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« on: September 10, 2016, 07:42:36 am »

For my son's 94GT, 3.73 gears, 331 should make around 370-390 to the tires. He goes to the track a few times a year, otherwise its his daily driver. In the past I had used spec clutches, but think they might be too sticky, especially with the stock T5.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 07:51:24 am »

Its been a while but I remember liking the Ford Racing clutch.
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I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 09:49:51 am »

I like the pedal feel of the ford motorsports clutches, just not sure those are able to hold this much... Hmmmmm
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1985 LTD LX 347, 205 11R's, TFS-R, 90MMTB, MAC 1 3/4" longtubes, 4R70W, mach 1 brakes
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 03:42:40 pm »

I like the pedal feel of the ford motorsports clutches, just not sure those are able to hold this much... Hmmmmm

The last time I used one wason a car with similar power, a 4V Cobra with a 150 shot. The clutch held up fine with drag radials, but the T-45 had some disagreements.
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Doing more with less, or something like that.
http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,20009.0.html

Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 04:39:25 pm »

I have the ram hdx. It held fine until I started to get transmission fluid on the clutch. Pedal was easy on the leg too.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 10:36:07 pm »

I went with the Ram Powergrip HD.  I talked with Tony at Astro about clutch choices and he said Spec clutches are a four letter word due to their high clamping force pressure plates.  He likened it to hitting the trans with a sledgehammer.  I imagine a regular t5 would be even more susceptible to damage this way.
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 06:23:23 am »

I went with the Ram Powergrip HD.  I talked with Tony at Astro about clutch choices and he said Spec clutches are a four letter word due to their high clamping force pressure plates.  He likened it to hitting the trans with a sledgehammer.  I imagine a regular t5 would be even more susceptible to damage this way.
I figured that as well, rather have the clutch be the weak link than the transmission. We just went with a ford motorsports clutch.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 12:23:11 pm »

if you haven't already done so, it would be a great time to inspect and (even if it's fine) stiffen the firewall where the cable passes through.  my pedal kept getting lower and lower. when i went to use the firewall adjuster i almost shit when i saw how torn my firewall was.   

this saturday i was in the middle of a 22hr work day w/no time to waste, so i wasted half an hour temporarily fixing mine with some 1/8" flat bar i had lying around. check out the redneck junk i whipped up. LOL  -the clutch pedal in has never felt so nice in any ford i've ever owned.


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have tw170's, systemax II, 75mm accufab, anderson n41, t5z, ford racing 23lb billet flywheel, and a quarterhorse sitting here. cam may change
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