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just installed a dfx by centerforce clutch

Hi guys,i've just installed yesterday a DFX by centerforce performance clutch...I had driven the car for about 20 miles and the clutch seems more harder to use...Could it become a little bit easier after some miles?thanks a lot

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Hard to say...I had a centerforce dual friction clutch in my car and I was not a fan at all. The pedal was much harder to press. It does take time to break a clutch in though. You want to do a fair amount of stop and go driving to mate the clutch to the flywheel.

My current Spec 3+ clutch took me a good 700-1000 miles before it smoothed out and now I love it.


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i have just a single friction clutch i think...i drove the car today for about 100 miles and i have to release the pedal very gently..it is very frustrating in the traffic..i hope it become easier or i have to buy a new stock or an easier clutch..
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Ive never driven in a car with that cltch, but some clutches use a pressure plate with more clamping force so the pedal becomes harder to push. I dont think it will get easier but your leg will get stronger and you could grow used to it. Kinda like when I first got my 94 gt the pedal was alot harder to push then the sticks I was used to driving. Over time I grew used to it.
I use a Roush P51 cltch that uses the stock pressure plate and it is the same as stock as far as pedal feel.
Since you spent so much money on it why not see if you can get used to it.

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It should loosen up over time. Never been a fan of Centerforce clutches. Had one in my 93 Cobra and couldn't stand it.

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this is my clutch:Centerforce Clutches the guy who sells to me(modular mustang racing) told me that it was good for a daily driver...well,now i really don't know what to do...my old clutch has to been replaced,so i can't put it over again....i am looking around for another clutch kit...could be good one with dual friction?the driveability could be better?My stang is my daily driver...i don't watn to become crazy in driving..please help this young italian guy!
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Are you making any large amount of power? If not why not get a new stock clutch?

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I have just done minor jobs for my horsepower level...like tune+CAI,X-pipe,pulleys...I asked to him something a little bit more performance with a lot of durability but with a very smooth pedal,because the car is my daily driver...and he gaves me this dfx...i just read on the centerforce website the clutch needs 400-500 miles of stop and go before il becomes smootier...My idea was about an entry-level clutch...like a D-Spec stage 1...
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Most clutches need those kind of miles to break in so just take your time, don't get on it hard when you takeoff and see if you like it after break-in. I hated my spec 3+ until it was broken in, now I love it.

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After the break-in,how it feels?softer than the stock one or a little bit harder?how it is in daily driving?i really don't know what to do...i've found a guy Who is a race-driver in the italian drifting championship Who could retire my clutch and gives to' me a stock one just for 100 for mounting it..but i have more than a week to think over this offer..
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