Uh-o's Need a new clutch

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by 95Grandtouring5.0, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Driving around today when i made a right hand turn onto a side street and as soon as I pressed the clutch, I heard a horrible squeeling and the clutch was slipping bad. The clutch had been slowly but surely going for awhile, today it just finally gave out. I called my father and he got the car home. He said the horrible squeeling was the throw out bearing and he said that im going to have to get a new clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, a new cable, and im going to have to get the fly wheel resurfaced. So what clutch kits do you recommend and how much do you think this is going to run me guys? Its a 95 gt.
     
  2. AaRoN

    AaRoN King Post Whore

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    if you plan on adding some major power i'd just upgrade your clutch now, have to replace it anyway. if not just replace it with a stocker.
    keep an eye on ebay and post a WTB here in the classifieds.
     
  3. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Id rather not replace with a stocker, i was thinking more along the lines of a king cobra.
     
  4. 4point6GT

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    KB is perfect if ur on a budget, if not get a centerforce DF like me :) goodluck
     
  5. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard and seen alot of crap go wrong with the Centerforce's when the power starts approaching 450rwhp. Just my opinion....


    I run a clutchmasters stage 3 (rated to 750hp). I know alot of mustang guys don't run'em but damn if they shouldn't I just took mine out to pull the motor and after about 5,000 hard (and mean HARD) miles, and numerous hard hitting 5,000grand launches on ET STreets, it LITERALLY looks new. Little to no dust in the bellhousing and and you can still see the machine marks in the flywheel and pressure plate. This is what was reccomended to me by Astroperformance.com and I've gotta say, it is a fantastic clutch. GREAT performance and holding power, no chatter, and pedal effort it near stock..

    My recipe is

    RAM Billet Steel Flywheel
    Clutchmasters Stage 3 Clutch kit
    UPR Quadrant, Firewall Adj, and Cable.
     
  6. 4point6GT

    4point6GT Active Member

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    well thank god im no where near that power range then :), yet
     
  7. gixxer007

    gixxer007 New Member

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    You are most likely gonna have to get a new bearing retainer shaft or what ever the correct woeds are for it. This is what the thrw out bearing rides on.
    The worst part about that is I just threw a brand new one out a few weeks ago I got sick of it hanging around my garage. Other wise I would have given it to you for shipping only.

    Good luck
     
  8. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I had a centerforce DF in my 97, I was very happy with it.
     
  9. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Well also remember guys this is my daily driver. So can someone post links to sites who sell the center force and would it be good for every day use? I want something better then stock, but i dont want something outrageous.
     
  10. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    i have used them many times in the past too and like them very much.......however I have never had a mega HP car like Rycleff was talking about at the 450 level
     
  11. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    http://ddperformance.com/ford clutches.htm
    Call them up and they will set you straight, I have alway recieved straight forward info and no selling gemics from the Walshes. They sell you what you need unless you ask them what you want (if that makes sense). With your aplication I would go with the HD Clutch over the KC clutch, from the ass load of research I've done the HD clutch is actually better then KC clutch as far as parts used (clutch disc).
     
  12. scarface

    scarface Guest

    me neither???
     
  13. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    anyone recommend anything else.
     
  14. scarface

    scarface Guest

    nope go buy one.
     
  15. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    I am having trouble on their site finding the exact thing i need which would be the center force df you mentioned. I need a pressure plate, clutch, and throw out bearing. Do they have this as a kit?
     
  16. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Active Member

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    I have a SPEC Stage 2 clutch with SPEC aluminum flywheel. No problems and grabs like a mofo..
     
  17. Midnight_Cobra

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    Stay away from Spec. They grab a little to good and causes havoc on the tranny. Centerforce grabs very well, but still lets some go to let the tranny live. I have a Centerforce and I will never buy another clutch. King Cobra is also a nice piece, but very stiff. CF is easier to push in then my stock one or a KC clutch.
     
  18. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    how much did it run u??? their only like 5min away from my house and would like to go ask them about it, i just dont want to look stupid if its super expensive. if the stage 3 is not that expensive i might go pick one up, i dont need a clutch now , but eventually ill need one.
     
  19. scootin95gts

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    i got a king cobra clutch on mine i like it alot its pretty stiff too...only thing i hate is when i lightly touch the clutch pedal it make an annoying squeel until i let off of it anyone know how i can fix t his annoying prob?