This is a discussion on SPEC sucks!!! within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; here is the long story short - SPEC stage 1 setup (steel flywheel, clutch disk and pressure plate) lasted under ...
08-17-2009, 06:36 AM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
- Pittsbrugh PA
- 1998 Trans Am
here is the long story short - SPEC stage 1 setup (steel flywheel, clutch disk and pressure plate) lasted under 5,000 miles on a bone stock WS6 Trans Am.
the long story is that I've driven a manual transmission cars as my DD's for the past 10 years and never had any issues. This set up was installed by a professional shop, and the proper break in procedures where followed. SPEC also refused to warranty anything.
I know some people like SPEC, but I had a horrible experience, their products instill zero confidence with me, and given the plethora of other set ups available I suggest no one take the chance on a SPEC stage 1 set-up.
08-17-2009, 06:52 AM #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- NEW JERSEY
- 2001 TRANS AM WS6
all the spec clutches are hit or miss from what I hear and for the price I would not take the chance you should look into an ls7 clutch I hear good things about them on near stock cars
08-18-2009, 10:48 AM #3
+1 on the ls7 clutch, roughly 400 for the clutch and ls2 flywheel. can't go wrong
08-28-2009, 06:12 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- The great red state of MD.
- 2001 Trans Am (sold)
I've been saying this for years. Junk. I recommend Mcleod clutches.
09-07-2009, 01:14 PM #5
My Spec 3 lasted 2000 miles DD. Changed to a GM stocker and lost very little grip and gained much more drivability. Spec clutches do NOT like to be ridden. One good traffic jam, and your clutch is glazed.
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