I have a '04 Mazda 3S 5 speed. I replaced the blown 2.3 with a 2015 Fusion 2.5 and installed a M-PACT stage 1 clutch kit (from RockAuto) on the resurfaced stock flywheel. I bought it blown up and have no idea how the clutch was before nor do I have prior experience with them. The clutch engages about 3 inches from the floor and has about 1 inch of free play. There is no factory adjustment available so I modified the slave cylinder a 1/4 of an inch away from the lever to see if it would lower the release point or if the clutch system would self adjust. When I got done the clutch, to my excitement, engaged about 1 inch from the floor instead of 3 inches. I enjoyed a way better clutch and driving experience for 3 days and over 70 miles and then the clutch slowly began to adjust itself back up to where it was before. My research so far has shown that the clutches on the 3 normally engage high. I figure that guys that have raced these have possibly installed other parts or done some type of modification to get a better clutch engagement point as this effects performance. Would like to here what you all have done or recommend for a better clutch engagement.