Ion Adjustable Clutch Rod
Update 12/30/19 - We will no longer be selling our adjustable clutch rods going forward. While the product served it's purpose we now offer a much better solution for the Ecotec clutch "problems". If switching to a clutch that may have previously "required" an adjustable clutch rod you will want to measure your clutch to throw out bearing gap to determine if you will need a spacer. We now offer the spacer in two different thicknesses to make sure you get the ideal one for your setup. If you need any clarification email email@example.com.
You can find the throw out bearing spacer here.
How to measure the gap for throw out bearing spacer
This is specific for the Saturn Ion Redline.
This is the geniune GM part # 12581771, and then we modify it so it is adjustable.
When upgrading to heavier pressure plates, the factory rod can bend, as shown in the picture. Even when it doesn't bend, pedal position can drop and full disengagement of the clutch can be problematic making higher rpm shifts slow or impossible. We learned this the hard way on many of our high HP builds.
The non adjustable factory unit does not allow changing engagement location for the clutch pedal which changes with high pressure clutches. This causes shifting problems that usually end in transmission failure.
This works on all Ion models with the Ecotec engine.
There will be no warranty for bent master cylinder rods, make sure to verify that you are not maxing the master cylinder before the clutch pedal hits the floor. Otherwise something will have to give and it will be the clutch rod.