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Old 12-02-2018, 09:52 PM
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Default Help please.! Whatís youíre preference for clutch ?

I have a stock 2002 trans am with full exhaust. Iím having that infamous clutch problem. Iím going to upgrade my entire clutch system but need help deciding with the clutch itself. I was thinking a stage2 monster at first but thatís way more than I need. Iíll be driving it on the street and high rev driving occasionally. Iím looking at a stage2 Efortissimo (EFT). Has anyone ever heard of it.??? What do you recommend that can stand a lil abuse?
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I have a Monster LT1-S (dual, lightweight) and I like it a lot. I autocross (see sig) and I like the smoothness. Very modulatable with stock MC even. Grabs hard if you drop it fast, but good for in town driving too.

BTW what do you mean by "infamous clutch problem"? The one I think of is not disengaging at high revs; not allowing you to shift to new gear.
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McLeod RST for street, RXT for more track.
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stay away from Mcleod RXT
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:03 PM
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I'll throw in my 2c...

DDNSpider tuned and has driven my car, so perhaps he could give better insight?

Have an '02 SS vert/6spd (one owner), that Rick Crain did H,C,E, clutch, transmission, etc, etc (the car has performed flawlessly...once Nick did his magic...). Had been through a lot of clutch issues with my "hot rod" (blown 32V '93 T'Bird), so I did a lot of reading and went with the LS 7 setup...

Butter smooth, no drama on the street, and since it's a "cruiser", Power Tour car, has been able to deal with the 400+ RWHP easily...

As I said, just my 2c worth...
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Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
stay away from Mcleod RXT
The RXT is only 1 of the best clutches out there.
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Originally Posted by CBAR02SLP View Post
I'll throw in my 2c...

DDNSpider tuned and has driven my car, so perhaps he could give better insight?

Have an '02 SS vert/6spd (one owner), that Rick Crain did H,C,E, clutch, transmission, etc, etc (the car has performed flawlessly...once Nick did his magic...). Had been through a lot of clutch issues with my "hot rod" (blown 32V '93 T'Bird), so I did a lot of reading and went with the LS 7 setup...

Butter smooth, no drama on the street, and since it's a "cruiser", Power Tour car, has been able to deal with the 400+ RWHP easily...

As I said, just my 2c worth...
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Originally Posted by ddnspider View Post
The RXT is only 1 of the best clutches out there.
its a piece of garbage, hubs strip out, strips the input shaft out as well. ive had two of them, never again
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Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
its a piece of garbage, hubs strip out, strips the input shaft out as well. ive had two of them, never again
Sorry you had a bad experience, but plenty of others have it and love it, including those who race. My RST did multiple 1.5 sixty foots @3800lbs of a 2 step in boost.
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Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
stay away from Mcleod RXT
Originally Posted by ddnspider View Post
The RXT is only 1 of the best clutches out there.
Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
its a piece of garbage, hubs strip out, strips the input shaft out as well. ive had two of them, never again
I was about to say the McLeod RXT has stood up to more abuse then I've seen anything but a sintered iron disk take. They hold well above what they are rated for, the only complaint I have is they are a bit heavy.

IROC Z clearly got a dud or install error, I've seen two that have had that issue and they sell thousands of those RXT's so its a pretty low failure rate.
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Originally Posted by ddnspider View Post
Sorry you had a bad experience, but plenty of others have it and love it, including those who race. My RST did multiple 1.5 sixty foots @3800lbs of a 2 step in boost.
thats an rst not an rxt. I have a thread on here with plenty of pics of the damage. Their hubs are weak and dont have enough spline engagement which ruins both. It couldnt hold up to 1.4 60s.
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Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
thats an rst not an rxt. I have a thread on here with plenty of pics of the damage. Their hubs are weak and dont have enough spline engagement which ruins both. It couldnt hold up to 1.4 60s.
If your clutch isn't fully engaging in the splines sounds like you have other issues. I have installed multiple RXT's without issue and often end up holding much more power then designed. The RXT hubs are plenty strong, they have held up to years of 9 sec passes in a 4k lb car making north of 1100hp with no damage to the clutch or input shaft.
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Originally Posted by SLP IROC-Z View Post
thats an rst not an rxt. I have a thread on here with plenty of pics of the damage. Their hubs are weak and dont have enough spline engagement which ruins both. It couldnt hold up to 1.4 60s.
Thanks I'm aware of the difference between an S and a X....the company still makes a good product when used and installed correctly. Perhaps you need a sintered iron full race clutch....but again plenty of others have had success, just like Slow Sedan posted.
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Originally Posted by ddnspider View Post
Thanks I'm aware of the difference between an S and a X....the company still makes a good product when used and installed correctly. Perhaps you need a sintered iron full race clutch....but again plenty of others have had success, just like Slow Sedan posted.
Indeed, the product works and can back it up with more facts... Manual top 10 list, 5 of which are McLeods.

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[color=left=#222222]8.69 @ 156.00 - 1.26 - Mcleod soft loc ---- 402 --- N/A --------------------- 3195 - ls1 joe[/color]=left
[color=left=#222222]8.78 @ 166.79 - 1.44 - Mcleod st twin ----- 325 --- Twin 6266 ------------- 3150 - ATSMATT[/color]=left
[color=left=#222222]8.81 @ 155.05 - 1.30 - Mcleod Twin ------- 398 --- nitrous xxx shot ------- 3500 - Taner[/color]=left
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[color=left=#222222]9.16 @ 152.19 - 1.38 - Mcleod RXT -------- 347 --- YSi --------------------- 3250 - 69ls6[/color]
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Many do have the McLeod work...but there have been a few threads where the splined hubs have failed taking out input shafts with it.....and weirdly usually only one of the hubs, not both.
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I just bought a Diamond stage 2. Nothing but good reviews about it.
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Many do have the McLeod work...but there have been a few threads where the splined hubs have failed taking out input shafts with it.....and weirdly usually only one of the hubs, not both.
Did McLeod stand behind it and ship them a new disk? Every company is going to have a failure percentage but its how they handle it that matters to me. Stock input shaft, stock bellhousing, correct pilot bearing, all that stuff?

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Why is everyone arguing about a twin disk clutch in a thread where the op only has simple bolt ons?

OP, if you plan on throwing a power adder on later then a good twin is worth the investment but otherwise just throw a stock ls7 in it.
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Originally Posted by stoverz28 View Post
Why is everyone arguing about a twin disk clutch in a thread where the op only has simple bolt ons?

OP, if you plan on throwing a power adder on later then a good twin is worth the investment but otherwise just throw a stock ls7 in it.
lol thank you I was thinking the same thing. Like why are yíall arguing. So nobodyís never heard of EFT or PPC ?? & ls7 is a option but I want lighter flywheel
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