Originally Posted by 03_tibby_CT
mine is FAR too grabby to be advertised for stock vehicles and catches REALLY late, but its lasted me like 2 years/ 20K miles now and no problems.
but the OP may have to start over again not because the clutch is garbage, but because you can't source replacement parts.
I made a post in the SFR "support our sponsors" section directing Jay to this forum, as he's probably the only source for definitive answers to both the OP and my questions, not simply conjecture and personal opinions of the kit itself.
I'm glad yours is working out for you, and I hate to stir things up, but I am still a little annoyed by my personal experience with the VHR clutch kit, and I don't appreciate my statements being written off as conjecture.
First, let me point out the fact that severe grabbiness and a very late engagement are indeed clutch problems. As a professional auto tech, if I'd installed one of these clutches for a customer, and that's the way it behaved, I'd likely get stuck doing the job again. If it were on my own vehicle, and I ruled out installer error, I'd be defecting out that clutch.
I believe that I posted up about this issue at length, years ago. My clutch never really worked properly, and slipped and chattered throughout it's short 14,000 mile life. When I removed it, one side of the disc was worn all the way to the rivets, while the other still looked good. Thinking a weak pressure plate was the culprit, I turned the VHR flywheel, and attempted to use it with a Clutchmasters FX500 clutch kit. The pressure plate was very different (specifically, the flange had a different reach), and after looking at several different aftermarket and OE clutches, I determined that the VHR pressure plate and flywheel are specific to one another. I threw out the VHR, bought a Fidanza, and never looked back.
Now, the OP may be able to buy just a clutch disc somewhere and use it with the existing VHR pressure plate and flywheel, but I don't know why they'd want to do that since the VHR pressure plate is crap. Some people have gotten somewhat lucky with them, but it's a crappy, unreliable clutch kit with hokey engineering and made of cheap materials.
I don't know Jay and I've never dealt with SFR, but I think if they really knew the VHR clutch, they probably wouldn't carry it. There are far better choices out there.