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Old 09-30-2004, 01:56 AM
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I dunno what to do OB, Ive heard some people have some problems with Centerforce. Some speed shops around here wont even sell em if you ask for em. Everyone I know thats had a SPEC clutch says they rock. Contact centerforce, and if anything try to get some money back, and invest in a differnt product because thats just crazy. Stock clutch would hold up better than that.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:13 AM
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My dual friction did the same thing. I decided to try the ram powergrip, and so far it holds way better than the CF ever did. When I took it out the pressure plate seemed to be weak?
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If all the CF Clutches are doing this
How are they still a company?
Who knows man?
You should most definitely contact them about it.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:16 AM
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Definatly am tomorrow
Complete and utter BS that it went so quickly

PM'd the guy I bought the thing off of.
He's NITROUSSTANGRACING or something on these forums
Has some company in Florida or some ****
See how he treats me
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:24 AM
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Good luck man.
Maybe you can get them to buy you a new Spec? Yeah right, wishful thinking!
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:06 AM
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if ya do get a diff. clutch make sure you look into the mcleod clutch's i have heard nothing but great things about them and hopefully you will get everything worked out i know how it feels when your baby is broke
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:37 PM
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Went to the track today and there was barely anyone there
So I was doing runs BACK to Back
got in like 7 within an hour!

Should I call centerforce and see what they say?
Help!!
Another lesson learned the hard way I see. You didn't give the clutch enough time to cool off between runs making that many back to back like that! You're lucky you were able to drive it home! Yeah, you can try calling centerforce and see what they say, but I wouldn't tell them about making that many passes back to back or they will laugh in your face if you do! One pass about every 15 minutes is about the max most people I know will do at the track just so they don't abuse the engine and drivetrain too much.
Another good reason why automatics rule at the strip! [sm=icon_stickpoke.gif]

I do hope you can get some consideration from centerforce, but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to do something either!
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:48 PM
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Well this is interesting news to hear, and glad I found out about this because I was planning on getting a Centerforce clutch.

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if ya do get a diff. clutch make sure you look into the mcleod clutch's i have heard nothing but great things about them
Yeah they're great, but they are ****ing expensive! Have you priced their street twin clutch kit?
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Old 09-30-2004, 07:44 PM
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WEll OB.... Remember back in august when i told you Centerforce was ****.. And how my friend almost lost his leg because the "cool" little metal things on the clutch disk broke free and shot through his bellhousing and stright through his carpet. lol. TOLD YA SO!! Well, i guess this means im gonna have to rip apart youre drivetrain again huh. Just remember to buy new exhaust gaskets. I'll do it again for you, but im not so sure my friend will let us use his lift since we kept him longer then he expected last time. lol. Yeah do some homework this time and look around before you buy a new clutch.
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Old 09-30-2004, 09:43 PM
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Hrmm, so it was the constant runs that killed it...
Welp, won't do that again.
And We wont have to take off the headers again this time Me Thinks.
That was only to get the err
Yes we will..
Fergot the transmission side of the bellhousing was even more of a bitch to get in..
And I already have new gaskets
Wasnt able to call Centerforce today
Bossman called me early in the mornin and then I decided to fix my winter beater.
Brake pads, oil, filter, coolant, fan and that was it i think...
Well the brake pads are going to be impossible
broke THREE star bits T-50 on the bolts holding down the pads....
HATE those things with all my heart
Why did they use them annoying as hell things?!
Already bought the pads so I don't want to bring it somewhere
Very simple job so dont wanna pay anyone
Just keep breakin those star bits

Anyhoo, gotta work really early tomorrow til close
So I'll grab their number and call centerforce from work this time.
Hope they do SOMETHING about it, don't want to have to buy ANOTHER one for MY mistake
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:03 PM
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Ob sucks to hear your news. I run a mcleod Disc with a King Cobra Pressure plate. I had a spec clutch set up, but being i drive the street sometimes that clutch was a pain in the ***. Once i finish building my 514 ci then i'm going with a automatic/stall/transbrake

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