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LS7 Clutch Junk or Good????

This is a discussion on LS7 Clutch Junk or Good???? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Originally Posted by INMY01TA A Z06 weighs about 500lbs less than an f bod. "rated for 450hp" doesn't mean anything. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    A Z06 weighs about 500lbs less than an f bod. "rated for 450hp" doesn't mean anything. I wouldn't use one if your car is to see the track at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    And Ive seen cars at the track pushin 500+rwhp with more weight and runnin LS7 clutch for over a season with no issues, whats your point

    LS7 is a perfect clutch for bolt ons.
    LS7 is a pretty good clutch for most H/C packages
    LS7 is not that good of clutch for big time H/C packages
    LS7 is not good at all for FI

    That's pretty much how it boils down to it. No clutch is going to last forever. I've seen and talked to alot of guys running that clutch with no issues, thats why I bought one and love it

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    OK you win

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    would it be worth buying one when planning FI in ~5 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    would it be worth buying one when planning FI in ~5 years?
    Sure, if you want to buy a 2nd clutch in 5 years.

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    how much hp/tq can the Textralia OZ700 hold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    how much hp/tq can the Textralia OZ700 hold?
    Google is your friend. Go to Textralia's website and look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    OK you win
    Not trying to win, just stating what I've seen and heard for years. There is plenty stronger clutches then the LS7 but its not going to magically fall apart at the track if it isn't over powered

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    would it be worth buying one when planning FI in ~5 years?
    Kiss the LS7 bye bye if you use any type of FI, it won't last. Go with a stronger clutch.
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    If you are going to beat the shit out of a clutch, why wouldn't you just put a stronger clutch in there to begin with?

    I don't see your argument really.

    You can get a much stronger clutch for just a little more coin. Why would you even risk spending all that money on a LS7 clutch and find out 2 years or so down the road that wow...I've made 50-100 passes on this thing now and it is starting to slip.

    You are comparing your own story of your clutch (feathering it out because you are running STREET tires) to a REAL drag racer who doesn't use street tires and might be dumping a clutch at very high RPMs.

    That is like comparing apples to pumpkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    If you are going to beat the shit out of a clutch, why wouldn't you just put a stronger clutch in there to begin with?

    I don't see your argument really.

    You can get a much stronger clutch for just a little more coin. Why would you even risk spending all that money on a LS7 clutch and find out 2 years or so down the road that wow...I've made 50-100 passes on this thing now and it is starting to slip.

    You are comparing your own story of your clutch (feathering it out because you are running STREET tires) to a REAL drag racer who doesn't use street tires and might be dumping a clutch at very high RPMs.

    That is like comparing apples to pumpkins.
    I see your point but I do dump the thing on streets. It doesn't get babied its entire life $400 isn't a little more coin IMHO but opinions differ OP said Cam with bolt ons and some track use at first, then the LS7 is fine. If you are going to track the shit out of it and add tons of power, then go big or go home. My stock clutch before this had hundreds of passes at the track (My first couple times I just dropped it at higher RPM's ) and it held through out the years with bolt ons

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    How much coin are you wasting by installing (2) different clutches and spending money on the first clutch that doesn't last?

    Plus dropping the trans twice and paying for labor if you take it some where?

    WAY more than $400...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    How much coin are you wasting by installing (2) different clutches and spending money on the first clutch that doesn't last?

    Plus dropping the trans twice and paying for labor if you take it some where?

    WAY more than $400...
    I agree with that but bigger and better clutches are not always street friendly (leg fatigue) and chatter.

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    OZ700.....700lbs of torque...wow im an idiot

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    the oz is a great clutch. you cannot slip it alot or it will be a paper weight fast. I had a customer with one in a 559 rwhp 2010 camaro and in 8k miles it was junked. I have had great sucess with them in Vettes and F- bodys. I really like Spec clutches in F-body cars. I have had two in mine and loves them. the key to Spec life is the setup and not slipping them much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksls1ta View Post
    the oz is a great clutch. you cannot slip it alot or it will be a paper weight fast. I had a customer with one in a 559 rwhp 2010 camaro and in 8k miles it was junked. I have had great sucess with them in Vettes and F- bodys. I really like Spec clutches in F-body cars. I have had two in mine and loves them. the key to Spec life is the setup and not slipping them much.

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    Define your meaning of slipping

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    using the clutch as a traction aid.

    not fully letting out the pedal to make the tires hook.

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    I see. Well i just need a good dd clutch that can handle a bolton ls6 that will oneday be forged and FI with a few passes a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    How much coin are you wasting by installing (2) different clutches and spending money on the first clutch that doesn't last?

    Plus dropping the trans twice and paying for labor if you take it some where?

    WAY more than $400...
    +1 Didn't want to be stuck in that situation. No huge plans as of yet but you never know.

    Just got my car back today with the stage 3 monsters and it chatters like hell, i've heard its bad at first but should be down to almost no chatter after the break in
    Will keep posted how it goes but for now its not the nicest to drive around town.

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    I'll just say this much, after running a LS7 clutch in mine for the past 3yrs I'll never buy one again. Your very limited once you make the switch. Since you have to run a LS2 flywheel to make it work you can only use a LS7 pressure plate. And that adjustable pressure plate will eventually give you problems, especially if your master starts to go. Then your only option is another stock master cause if you try to toss a Tick in on a LS7 set-up that broke in with a stock master it will have engaugement issues. You can thank the adjustable pressure plate for that mess.

    For a cost effective alternative if you wanna just re-use your stock flywheel look into a Diamond clutch, their basic kit is rated a little higher than a LS7 & comes with a non-adjustable pressure plate, so if you every need to replace the master you can put whatever you want in without having to worry about it.

    Personally I think money would be better spent on something other than a LS7 set-up in the long run.
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    off topic, but i put an LS7 in mine about 4 months ago, and it takes very little slippage for it to stink, it doesnt under normal driving, but like, trying to get up my driveway in reverse, 3 point turn arounds, etc. and I can smell it.

    is that normal

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    man...those last two comments made me throw out the LS7.
    Im thinking Monster Stage 3 Premium or Spec 3+

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