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Old 11-21-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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opinions about clutches

Hey guys I got an 04 and since I bought the car Last Feb the master cylinder has been bad. I got a clutch fluid flush but it jut got dirtied back up. Now in spring I'm going to get it fixed but just want to get some opinions on what type of clutch to put back in I hear people telling me to do a ls7 clutch and fly wheel but what about after market clutches? I heard some people say they won't last as long. I'm thinking about a monster stage 3-5.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Monster or Non-Sponsor will perform better than the LS7 and last just as long. Unless your putting down serious power I'd stick with the stage 3.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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That's the other thing I don't know but I might build the engine for more power but idk how much tho. Right now everything is just stock.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Since a clutch is a wear item get a little more than you need and upgrade when you need to. Having a clutch that will handle 1000hp in a 400hp car is overkill of the worst sort. Your still wearing on it so when you actually have 1000hp you'll be needing a new clutch. As you can imagine 1000hp clutches aren't cheap.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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I really love how the Monster Stage 3 drives. It's a bit on the aggresive side for DD, but it certainly isn't overwhelming. I enjoyed the peddle feel. Knowing that it's good on power for a decent build is also a plus.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
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+1 on monster 3 its what I run and its good till 700, I believe. One of the vendors has them on sale right now too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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I love my Monster stage 2. Drives like stock, just a firmer pedal. When you get after it tho, it grabs. Great for a DD.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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Our level 2 or 3 will work great. How much do you plan on making?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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Here is my opinion, the Monster Stage 3 has about a 30% stiffer than stock pedal feel. This is not a bad thing unless you find yourself in heavy traffic often (Green Bay commuting?). It has more of a older muscle car feel to it that is reassuring. Monster's customer service is also excellent. However, for availability reasons I went back to a Textralia OZ700 and damn near put the pedal through the floor as the clutch is light as stock. The OZ700 has since held up to 5500 RPM clutch dumps at the track with over 600 ft-lbs of RWTQ on my old nitrous setup. The Tex is still going strong on a Procharged setup with over 500 ft-lbs 30k miles later. I would highly recommend this clutch for applications that I have mentioned and where DD duty may involve heavy traffic.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #10
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It will be a year or two before I might get to building the motor. Right now I'm paying on the loan. If i do build it I might try around 700hp. No green bay doesn't have a lot of heavy traffic right now. So I'm thinking with my taxes I'm going to purchase a stage 3 and upgrade down the road if i have to. Just the main thing is I want to get my master cylinder fixed cause right now when I floor it on the highway the clutch pedal will just stiffen up and will grab right as i Let off instead of the usual 1/2 way off the floor.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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It will be a year or two before I might get to building the motor. Right now I'm paying on the loan. If i do build it I might try around 700hp. No green bay doesn't have a lot of heavy traffic right now. So I'm thinking with my taxes I'm going to purchase a stage 3 and upgrade down the road if i have to. Just the main thing is I want to get my master cylinder fixed cause right now when I floor it on the highway the clutch pedal will just stiffen up and will grab right as i Let off instead of the usual 1/2 way off the floor.

Since you're a year or two away from a build and don't know how strong you'll make it, a level 2 or 3 Monster will be more than enough. In two year's time, it'll be gently worn and you can always upgrade then with your new build. My Monster 3 has 25K on it and my stroker is well over 500whp and torque and grabs like new.

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A year or two is a long way off. I personally would go with a mild clutch(ls7) for the stock feel, still will hold some power upgrades and see where you take it in a couple of years. It's not like the clutch is a major job.
A Monster will be more expensive, prob chatter(from what I hear) and be total overkill on a daily driver. Just my $.02
You can usually find a used LS7 for $250-$300 . Then if you upgrade in a couple of years... No big loss, got you moneys worth out of it
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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We have the StreetSlayer at $499,much better piece than the ls7 and as good or better than clutches costing nearly twice as much.Very smooth and easy pedal,give me a call and ill be glad to help you
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #14
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I'm getting ready to put in a Mantic clutch from Australia. They have been making clutches for our cars for years with great success.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #15
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I put an ls7 in my car a couple years and still happy with it...
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I've had pretty much every brand except the Non-Sponsor and the Monster Clutches served me best. After dropping two Tex OZ700's in less than 4000 miles (longest lasting of the aftermarkets) I was very happy to get a stage III that held the power and lasted for a long time. I went through several stages as I upgraded my car. Kinda sorry I didn't have the opportunity to install one of the Monster Twins or Triples but my 11 inch ceramic Monster held 800+ horsepower and 1000 lbs ft of torque for nearly three years. We have the same components that McLeod uses in my wife's Honda accord and that does seem to hold the Honda power well.
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I've had pretty much every brand except the Non-Sponsor and the Monster Clutches served me best. After dropping two Tex OZ700's in less than 4000 miles (longest lasting of the aftermarkets) I was very happy to get a stage III that held the power and lasted for a long time. I went through several stages as I upgraded my car. Kinda sorry I didn't have the opportunity to install one of the Monster Twins or Triples but my 11 inch ceramic Monster held 800+ horsepower and 1000 lbs ft of torque for nearly three years. We have the same components that McLeod uses in my wife's Honda accord and that does seem to hold the Honda power well.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #18
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My only advice would be to search on vendor ratings in the feedback section. Also, whatever level of clutch you think you might need, go up one level. Many clutch manufacturers overrate what their clutches are capable of.
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Monster makes an ass kicking clutches. Best of all they are on sale right now!!
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