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Old 02-13-2010, 11:23 PM
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I had a New SPEC II clutch installed with my Kenne Bell a little bit over 2 yrs ago and now its blown. I was not rough on it and not even 10,000 miles on it. Any chance of and $ back on it? Very dissappointed!
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:00 AM
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Probably not after 2 years. Did you break it in properly?

And how were you not rough on it? You don't have to side step a clutch to abuse it, there are plenty of other ways to abuse a clutch.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:15 AM
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When I 1st got the clutch it was EXTREMELY stiff and catchy, not sure how else to describe it. No racing just regular street driving. I had 3.90 gears for about a year so I didn't use 1st gear but I was told that shouldn't hurt a clutch. I'm a 38yr old female so I don't the kids...only really open it up on back roads. Sorry but, what's side stepping?
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:26 AM
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side stepping i would guess is doing a heal toe burnout. turning your right foot sideways and using your toes to press the gas in, and your heel to hold the brake down, and dumping the clutch with your left foot.

and not using first gear would be my guess as to why your clutch is toast so quickly. you can start in second with steeper gears, but your having to slip the clutch alot more than you have to when you start in first gear to keep a smoothe take off.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:34 AM
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Thanks....must be the not using 1st gear then cuz side stepping isn't something that I have ever done.....glad i have new gears so I won't have to worry about not using 1st gear. Oh well....at least it was just the clutch.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:41 PM
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Side stepping means pressing the clutch pedal to the ground and sliding it off sideways so the pedal suddenly pops up. Not even sure if it's actually possible but that's what it means. Most always accompanied with the rpms against the rev limiter.

You ask about a Spec clutch but I see Centerforce in your sig.

As for your money back. This would be up to the store where you bought it.

If it's just for a driver. You should go back to a stock clutch/pressure plate or use the Centerforce stuff. If they have a Centerforce I for your application. That sounds better for your needs.
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