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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012 Thread Starter
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Just came back from car show noticed that my clutch pedal was almost out all the way till clutch engaged. Didnot smell any clutch works fine around town driving. Got into boost while leaving show. Have adjustable lower control arms and heavy duty sway bars front and rear. The rear didnot fishtale stayed nice and straight. I guess its possible for clutch to slip at high RPMs and not smell clutch. Have 30000 miles on car. Anyone have this issue?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012
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Is it a stock clutch?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012 Thread Starter
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Yes it is 30000 miles on car

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012
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You're running FI though? 30k miles is not a lot for a clutch on a stock car, but obviously if you're making more HP than stock, and more importantly more torque, the clutch can and will burn out faster, depending on the driving style.

If its manual, do a 20mph fifth gear test. Cruise up to 20 or so, then go into fifth, and shift it going into full throttle immediately, like you were going from wot 2nd to wot 3rd. If the rpms are too high for that speed, or if your engine revs without a corresponding change in speed, the clutch is slipping. That is not a good test for high end slipping however, and the only other test I know is the infamous hill test. Other than getting it inspected and/or outright replacing it, and if you're not smelling any burning, I do not know a way to reasonably diagnose the problem.
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Thanks, I was looking a Exedy flywheel, mach 400 clutch good for 510 ft/lb torque. Anyone have any experience with these?

Saleen Supercharger 3.4" Pulley from Brenspeed, JLT 110 mm CAI, Detriot Rocker Cams from Brenspeed, Meziere Electric Water Pump, GT500 Fuel Pumps w/ 39lb Injectors, FRPP 3.73 Gears, SLP LT Headers and Highflow Cats w/ X-pipe, Pypes Mufflers, Full Cervini's Body Kit w/Ram Air Hood and New Tail Light Conversion Kit
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I chose the Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel and the McLeod RST Twin Disk Clutch. Just one word if you haven't had much experience with the aftermarket realm of flywheels and high performance clutches... They will not drive the same, especially if you have aftermarket cams. I'm not too familiar with the lightweight steel flywheels, but with aluminum flywheels, you don't have the same inertia and rotating mass so starting off you will find that you will need to provide more throttle to get the rpms up and not stall the car. Also with the high performance clutches, the feel is not the same and will take some getting used to. All are easy to overcome, just know the car will drive different. Good luck in your choices.

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