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Old 10-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Looking for some clutch advice

My 2006 GT will probably need a clutch sometime in the coming year. It has seen 118K relatively easy miles, since I am older and don't do burn outs or make trips down the 1/4 mile - just driving.
I am planning to get an Excedy clutch & pressure plate, a new pilot bearing, replace the engine rear main seal and a new Ford slave cylinder. Now, should I replace the flywheel or simply resurface my old one. The clutch isn't slipping yet, but I notice a chatter now and then. Just want to do it right, but not necessarily spending money that isn't necessary. Just looking for opinions.
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It's so hard to get into the transmission that I always recommend replacing as much as possible whenever it's down. For that reason, I'd go ahead and swap the flywheel. Also, people tend to have less problems when they match their flywheel to their clutch manufacturer. Exedy seems to get rave reviews. Of course, I'm gonna throw in my two cents and praise the McLeod because I really do believe it's worth every penny, but I can't say anything bad about Exedy. Good luck man, especially if you're gonna tackle this yourself. It's a bear of a job as far as clutch swaps go.
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Thanks Diabolical. I'm leaning that way, that is replacing the flywheel. Might as well put the money it would take to resurface toward a new one.
No, even though I have my own lift, I'm not going to take that job on. At 68 yrs old, I'll pay a younger guy to do it.
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Any suggestions on where to buy the items I outlined above?
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I'm in a similar situation as Goldenpony and wondering if there are any advantages to a dual disk clutch? My driving is similar and I've heard that dual disk clutches have an easier pedal, which would be nice for me.
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Any suggestions on where to buy the items I outlined above?
I ordered everything from Lethal Performance when I did my last swap. Everything except the pilot bearing, snatched that at my local Ford stealership. Not sure if they sell Exedy, but they have everything else.
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I'm in a similar situation as Goldenpony and wondering if there are any advantages to a dual disk clutch? My driving is similar and I've heard that dual disk clutches have an easier pedal, which would be nice for me.
The dual disc is definitely lighter than stock. It's also more forgiving on launch (if you ever drag race). Also, more surface area usually equates to more holding power.
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Excedy is a good clutch.. I can tell you to stay away from the Excedy 600 if you are in allot of stop and go traffic. Its somewhat harder then a OEM clutch for sure.
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just replaced mine last week with an ACT, still in the break in process and the chatter is just starting to go away (from a heavy duty clutch) its honestly a little much for the hp im running with bolt ons. and the pedal is def more firm than the oem, however it grabs like a sob and have gotten on it slightly here and there. Cant wait to let her rip in another 100 miles of break in. Its a big improvement from stock and can feel the power it allows to go to the ground, my 06 gt has 80k and the stock was not slipping just wanted a little more grab power. with 118k on yours im sure its getting weak and grabbing higher up like mine was. I also never have never been to the drag strip and dont do alot of racing. I had to re-learn how to drive my car ive had 4 years, but the wear happens so slowly you never notice its getting weak until you replace it

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