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    Which clutch?

    My son and I have a 1999 SS Camaro that is in need of a flywheel, disc and pressure plate change. I have heard of some techs using an LS7 assembly. Is this valid? I know that GM sells the complete assembly (part number 12587650 for 98-04) including flywheel. However I'm not so sure about putting it in. Any insight or suggestions are appreciated! Marty and Ryan

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    Hello Marty and Ryan.

    The LS7 is an effective upgrade to the stock LS1/LS6 clutch. From a cost standpoint, it's about the same (check out Scoggin Dickey Parts for a great price), however the holding power of the LS7 clutch is much better, however it still retains stock-like driveability.

    I installed the LS7 clutch on my car several months ago because I had the typical LS1 "sticky pedal" problem and it's worked like a dream. I've thrown 400+ rwhp at it for about 3,000 miles now and I haven't had the first hint of a problem with it. I've still yet to see how well it will hold up with the juice!

    While you're in there, you might as well go ahead and replace the slave cylinder as well.
    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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    ls7 w/ ls2 flywheel is the only way to go if your going to keep under or close to 400 rwhp

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    Thanks Midnight for the tip! I'll definately put one in. Already have replaced the TO bearing/slave with new GM. I looked on the site but had difficulty finding the clutch assembly you mentioned. Would you be so kind as to provide help and/or part numbers. Much appreciated. Marty and Ryan

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    i went with a Spec stage 3+ on my car... feels like stock and grabs like a mofo... no chatter but does take a few stop and go's to get used to...

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    I like the tex oz700 so far. haven't been to the track with it yet though. All depends on what you want to spend. it is rated at 700 hp from what they tell me though

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