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    Spec clutch after 30k miles

    Ooookay okay, a lot of people are always wondering how well clutches hold up. Here is a pic of the Spec clutch that I just pulled and replaced with a Southbend Stage 3 OFE clutch. This is after 30k miles. 10k miles were the previous owner who thrashed the car and the next 20k were from me babying it. After having it a few thousand miles it would get crazy hot and slip when I tried to do a decent launch so that's pretty much 12k of abuse and 18k miles babying it because it didn't want to take more. I can only imagine how bad it was handled in the past.





    When it was removed it still launched the car fine without any slipping when I engaged it smoothly and I didn't have problems shifting through the gears but DAMN I'm excited to get rid of it and get a new one in there
    60% of the time, my car works every time.

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    Oh, almost forgot, can anybody tell what type Spec clutch that is by looking at it? Looks like a stage 2 but I'm curious.

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    Spec 2+ I believe

    My bad, just 2, the + is unsprung
    Last edited by green-lantern; 07-06-2011 at 09:38 PM.

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    BTW, my buddy seems to think that a lot of the spec clutch disks are thinner than stock. I had the same clutch wear out pretty fast. Puck clutches will wear out quick and these are like the opposite (less material) so I expect it to wear out quick also. I am happy with my stage 4+ so far but spec has had a bunch of failures. Seems like they have been going down hill for a while.

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    Weird. I'm kind've happy I went southbend. It was between the SB that I got or the Spec 2+...would I have known the car had a spec the whole time I could've made the decision much quicker.

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    lol, same clutch type I welded to my flywheel 2 NGs ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Man View Post
    lol, same clutch type I welded to my flywheel 2 NGs ago.
    Where were you when I was looking for a clutch?!

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    I'm pretty sure I posted in your thread when you were looking.

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    Yess....very likely. In that case, thanks!

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