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Had to purchase a clutch Stop (og one was broken). Got one on ebay that is adjustable. Is there any disadvantage to shortening the travel on the pedal to less than what stock was or should I screw it in as far as it goes? Obviously I would ensure that the gear shifts are smooth. Thanks​
 

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Make sure your car will start. If the stop prevents too much clutch pedal travel, you may not be able to start her up.
 

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Having the start problem with my Rogue adjutable at the moment. If I press hard, the car will start, so I can't be more and a mil or 2 off, but its driving me nuts.
 

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I used to have a uuc "big boy" and adjusted it so i can start car and to shift gears smoothly . but after a while my clutch was starting to slip. so i put the oem one in. just my opinion I WOULDN'T SHORTEN TRAVEL of pedal
 

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You need the pedal to travel to full clutch disengagement, but not to the point of overextending the cylinder on the clutch.

I'd go with stock height if I were you.

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I had the same thing happen, my stock clutch stop was missing, so I got the UUC replacement.

I cut a little off the end, but end up removing the little plastic cap on the end of the switch, and then inserting a screw into the tip, just long enough to trigger the switch
 

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You need the pedal to travel to full clutch disengagement
Any idea on the distance that is? I would bet that the engagement point to start the car is not the same as the optimal point for clutch disengagement?

BMW engineers are smart, but they have to build in some significant tolerances - wonder what they are.

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The point of clutch engagement and disengagement changes as the clutch wears, so this is kind of a tough question.

The point at which the car will start is completely variable and depends solely on where the clutch engagement switch is located.

I'm a bit unclear on why you are trying to shorten the pedal travel. If you are thinking you'll save significant shift time, I'd say I'm a little skeptical. I would, however, be concerned about making your stroke travel so short that your clutch ceases to fully disengage over time...

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I'm not an expert on this topic so correct me if I'm wrong but is the purpose of the self adjusting clutch(SAC) to maintain the same point of engagement as wear occurs?
 

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I'm not an expert on this topic so correct me if I'm wrong but is the purpose of the self adjusting clutch(SAC) to maintain the same point of engagement as wear occurs?
Well, sort of. The point of a self adjusting clutch is that you don't need to perform the adjustment since it will adjust itself.

But even on a self-adjusting clutch there is some (admittedly small) amount of variation over time.

I wouldn't expect it to be the difference between engagement at floor and engagement at release, but it sounded like he was trying to cut it close so I wanted to raise the issue.

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I appreciaite all of your input on the matter. I think I'm convinced, I'll be going with the oem stop. Don't want to risk damaging the clutch.
 

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Clutch stop trouble

Has anyone else had any trouble after the installation of an aftermarket clutchstop? Instead of messing with the start sensor, I just shortened the stop itself by cutting off the about half an inch from the end. It is still well over what the oem stop is and it feels way better to drive. Edy07<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_1255745", true); </SCRIPT> you wrote that you statred to feel slippage. Anyone else have any trouble? It's simply not worth a new clutch of that is the case. Any input from you guys is greatly appreciaited. Thanks a million.
 

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I'm using a clutch stop and absolutely love it, it feels so great. One day I switched back to OEM clutch stop and I realized what a difference it makes.
 

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There's quite a bit of clutch pedal travel that can be eliminated safely, just need to adjust it properly, and put in a little extra travel if you want to be safe.

I would never go back to stock, it makes a big difference.
 

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