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Old 09-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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McLeod Flywheels and Clutches

Anyone have any experience with McLeod products? I am about to go blown and I am thinking of upgrading most of the drive-train to accommodate the extra power with room grow or to spare if needed.
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I wish there were a joke alone the lines of, once you go black you never go back! Because that's how you feel once you buy a Mcleod product, hands down probably thee best clutch and flywheels you can put into any vehicle when offered.
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I wish there were a joke alone the lines of, once you go black you never go back! Because that's how you feel once you buy a Mcleod product, hands down probably thee best clutch and flywheels you can put into any vehicle when offered.
I read up on them a bit and people always revered to them as "the red one." Like they drove it and had no idea what brand it was only the color stood out. I appreciate your help tho, too bad you didn't come up with a Joke tho. Once you go McLeod...

Or "There can be only one" perhaps lol
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I've had the rxt for a year and a half now. It's awesome!
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How's the "noise"? I've heard talk of excess noise from the clutch and/or fly wheel.
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Never noticed any difference
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slight chatter when breaking it in. but after that the clutch is a solid performer. RXT here with the billet steel flywheel. multiple track outings and daily driven here. no complaints.
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slight chatter when breaking it in. but after that the clutch is a solid performer. RXT here with the billet steel flywheel. multiple track outings and daily driven here. no complaints.
Is the RXT the one that holds up to 1000 HP? I'm looking into getting a Livernois built 5.0 and twin 62's and keeping the 6 speed. How is the RXT when you drive it daily and with traffic? I know the Stage 5 clutch in my friends boosted honda is a piece to drive... The pedal has about 3 inches of movement...
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the clutch has a VERY stock feel to it. as for HP, I think the transmission will break first. I'm running 633rwhp on my 91 octane daily driver tune with no complaints here.
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the clutch has a VERY stock feel to it. as for HP, I think the transmission will break first. I'm running 633rwhp on my 91 octane daily driver tune with no complaints here.
That's awesome. When I do decide to start on my twin turbo setup I'm going to do a transmission upgrade, but keep it a 6 speed car. I'm assuming you're boosted to be making 633?
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I would go with the tremac xl magnum,and matching clutch,your mt-82 will never hold that torque. Better to replace now and sell your mt-82 for 1500-1800 to recoupe some of your $$$ back plus you won't have to do the job twice and while you're there get rid of that 2 piece driveshaft too.
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I wouldn't pay much attention to the opinion above this post considering it's just an opinion. To say that would negate the fact that ford supercharges these from the factory, There are plenty of people that are currently running 700RWHP through the stock MT-82 tranny and it has been 3 years AYE OK!

Regardless though, the transmission is regarded among the pro-racing circuit as "Horrid" and a "throw-away" piece of the vehicle. Roush is currently using the Tremec in the Continental Tire Challenge.
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Well I have my own garage if there is a way to build my transmission stronger I'll try that first. If not I don't really plan on passing more than 700 any way
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depending on what tires you use and how you drive it's only a matter of time before you grenade the mt-82. I say if you got the cash swap out tranny's and sell the mt-82 for $1,500 or more with the clutch and driveshaft, better than breaking your mt-82 which is only good for approx. 380 # of torque.
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depending on what tires you use and how you drive it's only a matter of time before you grenade the mt-82. I say if you got the cash swap out tranny's and sell the mt-82 for $1,500 or more with the clutch and driveshaft, better than breaking your mt-82 which is only good for approx. 380 # of torque.
Not saying it won't happen down the road but I've got 677/555 to tires and it's been to the strip often and launched aggressively. Been 2 years now and my mt82 is like butter. I've upgraded cluth, shifter, ds, and fluid of course but she's handling the power just fine so far. So it can be done.
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I ran one (RST version) in my blown c5 z06 and it was the nicest clutch I had ever felt. Was perfect feel from day one. I was making 636RWHP with it on the stock tranny.
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Stock tranny in a vette is ok,lightweight car and tremac tranny unlike our getrag's.
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Appreciate all the feedback and back and forth! It definitely helped make up my mind.
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Appreciate all the feedback and back and forth! It definitely helped make up my mind.
So what have you decided then? The shared information was good but sure if It convinced me to replace my MT82. I plan on a supercharger in the near future, but staying under 600HP.
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I'm going to get the McLeod RSX clutch and fly wheel combo and I'll pull out my MT82 and build it tougher in my shop. And stick with the CF drive shaft
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I'm going to get the McLeod RSX clutch and fly wheel combo and I'll pull out my MT82 and build it tougher in my shop. And stick with the CF drive shaft
Good choice. Wish There was a nearby shop where I can have the mods done. Half of the fun is working on it too.
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I'm going to get the McLeod RSX clutch and fly wheel combo and I'll pull out my MT82 and build it tougher in my shop. And stick with the CF drive shaft
Can the mt82 be built up
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Can the mt82 be built up
Why bother? It's a flawed design from the door. The amount of time and money needed to upgrade it, if possible, would have to put you more than halfway to the Tremec Magnum XL swap. The transmission that should've been in these cars from the very beginning. Just my 2cents.
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Why bother? It's a flawed design from the door. The amount of time and money needed to upgrade it, if possible, would have to put you more than halfway to the Tremec Magnum XL swap. The transmission that should've been in these cars from the very beginning. Just my 2cents.
Right on buddy I was just wondering thats all... A guy in toronto that owns a a s197 just went with a magnum and added 4.10s and said its a wicked tranny
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But do any of the clutch/flywheel kits that fit the mt82 work with the tremec or is there an entirely different but known place to go for that. Plus I have the one piece drive shaft going in and the mgw shifter... any help greatly appreciated guys!
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But do any of the clutch/flywheel kits that fit the mt82 work with the tremec or is there an entirely different but known place to go for that. Plus I have the one piece drive shaft going in and the mgw shifter... any help greatly appreciated guys!
None of parts transfer over. I believe you can use the stock or a upgraded flywheel specific for the coyote. But the clutch, shifter, and driveshaft are specific to the swap.
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Any idea what transmission is in the GT500?
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Any idea what transmission is in the GT500?
Tr6060 and magnum
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What else would explain the random butt texting in multiple threads?? I doubt your drunk or high...
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What else would explain the random butt texting in multiple threads?? I doubt your drunk or high...
He's just trying to get enough to post in the classifieds. Smh. Look at this:
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He's just trying to get enough to post in the classifieds. Smh. Look at this:
Lol, he's definitely Mr. Obvious
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