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I'm new to the forums, but i love em already! I got my 04' 3s about 1 1/2 years ago, and my clutch is so heavy, i hate to drive sometimes. Does it sounds like an aftermarket clutch was put in from the last owner, or do all 3s's have this heavy clutch issue?
 

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maybe you need to hit the gym? :)
 

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Mine feels like that as well. The resistance on my pedal is significantly higher than other mtx 3s that I've drove, even a speed3. Sometimes I also wonder if the previous owner put in an aftermarket clutch in. I've owned the car for about a year now and I've came to live with it. You'll get used to it eventually.
 

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yeah i'm used to it now, i still hate to drive sometimes... wish my motorcycle was out of the shop so i could hop on that and use my hand for the clutch :D I'll drive my fancee's car and it doesn't even feel like it has a clutch pedal, its like i'm moving my foot out of habit >.<
 

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[quote author=airforcedude08 link=topic=137618.msg2968541#msg2968541 date=1235924231]
yeah i'm used to it now, i still hate to drive sometimes... wish my motorcycle was out of the shop so i could hop on that and use my hand for the clutch :D I'll drive my fancee's car and it doesn't even feel like it has a clutch pedal, its like i'm moving my foot out of habit >.<
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Id say grow a pair!
 

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I've heard they get stiffer with age (not sure why that would happen). I drive an 09 and my GF drives an 07 with about 36K on it and hers is a lot stiffer. I actually like hers better.
 

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yeah anyone who has had an older car or one with and upgraded clutch will tell you that these stock mazda 3 clutch pedals are super light in comparison. I find it very light compared to my previous car which was a mid 80's Nissan.
 

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i know what ur talking about when im standing on my clutch for a while it does tire my leg out but im never on the clutch if im at a super long light i wont engage the car in 1st ill just step on the break.

in traffic i wont move up if the car moves like 5 feet (unless some jerk off is trying to cut in when im trying to get somewhere) ill just wait n move up when its worth while or when traffic seems to start moving.
 
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