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    Question Clutch break in?

    What are the guidlines for breaking ina clutch? How long/many miles does it take also? Any help is appreciated. Im getting ready to put in a LS7 clutch/flywheel and new slave. Thanks!

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    I have replaced mine a few times, and I was always told to be easy on it for about 500 miles to avoid hotspots on the flywheel, which will result in chatter.


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    agreed.... still breaking mine in as well... Sucks when you don't hardly ever put miles on the car...
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    yup 500 miles no hard accels. are you installing it your self?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    yup 500 miles no hard accels. are you installing it your self?
    Installed mine once...Hell on earth...granted I did not have a lift LOL. If you have a lift its not bad...But at this point I'd rather pay some one lol.

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    ive done it twice and about to do it again. but this time i have the engine out as well. so it should be much easier lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    yup 500 miles no hard accels. are you installing it your self?
    yea, me and a buddy are going to do it at his house.

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    and im guessing that its 500 miles of city driving (using the clutch more)? or by any chance will freeway work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
    and im guessing that its 500 miles of city driving (using the clutch more)? or by any chance will freeway work?
    LOL. Yea I dont know about that haha, gonna need to at least use the clutch.

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    Definitely city driving...

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    well i put my ls7 clutch in the day before a track day. Drove 100 miles city driving and then went to the track. No problems at all but it has tobe city on the e-way you don't clutch as much. i'am not saying not to do the 500 miles probably a good idea! just saying mine is fine after 100 mile break in

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