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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Clutch Install!

Some of you may already know but I live in Miami, Florida and within a month or 2 I will have the money and the go ahead to purchase my Monster Clutch and Rip Shift. I am very excited since I have dealt with this spec piece of s*** for a year now!!! hahaha anyways, I was wondering If anyone knew of a good shop near my area that is reasonably priced to do the install of the clutch and the shifter.

Also, I was wondering everyone's opinions on what else I should maybe look into changing out while getting the clutch and shifter done. It would be much easier to replace w/e needs to be done in one shot.

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If you don't have it most definitely the slave. A remote bleeder is also a good idea as the fluid gets contaminated and should be flushed periodically. A remote bleeder is fairly cheap and makes the job neat and easy.

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Slave cylinder and remote bleeder for sure. Also check your rear main and rear cover for leaks and the oil pan gasket. Just did a stage 3 monster and knew there was a slight oil leak there somewhere and found the oil pan gasket was leaking and fixed that.
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New clutch

I bought a spec clutch stage 2 and it so far has not even showed any progress than the burnt out stock one i replaced. i bought a new slave cylinder, throwout bearing,clutch master cylinder the only part i don't have replaced is the pilot bearing but i doesn't want to shift when i'm on the road well it only upshifts and when i want to downshift i have to turn the car off and start out in 1st gear or else it won't go. what is the problem? I'm losing my mind and i need a car asap!!!
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I am not very familiar with clutch problems, but I do know that my Spec Clutch is the worst clutch I have ever driven with. Not only is it loud and chatters like crazy, but it just is not smooth at all. I have somewhat of the same problem you have, the only difference is when I slow down to make a turn, the car has to be below 15mph in order for it to even try and go into 2nd gear. Also putting it into reverse is a workout of its own.
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I am no expert at clutches or transmissions but an educated guess sounds like you have an issue somewhere with either the master and slave cylinders not keeping up or the slave cylinder needed shimmed and wasnt done. SPEC clutches sometimes need shimmed to work properly
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I bought a spec clutch stage 2 and it so far has not even showed any progress than the burnt out stock one i replaced. i bought a new slave cylinder, throwout bearing,clutch master cylinder the only part i don't have replaced is the pilot bearing but i doesn't want to shift when i'm on the road well it only upshifts and when i want to downshift i have to turn the car off and start out in 1st gear or else it won't go. what is the problem? I'm losing my mind and i need a car asap!!!
I'd contact a shop to get an opinion.

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Get a SS clutch line too.

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Suspension:Pedders big bore shocks,GSR II struts,Lovells RR bushings,Kings 0 drop rears/20mm drop fronts.
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I would also consider a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch.
The Centerforce Dual Friction clutch is the best most durable
clutch I have ever used!
I use to have a Spec Stage 2 clutch and my Spec Stage 2
clutch disc failed on me after just 5K miles.I did the proper
break in that Spec recommends also and I was even pretty
easy on my Spec clutch during the time I had it.I really hated
the feel of the Spec Stage 2 clutch though.Overall the worst
clutch I ever used is the Spec clutch.
For a shifter I really like Pro 50 shifter alot!
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I looked into that clutch for a while but read everywhere that it does not hold up well when you have over 450 hp, which I plan on going over. I figured i'd get the Monster Level 4 clutch which holds up to 745 hp and is the same exact price as the Level 3 which holds less hp. So why not get the bigger one for the same price. Plus, I have heard constant awesome reviews about Monster's clutches and no one I have talked to has seemed to not like theirs. To tell you the truth, I just want to get rid of that annoying ass chattering sound from the clutch now.
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