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Old 01-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Fixing Clutch and Slave Problems for Spring

Since my August purchase of my 2006 GTO, I have raced it every weekend to learn the car and decided where I am going to take this DD project. In the course of that, I have had constant slave issues with the car.

8 out of 10 times, I couldn’t’ get the car back in to gear after a full run whether it was a 40 roll or dig. The problem increased as I moved the power up from 375 rwhp (bolt-on) to the 450rwhp (cam, fast, bolt). When the Fast 102 was added to the car and I pick up 15hp, I started to have clutch slippage at 115-120mph in 4th gear.

Therefore, I am replacing the clutch and slave. Since I have been modding the car as cheaply as possible, I bought a Spec “Super Twin” Clutch.

They are supposed to be rated for 700-1500 ft-lb tq. I wanted it most because it is rebuild-able. They cost anywhere from $1500-1700. However, I got mine for $500 used, about a 1000 miles on it from a person I know with a Z06 Vette. The clutch came with the Spec Aluminum Flywheel and carbon semi-metallic full faced material on the disc.

I will let you all know how it goes after I buy the GM slave and get it all installed. I think it will work with my slow car.

I also got a Tick Performance Remote Speed-bleeder coming.

Is there anything i'm missing?

Yes, I know “rebuild-able” is not a word spelling Nazis.


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New pilot bearing for sure. Throwout bearing too if you don't already have it
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I just installed my monster stage 3 with hurst short shifter and tick master. I highly recommend getting a tick master.


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I will let you all know how it goes after I buy the GM slave and get it all installed. I think it will work with my slow car.
Is there anything i'm missing?

Looks good, Jeremy was the tech support guy at Spec. If he is still there, you will get to know him. He is a great guy to work with. I had him on the speed dial when I ran Spec clutches.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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Tick master and MGW-P shifter. Best upgrades by far. If you want to save some money get an f-body slave from Advance or Auto Zone and switch the fitting.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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New pilot bearing for sure. Throwout bearing too if you don't already have it

Yeah, I'm going to buy both of those too. Good looking out.


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I just installed my monster stage 3 with hurst short shifter and tick master. I highly recommend getting a tick master.


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How much was that master?


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may want to measure it up to see if it needs to be shimmed.
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may want to measure it up to see if it needs to be shimmed.

Yeah, we where talking about that. The spacer is in the box, so we will see.


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may want to measure it up to see if it needs to be shimmed.

That was my initial thought after just reading the title.

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Yeah, we where talking about that. The spacer is in the box, so we will see.

And after reading that, time for another R&R on the tranny. I don't think they would just give you a spacer for the heck of it.
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may want to measure it up to see if it needs to be shimmed.

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That was my initial thought after just reading the title.



And after reading that, time for another R&R on the tranny. I don't think they would just give you a spacer for the heck of it.

This will be a top priority since everyone is bringing this up.

Do any of u all know how much distance it should be before having to put the spacer in.


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450rwhp DD that is raced every weekend? Your car's pulling multiple duties! Sounds hard on the car (thus the new clutch/slave required), but I bet it's fun!

It looks like other folks have you covered already on your complete list of parts. Good luck, and have fun!
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Since you're pulling the trans, you may as well upgrade the trans mount if it is still the stock original. Def a noticeable difference when I did mine!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:58 AM   #15
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Fixing Clutch and Slave Problems for Spring

I forgot to update you all, I got the clutch in and it's really grippy. I'm still trying to get use to it.

Defiantly need tires because of this clutch and power level. Due to the temperature being at 37 degrees, I spun 2, 3, and wheel hopped going in to 4th.

The clutch is instant when it grips. There is no noticeable chatter noise from the clutch either.


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