In Reply to: what's the purpose of a "CLUTCH STOP"? posted by hung on January 31, 2001 at 14:12:12:
Man-o-man, I used to think what a waste of money a clutch stop would be. I couldn't image people paying $20+ for something that seemed so insignificant. BOY, was I wrong. I recently put one in, not because I wanted the shorten travel (I really didn't think a shorter travel would make any difference in feel), but to stop this annoying little squeaking noise I kept getting when I depressed the clutch fully. No matter what I did, changing the bushings out with Ron Stygars set or lube the clutch assembly, I still got that stupid squeak. Since the noise only occured when the clutch was about 95% to the floor, I figured adding a clutch stop to raise the contact point would be a good "work around" the noise issue. As it turns out, not only is the stupid noise gone, the shorten clutch travel distance made a BIG difference in feel. I can't image removing it now. Best little mod I've done in quite some time.
Adding a clutch stop and getting Rons clutch "slop" removal bushings makes a world of difference. I definitely recommend doing both.
By the way, I did not buy anyones clutch stop. I ended up just making my own. It's pretty easy and total parts cost me about $5 (from Pep Boys).