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Old 09-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Drivetrain help clutch, and tranny

So my bearings are gone in my tranny t45 and my clutch is getting week so I'm going to do the tranny rebuild my self and clutch

What's your recommendation on clutch and can I just use stock flywheel ? I'm thinking of going stage 3 clutch spec or ram I would like to just get my flywheel resurfaced much cheaper, lots of mixed reviews I'm an apprentice mechanic and everybody at my work has been saying a flywheel is a flywheel as long as the bolt pattern is the same


What do you think ?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Also where should I order the rebuild kit from?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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I went SPEC. Takes a Emile to break in though. 500 miles maybe more. Stage 2.

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Still breaking mine in. 250 and counting, still acts like new.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Where do you recommend getting the tranny rebuild kit from?

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Also did u buy a spec flywheel? Or did u use stock??
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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Why do you want a stage 3? I went with a Ford Racing Billet Steel flywheel, but you can machine yours. I'm fairly certain Ford Racing sells a rebuild kit for your tranny.
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I plan on modifying my car more and more and I don't want to have to replace the clutch again... I just want something that's bullet proof, I have cold air intake, 4.10 gears, sct tune , long tube headers, o/r x pipe, slp lm1, msd ignition, comp cam stage 3, and bbk 78mm throttle body
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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So spec stage 3? And resurface my flywheel??
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That is one hell of a clutch for some minor bolts-ons. Is this a DD? You can do that if you wish, but I think it's pointless
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Yeah dd, I'm just worried that if I got stage 2 I might be replacing it in a year or so?? What do you think?

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Yeah dd, I'm just worried that if I got stage 2 I might be replacing it in a year or so?? What do you think?

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A stage 2 will hold some pretty good horsepower still. One thing to remember is what kind of friction material it has. The stage 3 has a carbon-metallic friction material which would make it pretty tough to get a smooth engagement. What sort of horsepower do you want to put down and how soon are you looking at reaching that?
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That is one hell of a clutch for some minor bolts-ons. Is this a DD? You can do that if you wish, but I think it's pointless
+1. I have stage 2 and they are aggressive, plus race ready up to bout 500 RWHP. Stage 3 will cost you your engine and more. Ding dong.
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Stay away from spec stage 3. Stage 3+ is a much better clutch if you're wanting something indestructable. Mine has held up to several 4500 dumps on slicks with 500 ftlbs to the wheels.
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What about this ram stage two? And does anybody know if the ford racing clutch on AM is a stage two?
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What about this ram stage two? And does anybody know if the ford racing clutch on AM is a stage two?
I honestly don't know about the Ford Racing clutch, but that Ram looks decent. I personally went with the Stage 1 Exedy
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I have a new clutch, flywheel, and tranny that I'm going to put in my 91 GT... Do I have to balance the new flywheel of its brand new?
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I have a new clutch, flywheel, and tranny that I'm going to put in my 91 GT... Do I have to balance the new flywheel of its brand new?
Where are you buying it from? They should be balanced from the manufacturer.
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I got it from A.M. ...I thought they came balanced but I thought I remembered hearing someone talk about having to balance either the flywheel or the motor before it was put in so I just wante to double check before I f'd something up haha thanks bro
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I got it from A.M. ...I thought they came balanced but I thought I remembered hearing someone talk about having to balance either the flywheel or the motor before it was put in so I just wante to double check before I f'd something up haha thanks bro
No problem. That person was probably talking about his engine being balanced
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No problem. That person was probably talking about his engine being balanced
My current experience. My engine was 1/4" off on the right mount, painful on the clutch, but not sure. Adjusted it yesterday. Still have to test drive before I drop my tranny again. This is due to complete rebuild - removing engine.
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