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Clutch Stage 3

This is a discussion on Clutch Stage 3 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Anyone know why the stage 3 spec clutch kit has to take 3to400 miles to break in? It suck driving ...

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    Clutch Stage 3

    Anyone know why the stage 3 spec clutch kit has to take 3to400 miles to break in? It suck driving it right now. The car jumps up and down at every light unless you launch hard.Spec says the jumping will go away after break in. I just hope every bolt in the car stays tight. LOL

    Car: 2000 Trans Am
    Owner Joey Rosario
    Stock LS1
    Throttle body: Stock, ported
    Fuel injectors: Vortech 38 lb./hr.
    Fuel pump: Vortech T-Rex
    Ignition: Stock coil on plug
    Engine management: Stock PCM tuned by Morgan Motorsports
    Power adder: Vortech V9
    Boost: 9 psi
    Intercooler: Air to water aftercooler
    Exhaust system: Custom Y-pipe and Dynomax Race Magnum muffler
    Transmission: Stock T-56
    Clutch: Spec stage 3
    Driveshaft: Aluminum
    Front suspension: Eibach springs, Hotchkis 35mm swaybar
    Rear suspension: Eibach springs, Hotchkis 25mm swaybar, control arms, LG Motorsports torque arm
    Rear end: Stock 3.42 gears with Torsen limited slip
    Brakes: Stock with KVR drilled rotors
    Wheels: Racing Hart M5 18x10
    Front tires: BFG 265/35/18
    Rear tires: BFG 295/35/18
    Best ET/mph: 11.61 at 121 mph
    Best 60-ft. time: 1.75

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    Senior Member rajiv1998's Avatar
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    1998 Pontiac Trans Am

    yeah it blows for the first 500 miles. I got one done last year and it was impossible to drive. I actually stalled it a few times. We took it back and the guy said to wait 500 miles and it will get back to usuall. I dont know if its the SPEC in perticaular or if all the other clutches do it??

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    Detailing + Design third_shift|studios's Avatar
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    Ben Stiller movie.

    that car needs a face lift...

    i have a spec 3. It took about 2000 miles for me to get used to it. now i can slip it and drive however i want to.

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    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
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    2008 Trailblazer SS

    SPEC sprung clutches require a break in period of about 500 miles.
    Although I have heard it take more like 3000 miles to get them to loosen up all the way.

    I personally run a SPEC stage 5. No break in, and it will not slip. Ever.
    2008 Trailblazer SS
    Yank PTB3600, Kooks 1 7/8" LT's, 4" intake, E-fans, Magnaflow, Sonnax kit, tranny cooler, tune.
    Lowered, HID's, tinted.

    1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS.6 #1747 SOLD
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds all motor.

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    i make cars slower s99ta's Avatar
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    1999 trans am

    my spec stage 3 was the same way, like you never had drove a stick before. now its OK works good 5grand launches

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