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    Clutch and flywheel upgrade

    hi there, Im posting this for a friend. Hes got a 97 vette, and he was wondering about clutch and flywheel upgrades. Its relatively stock except its got a billy boat glass pack exhaust, air intake and short throw shifter. Its going to get a tuner as well. But right now he needs a new clutch and wants to do a package. So what he wants to really know is, what are your guys opinions on flywheel weight and clutches?

    He wants it to be able to spool up quicker off the line and is willing to sacrifice some amount of driveability. He is mainly into road racing.

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    the best set up, is the dual clutch / fywheel from the new corvette zr1.. for the c6 corvettes.. this setup[ dual clutch ]will hold up to about 700 horsepower.. its not a easy install ?,but about $1,400 for the kit ? to do this.. think one of best to buy from, is kateck/ performance guys for corvettes.. go on corvette form to check out this, and more.!.good luck rkvette

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    I think thats kind of out of his range. Mostly wondering about the likes of going to a much lighter aluminum flywheel and what weight is better recommended for his type of driving. In his future he doesnt plan on putting a whole lot of power to the car seeing as up in our neck of the woods its hard to really use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkvette View Post
    the best set up, is the dual clutch / fywheel from the new corvette zr1.. for the c6 corvettes.. this setup[ dual clutch ]will hold up to about 700 horsepower.. its not a easy install ?,but about $1,400 for the kit ? to do this.. think one of best to buy from, is kateck/ performance guys for corvettes.. go on corvette form to check out this, and more.!.good luck rkvette
    That is way to much clutch for what he has..... Get a LS7 clutch and flywheel all for about $450-500...

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    you mean just like a factory clutch and flywheel? Will it help him spool up quicker?

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    By "Spool" im usuming that your talking about the RPMs climbing?

    The only people i hear talk about "Spool" are turbo guys

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    Sorry, yes that is what I mean. hes looking for the more rpm at take off

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    get an LS7 clutch with aluminum flywheel

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    ccr90- may be a new stock clutch is best for him ,b/c he wont have any problems ! a lot of us guys with the 2006 zo6 and newer,smoke the clutch ! its very hard not to do this, at the drag strip !. some of the fastest guys run great ,by just installing a auto tranny.. one solution is this kit from keteck [ performance corvette guys.] . this kit [ basic zr1] now is up to $1,599/lighter/ pounds of weight, think about 10 ? power now will hold up to 900 horsepower they claim ? and have guys running them, with all good comments,so far ! of course they are not the only company , running these dual clutch setups ..like in the 2009 corvettes zr1's and newer. rkvette

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    Thanks guys, Ill look into katech. Is everything interchangeable with relative ease or are their major modifications to be done to run like the ls7 setup?

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