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    Time for an LS7 clutch?

    More and more my pedal seems to be having the infamous return issue, I kinda wanna do the LS7 clutch kit, would it also be a good idea to replace the master cylinder, slave cylinder, throwout and pilot bearings? Money is sort of an issue as the wife and I just had a newborn, thanks and sorry if there are other threads on this, I'm a bit tired and lazy as I said we have a newborn

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    Congrats on the baby.

    How much HP do you have? Long-term goals for the car? If you are staying under 450, I would say the LS7 is a nice choice. It feels stock and lots of people on here run it and like it. When I replaced my clutch/flywheel I kept my 02 master and slave and don't have any issues. However, a lot of people like the adjustable one from tick. Do the drill mod also.

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    you'll love the LS7 if you don't plan on making more than 450 as said before. I got it last spring and it's been nothing but awesome for me. just make sure you get the updated slave cylinder...i forgot if the master was an issue too but i replaced it anyway when i got mine done

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    the LS7 clutch is good if below 450. The other parts are good to replace while in there just to be safe.

    let me know if we can help out on the items,

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    ^^^ i got everything from KYspeed, he'll hook you up with what you need. great vendor!

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    Thanks for the congrats and advice, I think I'm gonna go with the ls7 kit, a master and slave from an 02 ta. The only speculation I have is, the car daily drive, bought a little over a year ago with 79,900 on it, it now has 91k, only have a cold air, cut out, short stick, and skip shift elim, put 330hp and 340tq on the dyno, will the combination of parts be ok? Don't plan on modding for a while, if anything full bolt ons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red99TA View Post
    Thanks for the congrats and advice, I think I'm gonna go with the ls7 kit, a master and slave from an 02 ta. The only speculation I have is, the car daily drive, bought a little over a year ago with 79,900 on it, it now has 91k, only have a cold air, cut out, short stick, and skip shift elim, put 330hp and 340tq on the dyno, will the combination of parts be ok? Don't plan on modding for a while, if anything full bolt ons.
    LS7 will be a perfect fit for you, its what I run
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    everyone keeps saying "under 450"

    what if youre over 450?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    everyone keeps saying "under 450"

    what if youre over 450?
    Then its time is limited. Z06's are 505 flywheel which is around 460+ rwhp. From my knowledge, they start having clutch issues once you start modding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Then its time is limited. Z06's are 505 flywheel which is around 460+ rwhp. From my knowledge, they start having clutch issues once you start modding them.
    no i mean what clutch should be used

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    Anyone that is rated better then a LS7. Not really sure of what brand/type is better since I have did no research past the LS7

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    I would recommend a Textralia first, Monster clutch second, and then as a last choice a Spec clutch for higher HP numbers. I have the Spec Stage 3+ and it's rated for 850ft-lbs.

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    Tex is an awsome clutch and the spec is also.

    I have ran the Spec 3+ for years and love it.

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    Finally about to order my parts, with an adjustable master is there any other modifying that needs to be done (i.e.drill mod)? I'm def doin an ls7 clutch kit and a new slave, I haven't heard much about the adjustable masters, but through a site sponsor I found a ram adj master is cheaper than a stock unit. I found a gm drivetrain guy who will do everything for 375, but if anyone can shed some light on the master it'd be apprectiated

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    The Tick Master cylinder is the best out there. If it were me, I'd either use the GM one with the drill mod or the Tick.

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    Well I finally ordered everything, LS7 clutch kit, pilot bearing, slave cylinder, and master cylinder ($170.99 shipped on ebay from a gm dealer in chicago). Besides the rear main should is there anything else that I might as well get done? So far the shopping list is at $1200 with labor.

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    forget the drill mod and do the remote bleeder from kyspeed its $50 and sooooo much eaiser I got one when I did the ls7 clutch wich I LOVE grabs very nicley and has a stock feel with no hard pedal to kill your leg

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    Got everything installed, and my god is there a huge diff, apparantly my slave cyl was shot, throwout bearing fell off as he pulled the trans. My rear main housing was leaking so bad it had actually gotten on the clutch as well and the flywheel was a bit heat checked. The rear main seal I bought came with the rear main housing gasket thankfully. In the yr that I've owned the car, the clutch has never felt like this, gonna be hard to go 500 miles w/out wanting to toy around. Thanks Mark at KY, great clutch and fast shipping.

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    thanks for the purcase and hope to do more business with you in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red99TA View Post
    In the yr that I've owned the car, the clutch has never felt like this, gonna be hard to go 500 miles w/out wanting to toy around. Thanks Mark at KY, great clutch and fast shipping.
    I got mine from Mark also and did my install almost 2 weeks ago, It's been very hard not to do any hard launches yet. But I'm 1/2 way there to the 500 mile mark . I had a problem last Friday, the bolt for the torque arm backed out and gave me a good scare. Got a new one in last night with a good deal of threadlock. Make sure you triple check everything before taking off lift.

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