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This is a discussion on resurfacing within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; is it true that you can't resurface a flywheel on the ls1 or any lsx motor? Also, how pertinent is ...

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    is it true that you can't resurface a flywheel on the ls1 or any lsx motor? Also, how pertinent is it to change the flywheel assuming there doesn't seem to be any damage or hot spots? Thanks

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    Good question. I'm interested in knowing this also even though I already have my clutch/flywheel.

    BTW - Are you just changing the clutch b/c you are pulling the trans?

    Did you pick a clutch out yet?

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    Yeah I figured its prob the orig clutch with 140k on it. I picked up new spec stage 2 for 170 on ebay and I found a flywheel for 170 too. Why not change it if I'm droppings the trans. How hard is the clutch change anyways? I've been doing some research, seems doable.

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    I had mine done while I had my transmission rebuild by RPM, so I didn't physically do it as the place that I took my car to did the install for free being the trans was already out.

    I think once you have the trans out it's not that bad at all. I got the Spec 3+. I like the feel of it. Very streetable and almost feels stock, a little firmer, which I like.

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    I can't wait to replace those syncros, I hate that sound when I slam it in second. Dropping the trans to bring it in doesn't seem all that bad either. Anyone else got anything?

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    I pulled my tranny in the driveway by myself its not bad at all. You gata pull the tranny off the bell housing first then pull the bell housing off the block and if replacing the slave disconnect the hydralic line first, I used an A/C disconnect tool popped right off

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    Thanks for that vote of confidence. I should prob replace the slave too huh? What about the resurfacing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    Thanks for that vote of confidence. I should prob replace the slave too huh? What about the resurfacing?
    I would relpace it im doing mine just waiting for parts(story of my life) as far as flywheel people said you cant but i didint look into it much since I went w/ ls7 setup (u cant use ls1 or ls6 flywheel). below is the instructions I used but if putting a new slave in disconnect line first and dont worry about pulling tranny back a few inches and unbolting the slave just pull it out then unbolt slave while tranns on the ground

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...ch_install.htm

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    Thanks again for the great info. Let me know how your instal goes!

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    Should be doing it next weekend I spent $1815 at kyspeed

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    I kept both my slave and master stock. My clutch disengages close to the floor and I don't have any issues. I also only have 15,700 miles on my car though. Since you have a good amount of miles, I'd also suggest changing what the other fellow said. Much easier to do it now with the trans out then wait a while just for it to go out and you to have to pull the trans again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    is it true that you can't resurface a flywheel on the ls1 or any lsx motor? Also, how pertinent is it to change the flywheel assuming there doesn't seem to be any damage or hot spots? Thanks
    Never heard of this ?

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    So are the guys at speed inc the only ones who know it can't be resurfaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egod View Post
    So are the guys at speed inc the only ones who know it can't be resurfaced?
    You can try asking Bob at Exotic Performance Plus. He might know. Don't have the number, but look them up online. They have a website.

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