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I have a 2005 V6 and I hate the clutch when driving in hilly San Francisco.

Has anyone ever upgraded with a stronger clutch?
 

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Do not, I repeat... DO NOT get a SPEC Stage I clutch.... it is nooo good
 

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Do not, I repeat... DO NOT get a SPEC Stage I clutch.... it is nooo good
+1 on that. Also what ever you do, do NOT have the flywheel resurfaced. I did and now I'm paying the price as my clutch is just starting to poop on me in less than 15k miles. The only bright side to that is that I get to get rid of that POS Spec clutch that I have hated since day 1. Specs customer service blows too fwiw.
 

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It looks like people have upgraded to the Spec 1 with horrible results. Why did you uprade in the 1st place?
 

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Well, I figured since I didn't have much more power than stock, a stage 2 would be too much and stage 3 is just out of the question.. I'd kill the car with a clutch that'd grip like that or lose my tires in a matter of days :p So I went with a stage 1 cause I wanted more holding power than stock with just as much feathering. In all reality, I should've either put OEM back in or centerforce d/f I'm finding out..
 

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Well, I figured since I didn't have much more power than stock, a stage 2 would be too much and stage 3 is just out of the question.. I'd kill the car with a clutch that'd grip like that or lose my tires in a matter of days :p So I went with a stage 1 cause I wanted more holding power than stock with just as much feathering. In all reality, I should've either put OEM back in or centerforce d/f I'm finding out..
I just ordered all brand new Ford OEM parts. I got the clutch disk, pressure plate, pilot bearing and flywheel from Tousley Ford for about $560. I got new flywheel bolts from the dealership for a little over $40. My stuff should be here Tuesday, and hopefully I can get it all in by Friday
 

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Just make sure to replace the master cylinder, slave cylinder, and the line between them.. If you don't displace enough fluid, your clutch may not disengage all the way. I don't know how many miles are on your current clutch, but I would highly recommend replacing hydraulic parts as well.
 
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