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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 Spikito off topic, but i put an LS7 in mine about 4 months ago, and it takes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    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
    You must be really slippin it then. Mine has only smelled when I slipped it really harshly. Other than that I never have any smells.

    But yes, for the cost of a LS7 kit ready to install VS the cost of a Diamond kit which is the next in line price wise IMO anyway, I'd spend the few extra bucks to stay away from the adjustable plate.

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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?
    You can get a much stronger clutch for just a little more coin
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    My LS7 takes a licking and keeps on ticking with no issues. Just saying it how it is in my world.
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    I dont kno...still debating monster or spec

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    correction...he said C6Z... (505hp)
    so you have me wondering...my car wont see THAT many passes this summer because of the rear...however in 2-3 years it will have a fully built suspension and be primarily a weekend warrior...
    so should i go with a monster stage 3?
    thats what i just bought..........just as people said on here might as well get a better clutch since its going to be dropped. its a few hundred more but comes with a slave so its not too bad. I just figured spend more now than just replace the clutch again in a year when i add more and more power

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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.
    hahaha You got it!! Thats exactly what i though why not spend more now than later and doing the job twice is no fun

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    I am not posting in this thread anymore.

    OP - Start a new thread with a clutch install write-up with pics if you are doing it yourself. Good luck with whatever decision you make. Hopefully I won't be saying "I told you so" in about a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    I dont kno...still debating monster or spec
    Do not get a SPEC clutch. I do not know anything about Monster clutches so I can't comment on those. I'll throw in my recommendation however for what I know works. Mcleod, Textralia, and Ram.

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    chatter on my monster has already lessened a lot. pedal feels almost like stock

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    How many miles have you put on it already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    How many miles have you put on it already?
    about 120

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    chatter on my monster has already lessened a lot. pedal feels almost like stock
    I have seen several guys running those set-up comment on the chatter & they were told to go beat on it a little & the chatter will go away, it just needs to get broke in good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG_MIKE2005 View Post
    I have seen several guys running those set-up comment on the chatter & they were told to go beat on it a little & the chatter will go away, it just needs to get broke in good.
    I know I said I wasn't posting in here anymore, but this is exactly what I did with my Spec Stage 3+. The chatter is pretty much non-existent now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG_MIKE2005 View Post
    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.
    I've heard some other similar complaints about the LS7 pressure plates. I don't really care for the adjustable pressure plates myself, and would rather have the adjustments in the linkage or hydraulic systems set to my preferred freeplay.

    I'd rather spend more money and have something I'd be happier with. Besides,,, I don't go to the track to just pussyfoot around.

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    ok i put in an LS7 a few months back, and i never heard anything about an adjustable pressure plate....fill me in guys

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    They have a self adjusting ring around the fingers. After you use it for a while you should have noticed a change in pedal adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG_MIKE2005 View Post
    I have seen several guys running those set-up comment on the chatter & they were told to go beat on it a little & the chatter will go away, it just needs to get broke in good.
    I have heard that before from someone I met with the same clutch. I'm waiting for atleast 4-500 miles before I resort to that

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    yeah my engagement point is a little higher now than it was when it was first installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    They have a self adjusting ring around the fingers. After you use it for a while you should have noticed a change in pedal adjustment.
    Yep & the awsome thing some of these shops are not telling people is how that adjustable plate can screw them in the future. Honestly I dont think they really care as long as they can sell the units.

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