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This is a discussion on ls7 clutch on a ls1? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; has anybody used the ls7 clutch kit without the slave shim? Is it ok without the slave shim or does ...

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    has anybody used the ls7 clutch kit without the slave shim? Is it ok without the slave shim or does it work like shit?

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    Has anybody used this clutch kit without the slave shim? and how does it work?

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    Will this clutch be alright with a 150 shot of nitrous?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicWs6 View Post
    Will this clutch be alright with a 150 shot of nitrous?

    As long as your not pushing too much further than 500hp, you're good. They were engineered to hold a Z06 at 505hp.

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    awesome thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang=Breakfast View Post
    As long as your not pushing too much further than 500hp, you're good. They were engineered to hold a Z06 at 505hp.
    I wouldn't bet on it. The ZO6 is like 400-500lbs lighter. If I was gonna race the car let alone spray it I'd look elsewhere. My .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang=Breakfast View Post
    As long as your not pushing too much further than 500hp, you're good. They were engineered to hold a Z06 at 505hp.
    I believe that is a flywheel rating not a rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I wouldn't bet on it. The ZO6 is like 400-500lbs lighter. If I was gonna race the car let alone spray it I'd look elsewhere. My .02
    Good point, except the LS7 engine makes the Z06 only about 200-300lb lighter, they come in at ~3150, and we're at what, ~3400. Correct me if I'm wrong. At any rate, I would say any more than 450 to the wheels, you would be better off with higher performance clutch, especially if you don't plan on stopping your mods at 450

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    I believe that is a flywheel rating not a rear wheel.
    Yeah, thought about that after posting. But I have a question...wouldn't GM slightly overrate the clutch, like say to hold more horsepower than what the car has...they have to know that people are going to make those things faster....or do they care....or do they make money off the aftermarket scene?

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    I think a typical C5 weighs like 3150lbs. My friends old C5 ZO6 weighed less than 3100lbs. C6 ZO6 is gonna be lighter still. Doesn't matter what gm rates these clutches. A stock f bod clutch never held stock power very long so I wouldn't go by that. Why anyone who's car is gonna see track time + spray wojuld wanna use a stock (GM) clutch is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang=Breakfast View Post
    Good point, except the LS7 engine makes the Z06 only about 200-300lb lighter, they come in at ~3150, and we're at what, ~3400. Correct me if I'm wrong. At any rate, I would say any more than 450 to the wheels, you would be better off with higher performance clutch, especially if you don't plan on stopping your mods at 450
    I think my car at least is quite a bit heavier especially in street trim. I completely agree though. As I am with almost 400 RWHP I don't plan on a LS7 clutch just because if I start modding much more I will be pushing the limits (though the stocker has held up really well even with 131k miles)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang=Breakfast View Post
    Yeah, thought about that after posting. But I have a question...wouldn't GM slightly overrate the clutch, like say to hold more horsepower than what the car has...they have to know that people are going to make those things faster....or do they care....or do they make money off the aftermarket scene?
    They put a 10 bolt in my car I think the clutch is probably underrated a bit since the motor most likely is as well. I would not expect them to put much more then what is needed though not very cost effective for them and I would bet the majority of Vette owners don't modify their cars much at all.

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    what clutch would you recommend for 500+?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicWs6 View Post
    what clutch would you recommend for 500+?
    I have not done enough research into it yet since my clutch is holding up just fine, but what I have looked into and had places like sixspeedinc recommend was either McCloud (sp?) or for the more budget friendly a spec 3.

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    Textralia FTW as far as 500+. I don't know the specific clutch name, but Textralia is the brand

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    my buddy has the spec 3+ and it didnt last 6 months when he started spraying. ill look into that Textralia one. Do you know anything else about it as far as pedal feel and chatter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicWs6 View Post
    my buddy has the spec 3+ and it didnt last 6 months when he started spraying. ill look into that Textralia one. Do you know anything else about it as far as pedal feel and chatter?

    I've read on other threads people recommending the Textralia over the Spec 3 because of the infamous chatter. Pedal is obviously going to be harder, as some Textralia clutches will hold up to around 1000hp....but they are expensive. If you want quality, you gotta have cash....or credit...or good drugs to sell

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    Mcleod, Textrailia, and Ram all offer good setups. I have a Mcleod kevlar single disc for about 30,000 miles or so. Still holds 6,000+rpm dumps on ET Streets.

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    lol! ya i know if you want the best things it usually never comes cheap. well thanks alot, im gonna research it now! thanks 4 the info man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatsrice View Post
    has anybody used the ls7 clutch kit without the slave shim? Is it ok without the slave shim or does it work like shit?
    I replaced both my slave and master with no changes, I pulled them out of the box and bolted them in and it works fine. When I installed my Ls7 clutch.

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