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Old 10-03-2007, 12:42 PM
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I'm at 60k and still great occasional launches to show up the ricers at the stop light but still doing good! Knock on wood!
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:23 PM
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I've never had to replace a clutch and I drive cars hard.
The main reason I've never changed it is that unlike many people I don't sit at lights etc with my foot on the clutch, I put the car in neutral and take my foot off it.
Plus if you leave your foot on the clutch, even totally down you still wear out the release bearing and can wear the pressure plate.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:41 PM
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136K and counting! I don't beat on it per se, but I don't baby it.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:57 PM
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My stock clutch was at about 105k... It wasnt going bad i dont think, just acting up a little i thought. While i had the money i figured i would go ahead and replace it. Still had a good 20-40k miles on it but swapped it for a centerforce and is still purrin.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:42 PM
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I got 75K and still going strong!
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:02 PM
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thanks guys you are making me feel a lot better about buying itlol. I dont have a lift but i for damn sure wont pay someone to work on something when I can ask my dad (mechanic) for help or advice.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:24 PM
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My Spec 3 clutch is on its way out after 32k miles
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:33 PM
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24k on my and still strong. Gone to the track about 6-7 times with an average of 6 runs per night. i am suprised that it is still hanging on
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:59 PM
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The clutch can last the life of the vehical if it is driven perfectly. But not many people do that. You cant coast with the clutch in, sit at intersections in first gear, cant downshift, cant slam gears and have to accelerate properly on a hill using the hand brake, and those are just a few to list which a lot of people do anyway. I got 60 out of the stock clutch beating the **** out of it and going to the track about 6 times. My centerforce isn't quite half gone and it has had a ton of launches and some pretty good track and street time. I rev-match when i down shift and dont sit at intersections in gear or at the drive through and I have about 30K on it. My friend's Volvo got to 320,000 miles before it needed a new clutch so it depends on how it was driven as you can see. and dont forget about highway vs. city driving. What kills the clutch the most is downshifting without matching revs so keep that on your mind.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:16 PM
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Geez some of these numbers seem good...but some of these numbers are terrible. I hope this is because of racing. My GT is an auto, but i have an old4x4 toyota pickupwith 198K on the original clutch and hasn't slipped yet, evenwhen towing. I guess going to the track is torcher on those clutches!
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