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Old 06-09-2009
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Clutch break in

I finally got a Spec clutch in the range and was curious what you guys think for a break in period? Spec says a minimum of 500 miles of city driving and I have to make a 60 mile, mostly highway, trip back home on Thursday. Would this put too much heat into the clutch too soon?

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Well are there any backroads that you can take home? I would try hat if you can, but if your easy on it I can't see it hurting it too much. I believe the reason they tell you that is because they do not want the friction plates to glaze over.
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Yeah the trip is just country roads pretty much, but no stop and go. I'm going to try to put as much time on it around town as I can.
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Let's meet up tonight John!
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I'm down.
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I'll see if Cory and Grant wanna meet up too! Have a lil mini Corvi meet! haha
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Nice yeah it will be a good study break for a bit.
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i put a clutch in my ranger, and in the first 10 miles had it at tellico.... lol and i don't think the clutch even has 100 miles on it as of right now.....
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Ha ha that's one way to break it in. Hopefully nothing adverse comes of it.
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John....I didn't start beating on my specII til about the 500mi mark. Just take it easy and driving around town or highway...whatever....my breakin was mostly highway as well. so like....waste some fuel driving around corv or newb....city traffic.
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Just drove it.... But as shane says, it's not even broke in yet.... I'd like to drive it when it's broke in!

Drives like a brand new truck though.... Responsive, quiet, fast, stealthy, shiny....

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It's weird being followed by my truck... But fun!
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I didn't see you take that other pic. Very nice.

Thanks Shane, yeah I'll just bomb around town for a while over the next few days. Did your pedal feel any firmer?
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Here's the other that I took but wouldn't upload lol

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Honestly John, take it back and tell them to re-bleed your slave... It feels too soft to me.
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Thanks Shane, yeah I'll just bomb around town for a while over the next few days. Did your pedal feel any firmer?
Driving a stock clutch truck, I feel comfortable saying the pedal is firmer, as it is pushing a heaver duty pressure plate. And clutch is definately ALOT grabbier.

Come up to PDX this week or weekend and i'll show ya what this clutch can do...put it to the seat of your pants meter. The shifts....OH MY GOD...the shifts!! SOOOOO grabby.
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Yeah I might. I think I'll drive with it for a while and see if there is any change as everything seats in. The engagement feels nice and crisp, I just would have expected a firmer pedal from a performance clutch.
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Oh...and highway driving wont put too much heat on it too soon....clutch disc just stays there rotating with the flywheel and transmission....

it's the starting from a stop and shifting you need to take it easy on.
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Shane you wouldn't be anywhere near Beaverton on Friday would you?
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John, convince shane to have a meet in beaverton this friday... I'll see if Kyle's going home and see if Austie and Billy and Josh wanna meet up!
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Shane we're meeting sometime and somewhere in Beaverton on Friday. Great see you there lol.
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No adverse effects can come from it since I can't drive that fawker on the street over 45 mph lol
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John...we'll see. hit me up. get my number from tre, or pm me yours.
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Yeah - for the Spec clutch - I burned mine in doing the normal to work and back driving, did that for about a month - got to abuse it today in some heavy traffic trying to scoot in between some lanes to get to my turning lane... Spec Stage 2 Clutches kick some serious rear end - grabs like a son of a gun and let you go go go! :-D
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Hey John...I've got plans this evening...when we meetin' up? Or are you home for the summer now?
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Shane, I pm'd you my number. I'm going to head to Beaverton in an hour or so. If you want to text me let me know if you can make it, if not it's no big deal.
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