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Best Clutch for Street Use?

This is a discussion on Best Clutch for Street Use? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I need a new clutch for my WS6. It will only be needed for street use, and I don't plan ...

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    Best Clutch for Street Use?

    I need a new clutch for my WS6. It will only be needed for street use, and I don't plan on doing many engine mods so I will never get above 350 HP. Which clutch would be the best for me to get? Thanks ahead of time.

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    go for the ls6 clutch kit, it will be a nice upgrade from what you already have at a good price, ($450), plus its a gm product, very nice!! thats what im getting around christmas.

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    Cool thanks. Do you have a part number or anything, or should I just order a clutch for a Corvette or GTO with an LS6?

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    http://www.motorsporttech.com/c5_drivetrain01.asp

    cheapest ive found, good luck!!

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    Awesome thanks! I've been looking at the Spec Stage 1 clutch too, anybody know if those are any good. They are cheaper too.

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    Don't go Spec. They have been known to fail and or blow up. Stock/LS6 is fine, if you want to lay rubber in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th I recomend the Mcleod single disc kevlar
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    I love my SPEC stage 5.


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    At paceparts.com it says "A new #89059282 Slave Cylinder /Throw Out Bearing assembly is reccomended when installing this clutch into 1998-2002 "F" cars." So then I looked up that part on the website and it says not to use it in F-bodies, just in Corvette's only. Why is it recommended, and do you guys recommend it? Will it be that much more work to replace the slave cylinder/throw out bearing?
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    Slave cylinder is EASY once the tranny is down.
    I would replace the slave ANY time you replace a clutch.

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    The LS6 clutch is hands down the best choice for you. No shudder, rated to 540 ftlbs of torque so even if you do a few mods you'll have plenty of grab, feels and works like stock, cheap as compared to others, and comes with the new flywheel. Next choice would be the LS7 Z06 clutch but that's a little trickier to put the parts together for - LS2 flywheel, LS& clutch, etc.
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    LS6 clutch is your best bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang assassin
    LS6 clutch is your best bet.
    I diagree. It's not an "upgrade" at all. That would be replacing a stock clutch with a stock clutch. Mine started slipping at like 7,500miles. The Mcleod's pedal is no heavier than stock, doesn't chatter, chirps 4th and holds 5,000-6,000rpm dumps on slicks. I don't know, your money I guess.

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    how is the ls6 clutch kit not an upgrade from the ls1 ??

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    I agree about the Mcleod. For a stock car or one with a few mods the LS6 would work fine. If your pushing 400+ rwhp than you need to consider a better assembly.

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    How is the clutch pressure on a stock clutch? Looking at getting a 6 spd. car in a few months the thing is I broke my left leg quite bad so I don't know how it's going to heal so.
    severe clutch pressure may be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB Racing
    How is the clutch pressure on a stock clutch? Looking at getting a 6 spd. car in a few months the thing is I broke my left leg quite bad so I don't know how it's going to heal so.
    severe clutch pressure may be an issue.
    Not bad at all. Hydrolic clutch. I have a broken left knee cap right now but I know as soon as I can walk again I'm right back in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baseballss
    how is the ls6 clutch kit not an upgrade from the ls1 ??
    I believe 01-02s came with the LS6 clutch.

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    My SPEC stage 5 feels like a stock clutch.

    Grabs a little stronger though.

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    are you sure about that?? the ls6 clutch in 01-02's? if so i didnt know that

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    I know the hydraulics from those years are the updated pieces.
    Not sure about the clutch itself.

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