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Old 08-01-2011, 10:02 AM   #31
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I've heard a lot about spec clutches not lasting that long, I don't think I'm going to go with them anyway, but I was just wondering if it was true and or if that was the case with all aftermarket upgraded clutches.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:23 AM   #32
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I've heard a lot about spec clutches not lasting that long, I don't think I'm going to go with them anyway, but I was just wondering if it was true and or if that was the case with all aftermarket upgraded clutches.
everything has its good reviews and bad reviews. buy what you can afford.

some people review things off a bias (they own it so they think that they spent x amount of dollars its gotta be good) some review it off of what other people said (they either own it, and dont know much about it and just jump on the bandwagon, good or bad) others actually do good reviews. then there's some who review an item and push it to the limits, when in fact that part was never designed to do so and they should have bought a higher quality item to begin with.

then there's always that 1 part that missed the QA check that ends up in your hands...

so i'll say it again, buy what you can afford to fit your needs. make your own decisions based on the info already out there....
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #33
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Ive had spec stage 2 clutch for 3 years so far, no issues and no slippage. Very happy with it. Need to realize also that most of the people that complain "type of clutch sucks" is prob because they screwed up the clutch job themself and think it's a ****ty clutch.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:20 PM   #34
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I've just heard so many things about Spec clutches sucking. Don't last long, blow up and now I read that the stock quad is no good for it in our cars. It's like one thing after another. I mean I have 4k on my Spec stage 2 in my SHO in which I installed myself an have had no issues, but still who knows, it's still young... I do love the clutch so far though.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:15 AM   #35
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i would also toss in a new clutch fork and ball pivot while your in there.
I was going to say the same thing.. It is what I did when I replaced my clutch. My ball pivot showed some wear, and for the price of what it cost for the fork and ball, I figured why not.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:37 PM   #36
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Just thought I would post up another reason I HATE SPEC since I finally remembered to post the pic. I pulled the trans out of my SHO a month or so ago and found this. I had a lot of noise from my trans and it shifted horrible, so I yanked it to check it out.

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Gee spec, wanna measure clearances before you build a clutch? Na what the hell would we do that for? Yup that's gouges in my trans case from the pins holding the straps cutting away at it. All of the pins on the clutch are polished and have dug into my trans case to make their own clearance. Guess it fits now. I would say no harm no foul, but I'm not happy about this; I have a lot of money in this trans and the SHO 5 speeds are getting hard to find in nice shape these days. Service parts are longggg gone, so we're left with what good used parts are left, we don't need crap like this.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #37
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BOOM!!! Clutch finally went, I think it broke a strap but I have a couple more questions now. I'm going to be getting a stage 1 clutch of some sort, do I have to upgrade my clutch fork or is a ford racing stock replacement ok? I saw a review saying the heavy duty fork was shorter and made peddle effort harder and I don't want that.

Also should I get this guy or should I get a stock replacement?

http://www.lethalperformance.com/99-...ball-ford.html
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