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#1 White 89

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

i have all my parts for my V1 S trim install minus the blow thru carburator that im going to buy very soon. Not to long ago i picked up a TKO600 transmission which came with everything minus the clutch. Sometime soon I am thinking march time frame i want to go ahead and have the TKO600 installed. I need to buy a clutch. After the transmission goes in we are going to tackle installing the V1 S trim. when its all said and done im looking at around 450-475rwhp according to Roger from C&S carbs.

 

So what kind of clutch would you recommend for my set up. I am going to pretty much street drive this car all the time. I'd like to have something very close to factory pedal. I dont want a super stiff pedal. this is all new to me as far as higher horsepower manual cars. I dont know how a spec 3 clutch feels or any of the other types. Something that is smooth and has a nice pedal would be ideal for what im imagining. I understand that I might not get that though.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

to hold that kinda power something like a spec stage 3 is about the level of clutch youd want imo.......but obviously your gonna have a stiffer pedal since the clamping force of the pressure plate is greater ....   with that being said I believe the stage 3 is going to have about 30%  percent greater clamping capacity so you can basically expect similar as to the pedal feel .....I had good luck with the ram HD  on my car which is similar to the clutch you had mentioned ....if you really wanted it to move like butter you could always do the hydraulic tob setup that's out there ......or the other option is to do a dual disc setup of which I don't have any experience with but a lot of guys are using with great success,   theyre a little pricey and are a bit harder to setup from what I hear   but have good pedal feel and a large clamp capacity from what ive heard about um


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

I had a stage 2 spec at  525 rwhp without issues.  The pedal wasn't bad to me.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

what about something like this?

 

http://www.mcleodrac...T Twin Disc.mcl


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

You could also run a dual friction and be fine
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

i know it used to be hard to find a bad review of the centerforce df, but i havent even heard it mentioned in a few years, dunno if theyre still any good or if theres something better (other than the mcleod you linked, but the df is a lot cheaper last i checked).  i know i had a spec stage 1 when i first swapped to the t5, and that was a royal pain in the ass (well, leg and foot really, bastard was stiff as hell and "unfeatherable")


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

I got a spec 3+ with my tranny however I have not installed it yet but the previous owner said that he noticed very little difference bw his stock clutch and the spec 3+.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

what about something like this?

 

http://www.mcleodrac...T Twin Disc.mcl

 

I can't personally comment on Mcleod clutches since I have never ran one, but I've seen a lot of bad stuff about them recently.  Might have to do with which one you get also though.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

who has a twin disk set up..tell me about it. what do you like about it what kind is it and how much did it cost.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

If you are interested in a twin setup the Ram dual disc is the way to go.  They drive almost like stock with a very light pedal effort and they have been able to hold all the power we have every put to them.   The McLeod on the other hand has had numerous issues....

 

For your powerlevel a dual disc really isn't necessary but if you are after the best in power holding capabilities and performance then the Ram dual is what you are after.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:42 PM

I recently installed a new Centerforce Dual Friction clutch with a new replacement spec friction disc. I love it. I'm running a Vortech blower pushing 12 lbs. and I usually launch it around 5k+ RPMs.
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