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Need new clutch, which one?

This is a discussion on Need new clutch, which one? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; yep it feels a lot better than stock but the release is a lot shorter at first so it takes ...

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    yep it feels a lot better than stock but the release is a lot shorter at first so it takes some getting used to

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    do you mean closer to the floor? explain...

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    yeah it releases a lot closer to the floor... it engages a lot earlier...

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    ok cool.. that is fine with me. have you or did you do the drill mod? I'm thinking of having them do it while they are doing the install.

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    nah i didn't bother with it.. but it definetly shifts a lot smoother than it did before.. smoother and faster

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    I've been reading up on this clutch setup aswell and from what I understand the clutch engagement will adjust as the clutch breaks in, meaning it should eventually engage higher off the floor.
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    wow... didn't know that.. .thanks for the info.

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    yeah it does break in. when i first got it, it was very touchy.. now it's not so bad.. just takes a day or two.

    the guy installing my headers kept trying to tell me there was something wrong with my clutch lol.. i kept telling him it was brand new and all he kept saying was... "nah nah.. no way. it shouldn't release that early. you need a new one"

    whatever lol..

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    IMO... there is nothing wrong with spec clutches... I think they are better than a stock LS-7 clutch.. they can take more clampin force for insantace stage 3 680 or a stage 2... and if its aroung the same price range.. why not upgrade..

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    they're about 2-300 more I think. I got my LS7 clutch for $398 including the flywheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    IMO... there is nothing wrong with spec clutches... I think they are better than a stock LS-7 clutch.. they can take more clampin force for insantace stage 3 680 or a stage 2... and if its aroung the same price range.. why not upgrade..
    I've heard too many horror stories of $700 Spec clutch setups failing within only a few thousand miles. Not to mention tons of issues with proper engagement. You can't run too stiff of a clutch in our cars, it takes its toll on the hydraulics.

    The LS7 is an OEM clutch, so its been durability tested by GM for use in a production vehicle. I'll trust that above all the other brands. And you can't beat $398 for an OE clutch and flywheel combo that will reliably hold 500WHP.

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    that was my thinking too.. being a GM made clutch I trust it more than spec clutch. Like you said, I've heard all kinds of stories of it burning up shortly after installation..

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    I got mine installed (ls7 clutch) yesterday and I love it. I also had them install the PRO 5.0 and love it too. I gotta say that this clutch is 10X better then the other p.o.s clutch I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    I've heard too many horror stories of $700 Spec clutch setups failing within only a few thousand miles. Not to mention tons of issues with proper engagement. You can't run too stiff of a clutch in our cars, it takes its toll on the hydraulics.

    The LS7 is an OEM clutch, so its been durability tested by GM for use in a production vehicle. I'll trust that above all the other brands. And you can't beat $398 for an OE clutch and flywheel combo that will reliably hold 500WHP.
    well when you go aftermarket with clutches sometimes you need a firewall adjuster to get the proper clutch engagement on the pedal. And it also depends on what the car is being used for.. If its just an all out drag car that you just take to a track.. I wouldn't use the LS-7 clutch.. I would go with something else like a twin disc.. The LS-7 clutch IMO would be good for a DD....

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    mine's a daily driver and it works fine for me

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    that makes 2 of us...(DD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    well when you go aftermarket with clutches sometimes you need a firewall adjuster to get the proper clutch engagement on the pedal. And it also depends on what the car is being used for.. If its just an all out drag car that you just take to a track.. I wouldn't use the LS-7 clutch.. I would go with something else like a twin disc.. The LS-7 clutch IMO would be good for a DD....
    What good is a firewall adjuster on a hydraulic clutch setup??

    Mines a DD as well, so LS7 it is for me when/if the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    What good is a firewall adjuster on a hydraulic clutch setup??

    Mines a DD as well, so LS7 it is for me when/if the time comes.
    its to adjust the pedal travel on a aftermarket clutch... sometimes the pedal is raise up further when you do an aftermarket clutch.. my buddy had to get one to get the right pedal travel.. He said its was like a truck.. hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARP211 View Post
    its to adjust the pedal travel on a aftermarket clutch... sometimes the pedal is raise up further when you do an aftermarket clutch.. my buddy had to get one to get the right pedal travel.. He said its was like a truck.. hahah
    I don't think you understand...

    Firewall adjusters are for cable clutches, we have hydraulic systems for our clutches.

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