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Help Fast - Spec Clutch

hey so im getting a new clutch in my 05, adding headers and i'm all bolt ons, no crazy hp. 425-450 something like that
i was going to go with monster but the shop im getting the work through has encountered some real customer service issues w/ monster and monster wont send them anything less than 3 clutches, so i talked to him about spec clutches

im looking at the spec II SPEC Stage 2 Clutch - 2005-2006 Pontiac GTO (LS2) [SP-SC662] - $429.00$386.10 : MarylandSpeed.com- Your First Stop on the Way to Performance! it says good up to 550ft/lb which is plenty for me.
"Includes high clamp pressure plate, pure Kevlar friction material and high torque sprung hub and disc assembly."

i'd also get the aluminum flywheel(unless reason steel is better?)

my question is, anyone have exp w/ these clutches?
also where can i get a slave cyl since it doesnt come in the kit like monsters???

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Slave is $200+ for our cars. I've read that you can easily modify an f-body one that is 1/2 the cost. They can be found just about anywhere that sells parts.

I've heard mixed thing about Spec and great things about Monster. I also think Spec offers flywheels also.

Unless your looking to do alot more power then are estimate, Why not save a crap ton of money and just go with LS7 clutch/flywheel route?

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Slave is $200+ for our cars. I've read that you can easily modify an f-body one that is 1/2 the cost. They can be found just about anywhere that sells parts.

I've heard mixed thing about Spec and great things about Monster. I also think Spec offers flywheels also.

Unless your looking to do alot more power then are estimate, Why not save a crap ton of money and just go with LS7 clutch/flywheel route?

As far a spec i have hereard good thinbgs on there doubles.... As fasr as monster i just started hearing about them...

On that note go with the ls7 clutch combo

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I agree with those about the LS7 clutch for the amount of hp you have. If you do decide on the Spec, I would go with the Stage 3+. I had it in my car for 14k miles when I was putting down 485/505 at the rear wheels. I upgraded to the Monster 4 now that I am at 510/536. Ordered both through Marylandspeed with no issues. If you have questions, talk with Brandon.


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For your power level I would recommend a lighter version of Monster. Go directly to them, I can give you a contact if needed, and take it to your shop. Or do it yourself. Being in the military tells me you can follow instructions, it is not a hard install.

I blew right through an LS7 clutch with my LS1 - not recommended. Remember, it is a stock clutch. Stock = compromise.

If you must go with the Spec, buy your slave at Autozone or the like. Buy a 2000 Firebird LS1 slave. Should be around $70. There are many articles on swapping it to a GTO slave online. Takes about 10 min max.

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I have the Spec 2. Clutch pedal is a tad bit tighter than stock. I get a little chatter if I'm not paying attention when taking off but other than that I'm pleased with it.

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I got a slave for a 2002 F-body and did the conversion. Easy to do, just need a small punch. I would recommend doing the steel braded clutch line and remote bleeder. Not required, but I think the bleeder is the must. I ordered mine from SNL Performance. Make sure when you buy a slave make sure it comes with the throw out bering.



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awesome info guys, I would go with the LS7 but im not sure how much more time that would take to find/figure so honestly just sooner better for me at this point and I think the spec is on the way already.

I've told them to do a new slave cyl but I didnt tell them about the ls1/fbody one, is a new slave cyl you'd buy from autozone or where ever going to fix the weak link of the stock one?
And I've asked them to do the remote bleeder and SS lines as well but I'm gonna call to double check it.

Thanks for the info.


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zoom makes a slave with the right fittings for the gto.in i'd go with a spec stage 3+
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Assembly by Perfection - Part 360058 - Advance Auto Parts

Here you go, I did your homework for you. $68 from Advance Auto. Just push out the pins and swap in your connections.

The slave is not the weak link in your clutch system. It is the line going to the slave. Replace it with a solid line.

and like I said in an earlier post, go with the Monster clutch. I personally have been through 4 clutches, and at least 3 times that in our club. Go with Monster.

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