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This is my first post and basically the reason I signed up for this forum. I'm a college student at the University of Northwestern Ohio and I'm majoring in High Performance Technology and my current class is Manual Transmissions. I own a '91 Mustang GT with only a cold air intake kit and a complete new exhaust system. Now that we've established that I'm in college *ahem (tight budget)* and that I have Manuals as my current class, I will be pulling the transmission out in about 4 weeks to do a rebuild on it and put in new 3.73 gears. At that time I'd also like to slip in a new clutch. I've looked around a bit and can't seem to settle in on one. It'd be great if I could get some responses with personal experience behind them. Oh, and the new clutch needs to be stout enough to be driven daily and on rare accurances... all the way from my school here in Ohio to back home in Georgia. Alright.. let the games begin!
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Welcome to the site. Lots of good info to be found here! I just did a King Cobra clutch in mine with no problems. Astro Performance has about the best price I've found. While your in there, upgrade your cable and quadrant. The plastic ones get some slop in them and will eventually break. Steeda makes a great kit which has the cable, aluminum quadrant, and fire wall adjuster.
Not trying to insult you, but you know pulling the transmisison and adding 3.73's are two completely unrelated tasks right? besides the removal of the driveshaft. And there are tons of clutches, you probably won't even need a beefier clutch, I do recommend the clutch quadrant upgrade though.
actually 8bucks, and its more like a peice of wire with some black rubber coating on it. they said increase HP by 40 and better feul mileage
i had a king cobra and it sucked the pedal was twice as hard to push and wouldnt hold up to a stock motor with only a 150 shot i now have a fidanza 2-2-1 and love pedal is like butter and it holds just fine. i have personally heard many stories of the cf df clutches comming apart but ive never used one so.... i have heard very good things about the spec clutches i would recomend resurfacing the flywheel before you put a new clutch in. just my 2cents
long tubes, off road h, flowmaster catback, 70mm tb, cai, D&D t-56 viper spec 6 speed, spec stage 2 clutch, aluminum drive shaft, 3.73's and some suspension
it seems to be hit or miss with the king cobra. i love mine and havent had any problems. the pedal isnt as stiff as people say and it grabs good. i think it is great for a near stock car like mine and the op
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Not trying to insult you, but you know pulling the transmisison and adding 3.73's are two completely unrelated tasks right?
Of course. Sorry for not being more specific, but the class I'm in includes working on rear ends as well as transmissions.
So.. the King Cobra seems to have and iffy rap on its performance so lets rule that out. I don't have the money to keep redoing this. It seems to me that its between a Spec (stage 2?) and the Centerforce Dual Friction. Does this seem about right or are there any others out there that may be better? And between them, which one do you believe is the safest bet? I'm personally leaning towards the Spec, but I'm still wide open for opions. Thanks to all that have replied so far.
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