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purchasing a clutch

well my slave cylinder is about to bit the dust again this will be the 4th one in 3 years. So im going to replace the clutch too. did the master cylinder like 3 or 4 months ago. what clutch is the best one out there so far. and how do i know what size the shaft is bc looking at the clutch kits its asking shaft sizes? and one more thing. last time my clutch was done it didn't have a throw out bearing on it, does it need it? and would i hurt something putting one on it?
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Dont buy Spec, those clutches are junk and everyone hates them and the company. IDK why people on here seems to like them.
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T/O bearings are built into the Slave Cyl. It'll be included in your slave.


korey89, got anything to back up your claim? I've had a Spec Stage II for the last 40k and have no complaints. Grabby as hell as it should be, yet you still have the ability to slip it when you need to. That's something I've heard the DF Centerforce has trouble with. Mossyoak03, I suggest you take advice from someone who has one, rather than a heresayer.


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thanks man. ive been reading reviews on the spec II so thats probably the one ill go with. i couldn't find out anything about the throw out bearing so thanks about that one too. is there a top of the line slave cylinder or are all of them POS's?
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korey89, got anything to back up your claim?
lol type spec clutch or spec clutch problems in on google, you'll get pages of results.
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lol type spec clutch or spec clutch problems in on google, you'll get pages of results.
i have and youll notice that its only for performance cars
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Personally I love my DF centerforce. I couldn't be happier. And i still have the ability to slip it when need be.
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DO NOT BUY SPEC!!!!

This is my 4th...YES 4th...clutch free from them and it still isn't right. I have the Spec Stage 2+ in my Mustang and it is complete junk. SO much chatter and very on/off. That is how ALL of their clutches are.

I will never buy from them again...they have given me 3 free clutches because everyone I have put in by a installer that they no, either won't hold or breaks apart. And nothing you will worry about, but their TOBs are complete junk as well.

So there is your first hand experience. I would go OEM over Spec if anything.
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i have and youll notice that its only for performance cars
Because those are usually the only people who upgrade their clutch.
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DO NOT BUY SPEC!!!!

This is my 4th...YES 4th...clutch free from them and it still isn't right. I have the Spec Stage 2+ in my Mustang and it is complete junk. SO much chatter and very on/off. That is how ALL of their clutches are.

I will never buy from them again...they have given me 3 free clutches because everyone I have put in by a installer that they no, either won't hold or breaks apart. And nothing you will worry about, but their TOBs are complete junk as well.

So there is your first hand experience. I would go OEM over Spec if anything.
ya but don't you take your car to the track and race it? most ppl that do that have problems with there spec. read the reviews on the ppl that use there car for daily driving no one has had a problem
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ya but don't you take your car to the track and race it? most ppl that do that have problems with there spec. read the reviews on the ppl that use there car for daily driving no one has had a problem
Ok...I will break it down for you.

1st clutch...put 70 miles on the clutch, using a professional installer in which they know, and it came out looking like it had 30k miles on it. The friction plate was warped from the factory. This was with daily driving, and never putting any HP really on the clutch.

2nd clutch...100 miles on this one, I have no idea what happened to it, but it didn't hold at all, just with normal driving. It would chatter like crazy and slip on start off.

3rd clutch...TOB busted all to hell and back...

4th and current clutch...been to the drag strip once, ran it once, and a few autox sessions, that is all it has seen. It has always had a lot of chatter and SUPER on/off and it seems to release when it wants to.

Needless to say, I am not all that impressed with Spec. I will be going with RAM next time.
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almost 50,000 miles on my Spec stage II on my 2003 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 installed by myself.... Frequent clutch drops on acceleration and hard shifts. I have good experience with mine, you on the other hand.... maybe your application doesn't treat the spec too well?
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I have a spec stage II clutch in my truck (302 T5). I've had it for 7,000 miles now. It took a good 600 miles to fully break in to where it wasn't an on - off switch. I also had quite a bit of chatter until it was broken in. I really didn't care for it at first, but once it was broken in its worked great. Very grabby, can chirp through the gears, something I couldn't do with any other clutches.
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hmm my stg 1 spec is fine, I'm happy with it so far, id recommend one I guess... I have over 1000 miles on it so far, not much but...
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