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    Centerforce Dual Friction PROBLEM!!!

    I just replaced the clutch in my 2000 camaro with a centerforce dual friction clutch, new flywheel, and new throw out bearing..... problem is....... the pedal is really low. There is NO room for error.... I do understand this is a racing clutch but its just so drastic I dont know if its right. I bled it today and no change.... please help!!!! The pedal has to be to the floor and is only at about 25%.

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    Bump to the top for you!

    Unfortunately the words "Centerforce Dual Friction PROBLEM" seem to be all too common. I was considering one of these as well until I heard more feedback from the others here.
    2002 Camaro SS M6, 2.5 PRC 5.3L heads, TFS 228/230 cam, FAST 92, bolt ons + a 10 lb bottle in the back.


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    I have one and it seems to be stock height to me.

    Sorry I am not more help, but I just thought you should know that that is not the norm with these clutches.

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    You may need to shim the slave cylinder.
    P/N IZM525 from speedinc http://www.ls1speed.com/catagory.cfm...y=Transmission look about 2/3 the way down on this site to see what I am talking about.

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    Not a racing clutch, it's a pos. Do your homework next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Not a racing clutch, it's a pos. Do your homework next time.
    That was a mean thing to say. I did my homework for 4 months and even asked on this site back between October 2005-February 2006 and NOONE gave me warning. So maybe you might want to be a little nicer to the unknowing.

    It is however like INMY01TA stated a POS. More than likely you will be changing it out within 6 months, especially if you get on it a bit.

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    Sorry, must have missed your old post or I would have.

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    NO its a crapy clutch not a racing clutch if I were you I would get a better clutch for back up when it gos like a Mcleod or stage 2+ OR 3+ SPEC Clutch. a long time ago I had a Centerforce it only lasted 2months the clutch just was'nt right and I am a good driver soon the driving was'nt my problem.
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    the weights on those are a joke and cause seriously bad vibrations that can eat the bearings right out of the transmission. pull it out and get a spec stage 3+ or mcleod big difference in performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindseyamaya View Post
    I just replaced the clutch in my 2000 camaro with a centerforce dual friction clutch, new flywheel, and new throw out bearing..... problem is....... the pedal is really low. There is NO room for error.... I do understand this is a racing clutch but its just so drastic I dont know if its right. I bled it today and no change.... please help!!!! The pedal has to be to the floor and is only at about 25%.

    i have a CF DF clutch, and I have many miles and track passes on it, the clutch works fine.

    in regards to people bitching about clutch, take into consideration:
    -people bitch before praise
    -follow what other say
    -you dont know how good the install was
    -you dont know how well they can actually drive stick.
    -every clutch has been bitched about, spec being notorious for people complaining


    in regards to your issue:

    either try bleeding again
    check the master and slave for leaks
    make sure the pressure plate is securely fastened to the flywheel.
    (use loctite or safety wire the bolts if the pressure plate pulled away from the flywheel)

    if the pressure plate is not fastened evenly or has pulled off the flywheel the pedal will be low and finally not disengage the clutch

    as stated it the slave may need to be shimmed


    I do agree that depending on you future plans for HP, definitely go mcleod.

    I'm currently at 432rwhp. I will go mcleod this winter when i take the car up to 900+rwhp

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    Textralia isn't bad either.over a year on mine and still grabs like new. 432 rwhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniversary30 View Post
    Textralia isn't bad either.over a year on mine and still grabs like new. 432 rwhp


    textralia is a good clutch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanez7 View Post
    textralia is a good clutch!
    What exactly are you going to do to your car for 900rwhp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    What exactly are you going to do to your car for 900rwhp?

    370 iron block
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    theres more details to it, above is just a few of the engine details. Its a very $$$$$ build in just parts.

    its going to be fast but safe and reliable, nothing budget about it

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    who you havin do the work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anniversary30 View Post
    who you havin do the work ?
    I'm doing the work but buying the parts from speed inc.
    its what I always do... I'm lucky enough to have a close friend with a lift in his garage. Makes car work so easy....

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    Cool. I think I need to build a garage with a lift in it.

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