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Old 04-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Hey guys I am ordering some parts to finish the list and get the car back on the road. Anyways I was wondering if anyone has used the zoom high performance clutch in our cars. Here is a link to it. It looks like a good price and I have a friend that just blew his out. Stock replacement with 25psi eclipse 420a..the one that was not a turbo car to begin with. Any info would be great.
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opps forgot link

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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YES!, best clutch I have run. Been through stock, RAM and SPEC2+

very good street maners and holds well at the track..and my car weighs over 4200 lbs
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i have a zoom stage 5 (according to previous owner), and i like it pretty good so far. Its pretty stiff but you get used to it.
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I've got that clutch sitting in the garage waiting to go in the car. I couldn't find alot of info on it, I figured I'd give it a try. I only found 2 people using one and both had positive things to say! If you can get the search to work there's some pics of one next to a Ram that shows the difference in construction.
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looks like ill get a zoom dual friction Kevlar clutch
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Been through 3 nasty big blocks in my buddy's heavy *** chevelle, and lots of abuse.

Still holds with NO issues. One of the toughest clutches Ive seen.
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I've got that clutch sitting in the garage waiting to go in the car. I couldn't find alot of info on it, I figured I'd give it a try. I only found 2 people using one and both had positive things to say! If you can get the search to work there's some pics of one next to a Ram that shows the difference in construction.
zoom stage 5?

nice. ive never heard of anyone with this clutch before.
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Been through 3 nasty big blocks in my buddy's heavy *** chevelle, and lots of abuse.

Still holds with NO issues. One of the toughest clutches Ive seen.
Sounds great it is on its way
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If you can get the search to work there's some pics of one next to a Ram that shows the difference in construction.
May have been my post...on the road now and don't have those files with me..

What "sold" me on the Zoom was I bought a RAM at the same time (easy return to Summit) and compared it with my old SPEC and stock clutch.

As the tech at ZOOM said they use a solid metal disc as the "backing" vs the other types that have "fingers" riveted to a inner hub connecting the outer friction ring of the clutch. The springs are larger and the rivets that do hold it all togeather are bigger. Basically the visual revue showed me a better product. After having the clutch in the car for a year now it performs well and has excellant street maners (after break-in).

I have a line lock and do 2nd gear burnouts at the track dumping the clutch at 3k RPM. Launch at 3k as well and not a wimper from the clutch, never even smell "clutch" after a run....did with the SPEC sometimes.

see a stage 4...not 5 but contact ZOOM

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i have a zoom 30000 series... it cant handle spray for **** but its fine on motor. not too bad for a super cheap clutch.


this is the one i have:

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When i bought my 96 WS6 it had a brand new ZOOM like 50 miles on it. It fucked up my entire transmission. It was horrible. Chattered like nuts, slipped when new, smelled, and finally failed taking out my entire clutch system, and shift fork, and it snapped the shift fork and sent it flying through my starter so i was stranded in the middle of no where. Ill never buy anything from them again. Literally 3 days after i bought my car i had to put $1700 into it. I was happy
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i have a zoom 30000 series... it cant handle spray for **** but its fine on motor. not too bad for a super cheap clutch.


this is the one i have:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
that would be a "stock" organic disc replacement clutch....which would not hold up well for a power adder motor.

the clutch the OP inquires is a Kevlar puc disc type.
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Sorry for the confusion, I have the Kevlar Zoom that the Op linked too, I've never heard of a stage 5 Zoom. ******, I'm pretty sure that was your post I was reffering to, thanks!
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When i bought my 96 WS6 it had a brand new ZOOM like 50 miles on it. It fucked up my entire transmission. It was horrible. Chattered like nuts, slipped when new, smelled, and finally failed taking out my entire clutch system, and shift fork, and it snapped the shift fork and sent it flying through my starter so i was stranded in the middle of no where. Ill never buy anything from them again. Literally 3 days after i bought my car i had to put $1700 into it. I was happy
Wow...certainly any clutch brand could have been "defective"....given you bought the car with the ZOOM installed I would assume install error or existing problem elsewhere (lose clutch fork bolt or bent fork) could have just as easily caused your problem.
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Wow...certainly any clutch brand could have been "defective"....given you bought the car with the ZOOM installed I would assume install error or existing problem elsewhere (lose clutch fork bolt or bent fork) could have just as easily caused your problem.
Yea i thought the same thing but when i looked it up online, it got all bad reviews. and on top of that, i returned it to summit i think, wherever it was bought from. They said to ship it to them and they would return it and they never got back to me and when i called they said they had no file for me so i was out the purchase price(if i had bought it) and shipping. I was only trying to get a good clutch from them for my bad one they sent. But they screwed me. just a bad situation.
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that would be a "stock" organic disc replacement clutch....which would not hold up well for a power adder motor.

the clutch the OP inquires is a Kevlar puc disc type.

i realize that.. i was just trying to give some insight on zoom clutches..
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