It's no secret that clutch kits have been a hit or miss (mostly miss) on the Civic 1.5T platform, hence we did not offer one until now till we did our own testing to verify what works well rather than selling a hotly anticipated item early, and finding issues later.
Having broken-in carefully at first, then all sorts of daily driving, performing several WOT pulls, and even two full track days on the ACT HC10-HDSS Kit, we are confident after 2,000 miles of use that this clutch kit will perform well on your 2016+ Honda Civic 1.5T with the Manual Transmission. The clutch pedal is mildly stiffer than the factory feel; solid engagement but not heavy enough to call it a "leg day" type of clutch. The less rotating inertia from the 17.6lbs flywheel (32.5lbs factory flywheel) means that revs rise up, and drop much faster, making this engine a lot less lazy, and more lively!
No chatter to report, and rev hang has been completely eliminated. ACT does have other 4 and 6-puck clutch kits, which we're choosing not to offer yet since they are race kits with shorter life span that are tricky to drive daily, plus we haven't tested that kit. Our Blue Si is FBO and puts power down with ease, and we have seen others in the community running big turbo setups with this kit, and don't have any issues.
Here's what's included in the box
- ACT 17.6lbs Single Mass Aluminum Flywheel (factory flywheel is a Dual Mass 32.5lbs unit)
- ACT Full Face Sprung Clutch Disc
- ACT Pressure Plate
- Alignment Tool
- Pilot Bushing
- Release Bearing
- Total Weight: 33lbs
- Torque Capacity: 363ft/lbs (63% better than factory)
- Disc Material: Organic
Check out all our pictures of the kit being weighed and installed.
On our Blue Si, this kit is paired up with the KZ CMC, and PRL SS Line which you can source separately - CDV Delete also performed. We would advise doing all this to eliminate any chances of lockout during high RPM, fast shifting. "Lockout" is not the clutch kit's fault, it's the factory Clutch Master Cylinder that may struggle to generate enough hydraulic pressure to engage and disengage the heavy duty clutch quickly. You can still run this kit without those upgrades if you so choose to do so.