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The Car Has to Wait Again For Exhaust

My poor GT, it's been a very loyal car to me, always does what I ask. I figured I'd reward it this year by finally giving it some love. I had a Borla Stinger system, A CAI, and front and rear strut tower braces all lined up to be bought come Wednesday or so of this upcoming week. Well I took the car off the jackstands to shake it out a little bit since here in St. Louis its forecasted to be gorgeous weather for at least 10 days. I was reminded of a little issue that I had hoped would go away on its own. The throwout bearing is dieing a slow death. I'm 99% sure that the problem is that. Which sucks, the cost to fix that (And replace the clutch since the big expense is just them opening the damn tranny in the first place) is equal to the stinger cat-back basically. Frustrating.

Oh well, it's a great car as is, I was just hoping to finally get to make it a little better.


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That sucks, but it just means you get to do a clutch upgrade instead of all that other stuff right now. Look into a decent clutch, and maybe even think about changing out the stock cast iron f/w for billet steel or aluminum while you're at it. Going with an alum. f/w definitely woke my car up a little bit, and didn't sacrifice much in terms of driveability. They are expensive though, around $350. The steel ones are less expensive.



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AAMCO is doing the clutch upgrade for me since the most expensive part is just taking the dang thing apart. I'm having him throw a upgraded OEM in there. I have no aspirations for an 800 hp monster, just a few simple bolt ons and suspension work. So a slightly tougher OEM type clutch will work just fine in this application. Either way, it'll be nice to be 100% confident in my car again.

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Might not be a bad idea to do a quadrant, cable, and firewall adjuster to the clutch system. It really makes it a lot better than the cheap stock stuff.
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