Alright you two assholes, quit rubbing it in my face.
I have to agree with you. Lots of wisdom here.Allow me to play Devil’s advocate here. My two cents: Go with the stock Exedy OEM clutch kit. Especially if you’re just going to do basic bolt-ons “simple mods”. In my opinion it doesn’t make sense to spend twice the amount on something that you’ll never see at it’s full potential. The aforementioned clutch kits are expensive and aren’t made to last as long as the OEM ones. The OEM ones last a long time about (100k miles) because that’s what they are designed for.
In my humble opinion: Unless you’re going with a full purpose built motor, these clutch “upgrades” aren’t worth it. But it’s your time and money. I say that because you (OP) said you want your car to have a few “simple mods”. So, that begs to question: Why spend money on a clutch that’s around $475 on a car that you’re not intending on going nuts on.
Think of what else you could buy with the left over funds if you just got the stock Exedy clutch? Perhaps you could get a flashpro after anothercouple of weeks of savings. Or a used exhaust system? Of emergency money for when the unexpected happens. I intend on sounding like a troll, I just want to help you have your cake and eat it too.
I only will back my point by saying this... everyone starts with "just a few simple mods" then all hell breaks loose when they watch too many videos of boosted honda's and there you go - your OEM Exedy clutch is basically garbage when you decide - "screw it, i'm going to boost this thing"
but if the OP really intends on keeping it simple, by all means go Exedy...