Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 19, 2018, 11:54:35 am

Login with username, password and session length
Director PLEASE!!!!
Add your location information to your personal profile. Thanx!
435277 Posts in 37275 Topics by 9537 Members
Latest Member: Mgabski
Search: Advanced search
Advertiser Inquiries
+ My Community
|-+ General Tech
| |-+ Transmissions/Differentials
| | |-+ I need a better clutch, help....
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: I need a better clutch, help....  (Read 4456 times)
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« on: November 19, 2007, 07:16:11 pm »

A little background:  I bought a clutch from advance named Perfection by Zoom. My buddy has it in his fox cutting 1.60s and running low 12s and this is the reason why I bought it. BUT this was before my CI cam and Thumper ported heads.


I haven't raced my car since I installed these new part but I've read how important a clutch is when it comes to getting the most out of a launch/tranny life, and I wanted to see what you guys recommended for my set up. (in my sig) I already have the quadrant and firewall adjuster.

Thanks
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 07:22:01 pm »

spec are very good.

although i have been running on a centerforceII clutch/tko tranny..6yrs 25k miles of gear banging,and they still hold up....my 60's were 1.77's<bad driver>...car was leaving too violent to make use of the grip i had
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 07:34:11 pm »

So I won't need more than a spec stage 1 clutch right? Says to hold up over 400 ft lbs of torque, which I won't be puttint out.
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 07:41:15 pm »

maybe maybe not....if you abuse like i do...step it up...depends on how much track time you'll see
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 07:56:52 pm »

Not much abuse at the track, more of a street 'terror' car.

Do you know the difference of setting the clutch high or low? I think I've seen something mentioned about this.

Thanks
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 08:05:17 pm »

you where the clutch engages vs the location of pedal...i got mine to release towards the floor to about 5inches from the floor...up high my knee hits the steering wheel...my adjuster is all the way in turned right...and i have two catches on my qaudrant and i have that on my furthest catch...

i never really gone too far into clutch engagement,and pedal location...i just went with what was compfortable
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 08:30:22 pm »

Ok cool. That's the criteria I've used to adjust my clutches. Maybe someone with more tech info on clutch engagement chimes in.

Thanks Bud!
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 08:36:38 pm »

maybe we'll both learn something eh?

if it was me and the difference was only 50 or so bucks i'd step up to a II....
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 08:46:21 pm »

The difference is $100 but I will keep what you advised in mind. Thanx!
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
N8Miller
Big Block
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1002


Location: Kingston, PA, USA

WWW
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 08:49:13 pm »

spec are very good.

thats my choice and recommendation.
Logged

1986 GT: 331, Vic Jr heads, Jay Allen camshaft, TFS R intake, BBK a 1 3/4 long tubes, X pipe, Flows, 4.10s, MSD, AFM powerpipe, PMS, Innovative wideband, etc etc etc....

http://www.rnhperformance.net/
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 08:52:07 pm »

your engine hp/tq should be close to that anyways...you don't want to be within the threshold you want to be atleast 100hp from it...to have a longer lasting clutch that is...
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
Nacho
Adv_SBFTechie
Big Block
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1643


Location: Texas, but presently in Avondale, AZ

« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007, 08:54:01 pm »

I've been reading reviews on the clutch and everyone seems to agree with you two.

Thanks Thanx!
Logged

95 5.0 Vert Having to start from scratch
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 08:56:32 pm »

i agree nate,but damn....centerforce did good for me...if i need another clutch i'm gonna be hard pressed not to go back,although i have heard good/bad on both clutches....more bad on the centerforce lately.come to think of the sources they probably don't know how to follow break in procedure
Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
grabbem88
Self_Deleted
2stroke
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 0


Location: Illinois,sparta...currently perryville,mo.

« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 09:01:47 pm »

i do know this about centerforce the ears/fingers on the pressure plate tend to break off...mostly due to bad harmonics/vibration,and i thought from improper instalment of the throwout bearing?

Logged

those who beg in silence...starve in silence
macs02gt
Small Block
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 183

Location: Brighton Il

« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 01:24:48 am »

I personally like the anderson high rev clutches.  I have used spec and also ceterforce the spec did not work out in my favor.  And the centerforce hit the tires like a mofo.
Logged

93 Coupe Underconstuction!!!
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines



408 Stroker