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Old 12-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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Stock Clutch?!

When I bought the car the owner said it had the original clutch. The car was at 99k miles and I called bull but there was no chatter and no slip so I let it slide.

But I'm at 115k miles and the clutch is still perfect?

I know I could find out easily by pulling it apart but I don't have that luxury at the moment.

What are your thoughts?
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When I bought the car the owner said it had the original clutch. The car was at 99k miles and I called bull but there was no chatter and no slip so I let it slide.

But I'm at 115k miles and the clutch is still perfect?

I know I could find out easily by pulling it apart but I don't have that luxury at the moment.

What are your thoughts?
I'd just let it stay in while it works, you got lucky man!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Yea I was told that I have a stock clutch in mine and I doubt it cause I've driven several other stangs and my clutch is twice as stiff as any other and it grips with no slip at all. The stiffness is the part I'm curious about. It strange cause I've driven a Stang with a Stage 2 and mines stiffer
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Pull the cover off of the clutch fork area. Look at the pressure plate and compare to factory look. If its silver and rusty its most likely a stock clutch. Most others are painted
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My 1st 95Gt went 125k on stock clutch.
99k with the 1st 2 owners 26k with me
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When I bought the car the owner said it had the original clutch. The car was at 99k miles and I called bull but there was no chatter and no slip so I let it slide.

But I'm at 115k miles and the clutch is still perfect?

I know I could find out easily by pulling it apart but I don't have that luxury at the moment.

What are your thoughts?
Where along the pedal travel does it engage? If its worn down it should be catching near the top
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Where along the pedal travel does it engage? If its worn down it should be catching near the top
It's about a 50-75% friction point toward the bottom. And it is still stiff. Lol. Very stiff. Even in comparison to my buddies '88 with a stage 3 clutch.
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Is your cable stretched? My friend stretched his out on a king cobra clutch, we put a stock clutch in and it was still stiff. He replaced the cable and it became a lot easier to use
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Is your cable stretched? My friend stretched his out on a king cobra clutch, we put a stock clutch in and it was still stiff. He replaced the cable and it became a lot easier to use
It very well may be the cable. When I clutch in it squeaks.
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It very well may be the cable. When I clutch in it squeaks.
Ok. Also keep an eye out in your quadrant. Those have been known to snap under heavy clutch feel
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I have 190,000 miles on my 04 Gt's stock clutch with no slipping the tob is squeaking a little but still fantastic lol
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I have 190,000 miles on my 04 Gt's stock clutch with no slipping the tob is squeaking a little but still fantastic lol
Well dang. I was under the impression clutches were more temporary. I guess because I aw my friend blow a clutch every 15k miles in his nismo 350z.. But then again- he really sucked at driving manual. Lol
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When a clutch chatters what does that mean?
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:17 AM   #14
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When a clutch chatters what does that mean?
It just makes some noise kinda sounds like a consistent miss. Like a hiss.

It's just a precursor to it going out, when they get worn a little.

But some chatter for a day then blow, while others chatter forever and don't go out. Mine has been chattering for like six months now but still grips like new.. Lol
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