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Clutch life.....

This is a discussion on Clutch life..... within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Simple Question, how long are you guy's clutches lasting? What kind would also be benneficial.......

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    MANWHORE TEAM suede's Avatar
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    Clutch life.....

    Simple Question, how long are you guy's clutches lasting? What kind would also be benneficial....
    Black 2000 Trans am WS.6, P&P MAF & TB, TB bypass, Fernco, Volant CAI, EGR! and AIR!, Kooks 1 7/8" race headers, QTP ORY W/Dual E-cutouts, Spec 3 clutch, RAM master and slave cylinders, 20% tint, 2 Alpine 10's/Rockford 1200amp, Pioneer head-unit, Corsa Clones, Metallic Silver Stripes, TTMs,

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    no one?

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    Mine has lasted over 20k miles, and seems like it'll last another 20-30k miles. I have a Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch.... Not a horrible clutch but might as well get a stock one. Next clutch I buy will be either a Textrailia or a Spec Stage 3+

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    LS7 holds 500hp and feels like stock.

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    CLUTCH LIFE.............. Ther are SO MANY variables that need to be accounted for. The main one is the driver. Then the install. Also the vehicle that its going in ( a clutch thats rated for 400hp shouldnt go in a 500hp vehicle.) This is the tip of the iceberg. It is very frustrating trying to research clutches to find the "right" one. You will find that for every good review there is also a poor one. Remember that these are all opinions. IMO, its more important how the clutch was driven than the mileage it was driven for. For example, I can tell you that a Spec 3+ with a Spec steel flywheel only lasted me 6,000 miles. But the variables are that I didnt break it in properly, the 6,000 miles are all track passes, I either dumped the clutch at 6,000rpm with slicks or slipped the shit out of it with street radials, and I sprayed off the line with 850rwhp. Or Lil' Johnny can say I got 30,000 miles out of the same clutch but Lil' Johnny drives like a 90 year old woman and only has a lid and an exhaust. So, what are you really looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acceleration Junky View Post
    CLUTCH LIFE.............. Ther are SO MANY variables that need to be accounted for. The main one is the driver. Then the install. Also the vehicle that its going in ( a clutch thats rated for 400hp shouldnt go in a 500hp vehicle.) This is the tip of the iceberg. It is very frustrating trying to research clutches to find the "right" one. You will find that for every good review there is also a poor one. Remember that these are all opinions. IMO, its more important how the clutch was driven than the mileage it was driven for. For example, I can tell you that a Spec 3+ with a Spec steel flywheel only lasted me 6,000 miles. But the variables are that I didnt break it in properly, the 6,000 miles are all track passes, I either dumped the clutch at 6,000rpm with slicks or slipped the shit out of it with street radials, and I sprayed off the line with 850rwhp. Or Lil' Johnny can say I got 30,000 miles out of the same clutch but Lil' Johnny drives like a 90 year old woman and only has a lid and an exhaust. So, what are you really looking for?

    Just Curious, how would install effect clutch life, Im not second guessing you Im just wondering? Like getting oil on the clutch or flywheel, or not using a clutch alignment tool?

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    Ive had my Mcleod single disc kevlar for like 5 years and over 30,000 miles. Still holds 6,000rpm dumps on ET Streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin93 View Post
    Just Curious, how would install effect clutch life, Im not second guessing you Im just wondering? Like getting oil on the clutch or flywheel, or not using a clutch alignment tool?
    Yeah, I was talking about contaminating the FW, PP, and disk. The dowels really make it simple to line everything up. But ofcourse I also meant the usual install errors that can occur like stripping threads, failing to torque bolts properly, ect.

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    Factory clutches in my '77 C10, 350 3-on-the-tree, and '82 Z28, 305. 4 speed,
    both lasted about 100K miles.

    I once had a '96 K1500 5 speed, it still had the factory clutch at nearly 100K
    miles when the ex totaled it.

    I have a bit over 61K on the '00 SS, factory clutch still going strong.

    I don't race, though. I've seen many clutches go up in smoke on the drag strip.

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    127K DD miles, 300+ Streetruns, 30+ Track Passes and my Original Clutch is still going.
    Will be replacing with LS7/LS2 Combo when it finally goes, maybe this winter.
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    75 k on stocker gonna replace it soon, slipping sometimes

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    I'm just under 240,000 miles and it's time to replace. Car is jumping when taking off in 1st gear and made a strange noise last week when I shifted from 4th to 2nd. I'm not mad at all and I drive; 5,000 plus RPMs each day.

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    About 48K on my original. I'll see how long that last when I get to the track with the new 9", line lock and ET Streets!

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    I killed a SPEC 5 in 5K miles. It was my own fault...tried to go cheap and use the stock flywheel. Machine shop took too much off...

    Been running a SPEC 4 now for 5K miles. Still grabbing perfect. Gets abused.
    It has held up a few 6000+ RPM dumps.
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