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I have an 08 GT Steeda Q350

Has 40,000 miles on it.
Looking to buy a full clutch assembly. As I have only had it for a month, I don't have the precious maintenance records. Only clean carfax.
So I'm looking to do some preventative maintenance.
 

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Yes it's my daily driver.

Just don't wanna put something in that's gonna push the limits of it. And I want a lil room for upgrades too.
 

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How much power do you plan to gain with upgrades? I guess that would be a sure way to match the right clutch with your needs.
 

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primer2tone said:
How much power do you plan to gain with upgrades? I guess that would be a sure way to match the right clutch with your needs.
I'm just wanting to get to about 400whp.
As per Steeda specs, my car has 368'lb torque and 350hp. 12.7 1/4 mile. I haven't tracked it and I won't be tracking it

And once I drop the money to go FI, then I'll splurge to get the performance clutch to handle that extra power.

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I have also read that when replacing the clutch, its a good idea to use Ford Racing throw out bearing. Instead of the one provided. Can't find it anywhere tho

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muscledom said:
Centerforce dual friction with a stock flywheel.
I'll have to look into that.

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If you haven't noticed, I'm a confused and very indecisive person lol.
 

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08SteedaQ350 said:
And I assume I have a 10 spline?
That combo was recommended to me by Jake Lamotta. Look him up, he's no joke. He's dynotuning my car next Friday. It's very drivable and not much firmer than stock.

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And I'm pretty sure that's 350hp on the motor, not to the wheels.
 

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And honestly I wouldn't bother doing a clutch right now unless its slipping or failing otherwise. Just a waste of money at this point in time. Do other mods first.
 

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muscledom said:
And honestly I wouldn't bother doing a clutch right now unless its slipping or failing otherwise. Just a waste of money at this point in time. Do other mods first.
Thanks. I'm just getting parts that I'll need. I have the $ so it's no biggie. Just getting parts so that when it does need them, I don't have to wait, I'll already have them on hand
 

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muscledom said:
And honestly I wouldn't bother doing a clutch right now unless its slipping or failing otherwise. Just a waste of money at this point in time. Do other mods first.
+1
 

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08SteedaQ350 said:
Thanks. I'm just getting parts that I'll need. I have the $ so it's no biggie. Just getting parts so that when it does need them, I don't have to wait, I'll already have them on hand
So what kind of build are you planning on?
 

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muscledom said:
So what kind of build are you planning on?
Well I can't build much of a sleeper cause it already looks like a beast.
I'm just looking to get up around 400hp.

Once I get back to work, then I will drop the money to go FI.
 

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08SteedaQ350 said:
Well I can't build much of a sleeper cause it already looks like a beast.
I'm just looking to get up around 400hp.

Once I get back to work, then I will drop the money to go FI.
Yea FI is the cheapest way to get 400rwhp. NA is a ***** lol
 

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What's the price tag on FI run?
Supporting mods?
Forced induction can be big bucks depending on what you plan on doing with the car. Are you gunna build the motor or just slap a supercharger on it? And what kind of supercharger do you want to go with?
 

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Forced induction can be big bucks depending on what you plan on doing with the car. Are you gunna build the motor or just slap a supercharger on it? And what kind of supercharger do you want to go with?
See that's the thing. I want longevity out of my motor. I'd in no way just slap a charger on it.
I'd like to go with a whipple
But not sure if the stock block can handle it for as long as I wanna keep the car. So I'd probably need to build a motor huh?

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Stang23 said:
Forced induction can be big bucks depending on what you plan on doing with the car. Are you gunna build the motor or just slap a supercharger on it? And what kind of supercharger do you want to go with?
When I get to the point that I wanna do FI, I plan on dropping around 10k. But that's later down the road if I don't pick up another Stang that's already charged
 

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08SteedaQ350 said:
See that's the thing. I want longevity out of my motor. I'd in no way just slap a charger on it.
I'd like to go with a whipple
But not sure if the stock block can handle it for as long as I wanna keep the car. So I'd probably need to build a motor huh?

Building the motor is the best thing to do even if your only at 400 or 450 to the wheels. Is it something that HAS to be done at this HP level? No. But the tune is the most important thing. The stock block can handle the whipple with about 450-475 to the wheels. Anything over that and it won't be Long before you see a rod though the block. With a great tune and this HP level you should be ok. But if you plan on bigger HP down the road then you'll need to build the motor.
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When I get to the point that I wanna do FI, I plan on dropping around 10k. But that's later down the road if I don't pick up another Stang that's already charged
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08SteedaQ350 said:
See that's the thing. I want longevity out of my motor. I'd in no way just slap a charger on it.
I'd like to go with a whipple
But not sure if the stock block can handle it for as long as I wanna keep the car. So I'd probably need to build a motor huh?

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When I get to the point that I wanna do FI, I plan on dropping around 10k. But that's later down the road if I don't pick up another Stang that's already charged
Building the motor is the best thing to do even if your only at 400 or 450 to the wheels. Is it something that HAS to be done at this HP level? No. But the tune is the most important thing. The stock block can handle the whipple with about 450-475 to the wheels. Anything over that and it won't be Long before you see a rod though the block. With a great tune and this HP level you should be ok. But if you plan on bigger HP down the road then you'll need to build the motor

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08SteedaQ350 said:
See that's the thing. I want longevity out of my motor. I'd in no way just slap a charger on it.
I'd like to go with a whipple
But not sure if the stock block can handle it for as long as I wanna keep the car. So I'd probably need to build a motor huh?

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When I get to the point that I wanna do FI, I plan on dropping around 10k. But that's later down the road if I don't pick up another Stang that's already charged
Sorry about the double post. Didn't realize I messed the other post up.
 

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Building the motor is the best thing to do even if your only at 400 or 450 to the wheels. Is it something that HAS to be done at this HP level? No. But the tune is the most important thing. The stock block can handle the whipple with about 450-475 to the wheels. Anything over that and it won't be Long before you see a rod though the block. With a great tune and this HP level you should be ok. But if you plan on bigger HP down the road then you'll need to build the motor
Another thing that's hurting me is I didn't get the tuner when I bought the car. So the tune is locked in. Steeda says they can send me a custom tune. So when I do supporting mods, I'll need that to retune the car.
This is the first car I've ever owned that used handheld tuners and has locked in tunes. Or should I say, the first car that I've ever had with significant hp and had the money to mod

Guess I'll focus on getting tune/tuner and adding cams, ford racing intake manifold, not sure if I'll have to upgrade any of the fuel system or not. But well see
 
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