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looking to buy a new clutch in the future, was wondering what is a good daily driving clutch that can still hold 500 rwhp(for the up and comming maggie) any info would be a big help. thanx
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I'm thinking about going with the LS7 personally. Hope this helps.
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I'm thinking about going with the LS7 personally. Hope this helps.
Ouch- $689 for a clutch that can be had elsewhere for $550 shipped (LS7)?? MTI has always been overpriced IMHO. Shop around and you can do better. Good starting point though.
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Ouch- $689 for a clutch that can be had elsewhere for $550 shipped (LS7)?? MTI has always been overpriced IMHO. Shop around and you can do better. Good starting point though.
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do you have the ls7. couldn't see what hp it was rated at.
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do you have the ls7. couldn't see what hp it was rated at.

No, I do not- I still have the stocker. I am hoping I get to see how the LS7 performs before changing mine out, if it does well at ~600+ WHP, I will be going that route. If not, I'll probably go Spec.

The LS7 is 505 hp and they put the clutch behind that motor, so depending on your goals, it should be a good, reliable upgrade. Only thing that I wonder about is the extra weight the GTO has to haul around compared to the Vette.
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No, I do not- I still have the stocker. I am hoping I get to see how the LS7 performs before changing mine out, if it does well at ~600+ WHP, I will be going that route. If not, I'll probably go Spec.
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same, with the spec don't know if the stage 3 will be daily driver friendly.
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The LS7 is 505 hp and they put the clutch behind that motor, so depending on your goals, it should be a good, reliable upgrade. Only thing that I wonder about is the extra weight the GTO has to haul around compared to the Vette.
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the stage 3 mite be the way to go, think there rated to 680 hp and with the pro and the other mods your doing you'll come pretty close to the 600 hp mark. and looking to get there myself. you post some good info and facts, thanx
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i have the Spec 3+. the drivability is better than the 3 and it is rated considerably higher (850 ft/lb). i have issues with Spec and their "customer service" tho. i installed my clutch per instructions and torque settings and had it start slipping at ~2k miles. "customer service" tries to fix the blame instead of helping. i removed the spacer they have you put behind the slave and it's working better now. that was my idea. they had none but to make it my fault. LS7 is being used by many now and is working well. for the price i would go with that if i did it again.

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. LS7 is being used by many now and is working well. for the price i would go with that if i did it again.
thanx for the heads up, sorry to here your haveing a problem with yours. did you get a new flywheel or have the old one turned? I was thinking of just turning my stock one. I fig. its only a metal plate. but I alos see that the ls7 mostly comes with the flywheel. hope spec dose somthing for you.
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i bought the whole $800 set up with new billet steel fly. the LS7 has to have the LS7 fly with it. you can get a good price for a set up from Fred Beans

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