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This is a discussion on 500hp which clutch????? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; ok guys my clutch is officialy shot!!!! belive im gonna have new era performance do the work and possibly buy ...

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    500hp which clutch?????

    ok guys my clutch is officialy shot!!!! belive im gonna have new era performance do the work and possibly buy the parts from them....i would lilke to but they dont sell a ls7 kit.......my car has an lpe 383 stroker....puts down 400 rwhp currently w/out long tubes which are my only planned future mod thats going to increase hp..prolly put me around 430rwhp 500 flywheel.........so suggestions??? which clutch/flywheel? .....the ones i have in mind are the ls7 kit, ram stage 2 or 3, or spec 2+ or 3+ .......everyone seems to have good and bad storys for every clutch which makes it impossible to choose it seems....oh and my car is a 2001 so im thinking i DONT need a new master slave cyl and the peddle pressure feels great................i would choose the ls7 kit but i feel better about new era backing there work AND the parts if i buy everything from them if u were to run into problems........make sense? thanks in advance everyone

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    bump..anyone anyone?

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    I'm in the same boat, but I'm purchasing a Tex/steel billet flywheel- it might be a little over kill but oh well! I've heard good things about the RAMs, and personally I dont care too much for Spec's but thats just my opinion! Good luck on your choice!

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    I have a billet flywheel and a Spec Stage 3 and have about 400rwhp and I like it. You have to be careful on the break in, but after that, its all good. the 3+ is supposed to be more street friendly than the regular stage 3 and is stronger.

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    Mine has a RAM clutch in it from the PREVIOUS owner. I have tortured that clutch like a POW for 12K miles. Track, street, and just plain playing hell with it.

    For the FIRST time last week it slipped a little on a 1-2 powershift. But, I tortured it a little this weekend, and she didn't slip a bit. STILL might be good. I know one thing, if I get another clutch its gonna be the same one. A RAM!
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    which ram u got roastem?

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    I have no idea. The prev owner said he just recently installed a new RAM clutch, I just took his word for it. He didn't lie about anything so far when it came to pre-buy details. Matter of fact, he left out some important upgrades he had done.

    The only thing I haven't done to that car is take the engine out, or remove the bellhousing. I have done just about everything else.

    I would suspect it was the Street/Strip clutch. I think it is rated up to 600 HP. Don't quote me on that Tony.

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    k just talked to mike at new era and decided on the ram hd good for 600hp..install is monday..300 bucks....sound fair? i think it does..ill let everyone know my impressions of it

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    It does sound like a fair price. I would pay 300 just to have someone else have that particular headache. I am a die-hard-do-it-yourselfer, but on taking that tranny out using two jackstands and a regular jack by myself, I will pass.

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    hmmm... I might actually just get a RAM HD instead of spending $1000 for a tex! I'll spend the difference on something else!


    ~~~so what do you think of it so far tonyjnjz?

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    its being installed tuesday

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    o ok....

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    update!!!!! dropped the car off today..mike called me an hr later with BAD news.......pieces of the clutch went right thru my bellhousing!!!!!!! ooops..i knew those sparks at the track last yr were bad news

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    o wow! that sucks! so what now? do you just have to buy a new bellhousing or how would you get it fixed?

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    new one.....300 beans

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    ok first impressions after 20 miles ..ram HD with new bilet flywheel.....clutch pedel is SUPER stiff but engagment is ultra smoooth compared with the spec 3 i previously had...engagment is immediate off the floor..not sure if this is right but i like it....will it become less stiff after it breaks in?? will the engagment spot come up some?? ill let everyone know how it holds after its boken in..gonna be a while...so far i really like it..very easy to drive if u have a strong leg and dont do much heavy traffic driving which i do not

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    Keep us posted, think I need a clutch soon too.

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    how does the LS7 clutch hold up?
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    100 miles....LOVE it...pedal has gotten a lil softer..engagment is butter smooth...i cant tell ya how well it holds still its broken in though...even then i wont be running with DRs .just sticky street tires..so far i hightly recommend the ram HD

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