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Old 12-14-2015, 03:51 PM   #71
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I think I'm going to go with a zum clutch that comes close to oem specs. My last clutch was extremely hard and I want something a little with better feel as I daily the car and there's some days where I'm in rough traffic. I'm not planning on getting any more then 290-300 rwhp out of this stang anyway
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Then get the cheap Exedy. The 350 or stage 0 or whatever. If you are going to cheap out at least get a Luk Gold for $125 from Rockauto.

Get an OEM (not frpp, OEM) TOB from your local dealer. For the cable a max motorsports. Recommend a mm quadrant and a fiore microclick adjuster to finish it off.

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I'm going with a luk
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Luk is a good stock replacement clutch. But remember, its just a stock replacement clutch.
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I'm fine with that because like I said I daily the car and got sick of the stuff pedal on the last clutch plus I don't plan on making this car crazy fast no more then 300 wheel MAX
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If you did feel like spending the $$$ on one of the Exedys, they have a pedal feel that is very very light. Easily as light as stock if not more so.


Hell you can have clutches that'll hold stupid bonkers amount of power and nice light pedal feel.
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:25 PM   #77
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I wonder why the hell mine was so stiff. It was by far the hardest I've ever felt
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I wonder why the hell mine was so stiff. It was by far the hardest I've ever felt
Installation error, old worn out or a non OEM cable, clutch fork might have popped off the pivot ball... there are many factors.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #79
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I think the throw out bearing was probably just shot since I had the car I got it 4 months ago. Just strange and never started making noise till now
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I got my clutch don't and it feels great. I watched my buddy pull the trans out and whoever was wondering what the trans mount looks like with the 3650 what they did when the did the swap was use the same crossmember but cut and weld to make it work
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Nice! Enjoy it man!
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:09 AM   #82
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I will once it breaks in. It's been torture breaking it in lol
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And BTW I can hear my new throw out bearing making noise at idle with the clutch in or out is this normal with a brand new TOB or do I need to adjust it more?
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I got my clutch don't and it feels great. I watched my buddy pull the trans out and whoever was wondering what the trans mount looks like with the 3650 what they did when the did the swap was use the same crossmember but cut and weld to make it work
He probably moved the mounting ears back, hope he did a good job... would have to see a pic.



That's how you do it without having to cut or weld anything. $130 from Stiffler's. Plug and play.
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When my friend put the clutch in he said it looked pretty good
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Did he check your pinion angle with a digital inclinometer? Should be 1-3 degrees.

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No I didn't check it but I should
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I'm not trying to be a downer or anything, yours is probably 100% fine. Very likely what was used was the 96-98 Cobra conversion crossmember which is literally just welding in new mounting ears and the 96-98 Cobra crossmember which moves it all back a few inches. Like I said, some pics of it would be good.

Sadly there is not a ton of info out there on how to do this swap or at least there wasn't before I did it and made a detailed how-to thread over on the corral last year. I had to figure it all out for myself and honestly the Stiffler's crossmember was just a shot in the dark, they said it should work but weren't 100%. Pinion angle was spot on, everything fit, I just had to use an Energy suspension trans mount for a 95-down with all the spacers removed and the trans just barely cleared the tunnel without anything hitting.
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---------- Post added at 12:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:17 PM ----------

That's how it looks
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Luk is a good stock replacement clutch. But remember, its just a stock replacement clutch.
If you are pretty much stock, maybe full exhaust at the most, would an Exedy be even worth buying? Lets say they are the same price for example, what would the difference be between the Luk stock replacement and an Exedy Mach 350? I'm curious because I hate the aftermarket clutches lol.
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Actually the Valeo is the OEM for Mustangs lol. But Exedy/Luk/Valeo are the "big3" OEM manufacturers. If money is an issue, just get the $125 Luk Gold and call it a day. Difference between that and a Mach 350 will be nil.

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I got a replacement made by perfection performance parts and it works and feels great but the thing I don't like is the TOB that came with it makes noise idk if it's just like that or if I need further adjustments to the cable or if it's just breaking in still. I have 81 miles on it so far
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It's not a squeaking noise or anything it sound like when your car sits for a few days and the rotors get surface rust on them. It makes a similar sound to that at idle and gets louder with the clutch in
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It shouldn't make any noise like that. The noise keeps up when you press the pedal to the floor?
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It gets louder when you press the pedal
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Something is wrong in your bellhousing then.
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How so?
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Either a bad pilot bearing, bad throwout bearing, something wrong with the fork or the clutch itself is messed up. If it gets LOUDER when you push in the clutch pedal it might be the pilot because the TOB will stop spinning if you leave the clutch pressed in long enough for it to come to a stop. The Pilot is what spins with the clutch pedal pressed in.
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Everything is new new pilot bearing new TOB new fork cut flywheel new clutch kit and new rear main seal. It's all new
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Then it could be an installation error or a faulty new part... it happens. Everything should be dead silent. Something is not right.
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Are you sure it doesn't just need to be adjusted? I have an adjustable cable
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You can try to tighten the cable up and see if it gets any better but an adjustable cable is not a great part to have. It should be an OEM cable with a good aftermarket quadrant like Max Motorsports an a firewall adjuster to control the cable tension. Adjustable cables cause all sorts of issues and ALL aftermarket cables are problematic with these vehicles.

The TOB should be preloaded and spinning at all times. The way I do it is put the car on ramps with it running (with the e brake set and car chocked and a buddy sitting in it with foot on the brake) and the dust cover off the trans. I loosen the cable up till the TOB is not spinning with the car in neutral and then start to tighten. When I see the TOB start to spin I go another 4 clicks on the firewall adjuster and call it good.

Like I said give it a shot but from what you are describing there is something going on in the bell. But diagnosing anything over the internets is tough.
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My buddy is the one who put it in he said it's good but might just need some adjusting
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I'd have to hear the noise. It should not make any noise you can hear from inside the car when you hit the clutch pedal. Or outside really...

I'm not saying your buddy is lying or anything since its real hard to diagnose over the internets but if you can hear a rotor noise that gets louder when you push the pedal... something is messed up.
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I just had him listen to it again and he said he's going to adjust it the TOB needs more pre load
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