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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012 Thread Starter
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Clutch and transmission difference between 2013 gt base and premium

My brother and I have the same car, his is a base with 6spd and mine is the same just premium. They have the same mileage give or take a thousand.
Over the holiday we drove each others and his clutch was incredibly heavy in comparison to mine.
Has anyone had the opportunity to drive both or are we just loosing it?


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Same clutch and everything in both cars

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have one of you done the cluth spring removal?

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My brother and I have the same car, his is a base with 6spd and mine is the same just premium. They have the same mileage give or take a thousand.
Over the holiday we drove each others and his clutch was incredibly heavy in comparison to mine.
Has anyone had the opportunity to drive both or are we just loosing it?
Please make an appointment with your Ford dealers for diagnosis if you’re experiencing any concerns with your vehicles, Ima13yrold. Then, please PM me with your VIN, dealer, mileage, full name, and best daytime number so I can escalate this to the customer service manager for your area and help get it resolved.

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My brother and I have the same car, his is a base with 6spd and mine is the same just premium. They have the same mileage give or take a thousand.
Over the holiday we drove each others and his clutch was incredibly heavy in comparison to mine.
Has anyone had the opportunity to drive both or are we just loosing it?


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My 2012 gt premium lost the clutch in the first 300 miles. Before it went it was heavy like you explained. They replaced it with a completely different clutch (not just another new one but different part numbers) and it was very light after that. Worked much better as well. My dealership (take with a grain of salt) said ford was changing manufacturers due to the failures that kept popping up and that I received one of the new ones. It's very possible you have two different clutches if the dealership's information was correct.
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My 2012 gt premium lost the clutch in the first 300 miles. Before it went it was heavy like you explained. They replaced it with a completely different clutch (not just another new one but different part numbers) and it was very light after that. Worked much better as well. My dealership (take with a grain of salt) said ford was changing manufacturers due to the failures that kept popping up and that I received one of the new ones. It's very possible you have two different clutches if the dealership's information was correct.
As a point of reference, when was your car built? Then the OP and his brother can check their build dates to see.
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Hmm if you have similar build dates, your cars are probably identical.

I only know that the late build 11s and 12s got a different clutch setup.

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Aside from the stiffness do the clutches feel the same way in terms of clicks and stuff? How far apart are the two built?

As a reference I have a 12/2010 2011 GT and my buddy has a 2012 GT built a few months later and I know his is a lot softer. I also noticed mine clicked louder during engagement, which was silenced (for a few months) by my dealer greasing the pedal assembly which made it a lot softer too.

But neither are nearly as stiff as the 2008 GT my other friend has
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Hmm if you have similar build dates, your cars are probably identical.

I only know that the late build 11s and 12s got a different clutch setup.

-2012 Grabber Blue GT 6M Premium w/ Brembos, Glass Roof, HID security pkg, Rear Camera, 401a, FRPP GT500 Axle-backs, Front Pioneer TS-D6802R speakers, JHR bracket, Bondra clutch extension.
-1986 Mazda RX-7 GX - Fast Mirage 16" Wheels, Sumo Firenza 205/60R Tires, slotted brakes + performance pads. Otherwise factory stock.
-2008 Mazda Mazda3 GT Sport - Stock, 5MT.
-2004 Volvo XC90 T5 - Comfort pkg, safety pkg.
-1995 Infiniti G20 - Sold, Pioneer head unit, lighting mods, miss it dearly.
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Thanks for the feed back they were bought from the same dealer and I wanna say build dates are within 2 months.
There aren't any clicks or odd noises outside of the typical.
But you guys would say by and large the lighter weight is more the "norm"?


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Yes the hydraulic clutch in these cars is pretty light. He should probably get that checked out.

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Thanks for the feed back they were bought from the same dealer and I wanna say build dates are within 2 months.
There aren't any clicks or odd noises outside of the typical.
But you guys would say by and large the lighter weight is more the "norm"?


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I think the newer the car, the lighter they are. Hydraulic clutches in general are light but my buddy's 2008 GT is pretty heavy. I'd say go sit in a few GTs at the dealer and try out their clutches.

I'd avoid bringing anything into the dealer if it' just a 'feeling difference' because I don't like others driving my car :P I remember for my first new car, I took it in for every little difference I spotted and I don't know if anything was made better. For example my steering wheel on that car was a little off center (NOT alignment) but they realigned it and it didn't make any difference. Turns out the upright 'center' of the wheel on those cars were aligned with the car dash not the driver.
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