The Clutch May Failure Prematurely on Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The clutch may fail prematurely requiring replacement. It has been recommended by some that a high quality aftermarket replacement clutch may provide increased longevity over a clutch purchased from the dealer.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 37,766 (5,400–156,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, Manual Transmission
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, more2013, 2015
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That's right…. Just 5400 Miles!!! - Have an appt with Mitsubishi later this week to look at it, but based on what I've read I'm not holding my breath!
Factory clutch started slipping by 26000 and was completely gone, couldn't go wide open throttle, even out of boost, by 27000. Car made just over 300 wheel horsepower at that time. Replaced with a competition stage 3 clutch which started slipping 8000 miles later, but was remedied by adjusting the slave cylinder. It takes a serious clutch to handle that torque. My local tuner saw best results with ACT brand street discs. He said the most he has ever seen was about 45000 miles out of the factory clutch, even at stock power levels. It's just a part of life with this car.
Early failure of clutch, requiring replacement at 15000, then again at 25000
Roughly 15,500 miles noticed vehciel would rev up and then drop back down about 1k inbetween shifts. At first thought it was cold weather change and waited for car to adjust. In very short timeframe car reached point where it's barely driveable. New clutch + parts required.