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SlowVTecs 01-25-2013 10:08 PM

Preping for New Clutch for SVT
 
Hey guys, I'm looking to get some advice for a new clutch...

I'm new here and I would like to get some info/help on:
1) What type of clutch is recommended for my 04 SVTF
2) Will the stock dual mass flywheel work with an aftermarket clutch
3) What I should look out for when replacing the clutch myself (any diy tips or warnings)

Thanks. [8D]

zetecDon 01-26-2013 02:12 AM

Moved to "General Technical Chat".

sleepyboy 01-26-2013 02:57 AM

You can get a whole clutch kit (includes everything flywheel included) for 330 bucks shipped off of Partsgeek.com. It is also not recommended to reuse a dual mass flywheel. Or if you dead set on using a aftermarket clutch then check our CFM they seem to have the most choices.

sleepyboy 01-26-2013 02:58 AM

Moved back into the SVT section since he isn't having a "technical" problem and just wanting advice.

FLYLOW 01-26-2013 06:56 AM

Subd... @115k with original clutch... Might need this info in the near future

Also imo, stay away from luk, i believe its what it has from the fact. I snapped a luk dmfw in a new car after just 5k... Id go with something else, thats just me

SlowVTecs 01-26-2013 01:58 PM

Thanks for the feedback you guys. I was looking at the Luk clutch kit since its complete and fairly reasonable but I might think about getting all of the pieces separate. I read it may not be possible to re-use the stock dual mass flywheel with an aftermarket clutch unless you have it machined or something. Not too sure...

Mile30 01-26-2013 03:01 PM

I've been running a lightweight flywheel with a 400hp clutch kit since 2006: love it! That flywheel makes the engine rev so much faster; it sounds more like a bike.

I've seen multiple threads and posts about others having issues with the lighter flywheel; some have had crank issues, but I heel-toe and match revs so that may explain why mine's been trouble free...

sleepyboy 01-26-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYLOW (Post 4557730)
Subd... @115k with original clutch... Might need this info in the near future

Also imo, stay away from luk, i believe its what it has from the fact. I snapped a luk dmfw in a new car after just 5k... Id go with something else, thats just me



They fixed the problem and that was a recall on the early models due to the clutch not being big enough or something like that. In the early days of the forum there were countless threads on people who couldn't even get a clutch for the SVT under warranty due to the problem while the manufacturer was fixing it, which they did and now we new and improved version which works great. There are countless members on here with factory clutches now with no problems what so ever and even have 140k mi + on some of them.

To the OP, I dunno where you looking to buy all the pieces separately but I have no idea where you can beat the 300 and something bucks shipped for the whole kit, I've looked and this is hands down the best deal and cheapest. Aftermarket clutches are going to be easily twice has much cause you will need to get a flywheel with one. I haven't heard of anyone reusing the stock flywheel with a aftermarket before. Most of the time they get rid of the heavy stock flywheel. HERE is a clutch review thread that was started back in 05' it may help you decide on what to get?

HERE are more of our sticky threads on the SVT for you to look through, lots of good info in them [thumb]

SlowVTecs 01-26-2013 03:29 PM

Thanks sleepyboy, those references are really helpful!
I was looking at going stage 2 since it would be plenty for any future power upgrades I may do later on. I bought my car secondhand and has 140k on the odo and is slipping so I'd say its about due. After seeing the installation steps and process I'd really only have to do it once since I will be doing it myself lol

sleepyboy 01-26-2013 04:07 PM

No problem glad to help. Oh and unless you plan on adding forced induction stage 1 would be fine, though a lot of people do the stage 2's or higher.


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