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Old 01-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #21
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I had a stage III clutch put in about two months ago and yes, it is a little firmer...but not bad at all. I actually like it better because I feel more in control. It is not even as bad as my brothers stock 99 cobra clutch...
I need to upgrade, at the moment, i think i could powershift with mywang its so flimsy.

LOL!!

I don't think I'm ever going to ride with you.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #22
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I had a stage III clutch put in about two months ago and yes, it is a little firmer...but not bad at all. I actually like it better because I feel more in control. It is not even as bad as my brothers stock 99 cobra clutch...
I need to upgrade, at the moment, i think i could powershift with mywang its so flimsy.

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I don't think I'm ever going to ride with you.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:27 PM   #23
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why does no1 want to ride w me[>:]lol i didnt say i do that! just that i most likely could....lol
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:43 PM   #24
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Ok ok I'll ride with you...but I am NOT touching your shifter!
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:10 AM   #25
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Yo man, did you have the flywheel turned or replace it?
Had it resurfaced.

Another update: The clutch chatter seems to be most noticible at 1500-1800 RPMs in third and fourth gear. I know spec clutches tend to chatter during break in, but I'm going to call spec tomorrow to make sure this is normal becauseI HATE unusual noises in my car.

I normally only put about 250 miles a month on my car, but I'm going to drive it as much as possible during the next two weeks so that the break in will be over in time for the whipple HO installation.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:41 AM   #26
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i hope it does break in and quiet down
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:04 AM   #27
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Thanks for the writeup! I might have to tackle this task with jack stands also... I have a spydershaft so its nice to know it can just be slid back and supported.

Quick questions...

You left the tranny under the car, correct? I dont see anyway of getting the car high enough to roll it out?

Also... Can you just turn the flywheel around or is it not reversible like that...

Last... Can you elaborate on the bleeder valve, where it is,and how you bled it? Never knew there was one.

Thanks!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:03 AM   #28
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Hmm I remember asking a long time ago whether you could use a Spec clutch with the stock flywheel and was told no.Oh well. Thanks for the input. I have a feeling I will be having this done next year. I have had my fair share of bloody knuckles, no thanks.

Did you get your whipple yet?

Mine is delivered this week.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:19 PM   #29
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Hmm I remember asking a long time ago whether you could use a Spec clutch with the stock flywheel and was told no.Oh well. Thanks for the input.
the first models from Spec needed the Spec FW.... the current versions you can reuse the stock FW.
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i hope it does break in and quiet down
for you.
I dropped an email to Brenspeed and Spec inquire as to whether the chatter is normal during break in. Here are their responses:

BRENSPEED's response:

Lee
I will agree that the Spec stage 2 will exhibit a substantial amount
of off
idle "chatter" throughout it's break-in period. I have seen the
majority of
this disappear after the recommended time-frame. Keep in mind the stage
2
will probably always have some of that characteristic on the street do
to
it's power capacity.

Dave,

Brenspeed
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SPEC's response:

Yes, it is. The extra clamp load from the plate and friction from the
Kevlar disc will increase the rate of engagement, so after you get used
to
it and it has some mileage to fully seat, it will get a little better.
(normally as its smoothest point by 1000 miles, though breakin takes
place
way before then) But it will never feel totally stock as it is built
to
handle over 600hp! Thanks,

David Norton
S.P.E.C., Inc
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fax: 205-491-8593
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Two Daves can't both be wrong! Lol.

Ohnoesaz- The flywheel must be resurfaced when installing a new clutch. There is no exception. I will get a picture of the bleeder for the clutch for you when the weather clears up down here and post it in this thread.

MustangGT0405- There was a small snafu with my whipple order caused by my credit card company, so my order didn't go through until yesterday. I'll let you know when it's in route.


I hope this thread has been helpful to those considering a SPEC clutch. It's too early for me to say definitively whether or not I'd recommend it, but I will say that Brenspeed has nothing but good things to say about SPEC, and so far they have NEVER steered me wrong.

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