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Old 05-12-2005, 07:03 AM   #1
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proper clutch break-in

so yea, what is the proper way to break in a clutch?

obviously no dumping the clutch at high rpm's, but what else is break-in limited to?

no high rpms period? no excessive slipping? no power shifting? no hard shifting?
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basically drive like an old lady for 500 miles. so you CANTdo ANY of that.
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off to a bad start already! lol

I'll have to calm down a little.
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Yes excessive heat and slipping before it is beded in will glaze the pressure plate and Flywheel. Then you will be in slip city!!! Treat it like baby for 500 miles of city driving Interstate does not count. Since you live in the NJ/ NY area you probably get into traffic and the more you use the clutch the quicker it will be broke in
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off to a bad start already! lol

I'll have to calm down a little.
Yes, do so because SPEC will examine your clutch if you mess it up and they can tell if you messed around before the required 450 mile break in.

As was stated, no high RPM runs (keep it below 4000). No clutch dumps, not power shifting. No track time. None of that. Try not to let it chatter when going from a start. I know it is killing me to stay off the car while I break it in. My drag radials came after my clutch died so I haven't been able to launch hard since I got them...now I have to break in the clutch. Sucks. 80 miles down, 370 to go. I hope the weather stays nice so I can keep driving to work. lol
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yea i just got nitto's mounted and want to see how well they help.

oh well...I've got about 80 miles on mine too.....too much longer to wait
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