesn't make the quadrant any less functional. The additional spacer would be a nice touch though. I fabricated my own spacer out of the old adjuster pawl.
The feel of the pedal is like butter now and, as other reviews have mentioned, clutch engagement is at the very top of the pedal travel. Likewise, I only have to push the pedal an inch or two to shift. Amazing improvement and a must-have to round out any new clutch kit installation.
Note: I paired this quadrant with the SR Performance firewall adjuster and didn't have enough adjustment to take out all the slack in the cable. My cable is a non-adjustable Pioneer brand that is a cross for the OEM cable. I made spacers out of the part of the cable that has to be removed to fit into the firewall adjuster and that got me where I needed to be. This may not be an issue with a genuine OEM cable; just something to consider.