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Old 04-11-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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Spec Stage 1 Clutch w/Spec Steel Flywheel

So it's coming close to time to get a new clutch... :/
I was looking for a little more performance than stock clutch. Rev harder. I was looking at getting this combo: Spec Stage 1 and Spec Steel Flywheel. Anyone have this setup? If so, how do you like it? Or should I stick w/OEM clutch from Luk?

Also, what else should I get when I go to redo my clutch? Trying to get a list down and purchase everything at once.


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Make sure you get the slave cylinder and axle seals. The Stage 1 is fine if you don't plan on adding big power (read turbo supercharger etc). The steel flywheel won't let the car rev as quickly as aluminum but it wheel minimize clutch chatter at idle.
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Well, I hate spec. I like them on the fox bodies. But my Spec stage 3 broken in with 700 didn't last or grip worth a shit. I have a Clutch Master stage 3+ and I like it allot more grips better, flywheel is lighter then specs alum. Cheaper friction zone replacement. Isn't the OEM Luk dual mass flywheel like 21lbs? That's alot of parasitic drag iirc for these cars.....
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Make sure you get the slave cylinder and axle seals. The Stage 1 is fine if you don't plan on adding big power (read turbo supercharger etc). The steel flywheel won't let the car rev as quickly as aluminum but it wheel minimize clutch chatter at idle.
Thanks. Yea I'm not planning to go turbo or supercharger. For the steel, that's what I figured. Really don't want too much chatter.

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Well, I hate spec. I like them on the fox bodies. But my Spec stage 3 broken in with 700 didn't last or grip worth a shit. I have a Clutch Master stage 3+ and I like it allot more grips better, flywheel is lighter then specs alum. Cheaper friction zone replacement. Isn't the OEM Luk dual mass flywheel like 21lbs? That's alot of parasitic drag iirc for these cars.....
O really? So would suggest a Clutch Master Stage 1 over the Spec, from your experience from the Spec Stage 3?
Yea I believe so it's 21lbs. Would like to lessen the wait.
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I haven't seen a steel flywheel less than about 24 lbs. Either clutch masters or spec (cant remember) aluminum flywheel is 12 lbs. Fidanza had a 9lb flywheel but I'm not sure if that was ever offered for SVT.
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According to CFM, the Spec Steel flywheel is 20lbs. Stock is 24.5lbs. Spec has an aluminum flywheel that is 12lbs. I heard about the Fidanza one. That's pretty light.
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Chatter chatter, performance upgrades make noise. I barley notice the chatter at all. Spec's is bigger at 12 lbs TBH I thought CM when I weight it after taking my spec off was 9.3lbs but it been years ago. Call to verfy but it isn't 12lbs. I'd go higher then stage 1 anyways..... Even if a DD with no N/A mods, I come from fox bodies and cabel clutches. I like to feel the clutch and it gripping!
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I'm on my 3rd Spec Stage 2 clutch. I love the feel and rev-happy nature with the 12 lb Al flywheel, but with the kevlar friction material I really can't get more than 60-70k miles out of the clutch. (Stock clutch failed at 45k miles, replaced with Spec stage 2, then again at 110k miles, and again at 175k miles, at 190k miles now).

Honestly if the car lasts me, the next clutch may be the Spec Stage 1 just to go back to the organic material see if it lasts longer. Spec has a "+" rated clutch that uses the spring fromt he next stage up, when it comes time I'll call and see if they can give me a stage 1 organic disc but with the spring force of my stage 2 since I like the heavier pedal feel.
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