Clutch recommendations...

slowcobragtr

New Member
Established Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2023
Messages
22
Location
New Mexico
Have a whipple 2.3 build i am in the middle of, but wont be going crazy with it. Will be more than likely never above 800hp to the wheels. Looking at the RXT twin disc and the spec 3 with a 26 spline also being put in same time. Really wanting something not too much of a leg work out. Was considering the RST but saw a lot of threads saying to just skip to the RXT
 

44shelby

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2021
Messages
450
Location
houston
I have a rxt and I'll just say that it's not the greatest driving clutch. Holds the power well though.
 

P49Y-CY

fomocomofo
Established Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2003
Messages
11,252
Location
southwest
Have a whipple 2.3 build i am in the middle of, but wont be going crazy with it. Will be more than likely never above 800hp to the wheels. Looking at the RXT twin disc and the spec 3 with a 26 spline also being put in same time. Really wanting something not too much of a leg work out. Was considering the RST but saw a lot of threads saying to just skip to the RXT

the rst and rxt utilize the same pressure plate, so they both would have the same pedal pressure. (which is, very light and street friendly)

the difference between the two is the friction material. if you intend to drag race the car at all or launch it with sticky tires, get the rxt.
 

slowcobragtr

New Member
Established Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2023
Messages
22
Location
New Mexico
the rst and rxt utilize the same pressure plate, so they both would have the same pedal pressure. (which is, very light and street friendly)

the difference between the two is the friction material. if you intend to drag race the car at all or launch it with sticky tires, get the rxt.
It's going to get lunched on occasion, but def not take to strip and just beat on. Here and there can't lie and say not at all
 

01yellercobra

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
21,680
Location
Cali
I have an RXT and have no issues driving it. I've been stuck in traffic plenty of times with it and haven't had issues.

Both of my kids learned to drive a stick with it. Last time out I teased my daughter about being the only one of her friends to learn in a 700hp car.
 

robvas

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2020
Messages
1,468
Location
MI
I liked how both my Spec 3 and Promotion drove compared to my RXT
 

03' White Snake

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2007
Messages
3,920
Location
Mass
Spec 3+ is an on/off switch, with the LPO pedal effort is nothing. Will take a little getting used to the clutch but works great and holds the power fine.

I’m running the RXT now, holds the power, release point is much higher than the Spec (even with adjustable stud and grinding the web on trans and fork). If you lug the car, low rpm in 4th, clutch sounds like a box of rocks in the transmission. Pedal effort is not much different than the Spec. To me, the RXT is not worth double the money and I won’t be wasting my money on it next time.
 

SHIFTYBUSINESS

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2013
Messages
1,370
Location
Texas
I had an RXT in my supercharged 13 coyote and it was great. I daily drove it for a year and a half no issues. Plenty of stop and go traffic. It makes noise at low rpm so you will figure out what gear you need to be in to keep it quiet.
 

BlckBox04

I am the liquor
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2007
Messages
8,642
Location
NJ
McLeod RXT. no debate, I'm on my third one and have it in both my 04 and my Z
 

beefcake

Authorized Vendor
Authorized Vendor
Joined
May 16, 2001
Messages
9,024
Location
Cincinnati, OH
The RST is an amazing clutch

We do have some other good options as well, but the Mcleod is really nice

We are running a sale right now through Friday
 

FleeMan

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
3,903
Location
South Florida
Spec 3+ with LPO. First takes a little to get used to but it holds the power perfectly. Makes a little noise/chatter in the break in process.
 

2003RedfireVert

Male and Female He created them.
Established Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2022
Messages
2,680
Location
Fly over country
“LPO” ? Is that “Light Pedal Option”?

I’ll be getting a new clutch this winter with a 26spline input so this is a good thread for me too.

I was planning on RST but looking at other options too.
 

blownfox

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2007
Messages
1,505
Location
Kansas
I really like my centerforce Dyad clutch. Great pedal feel, good engagement, and good holding power. Great street driving clutch.
 

FleeMan

Well-Known Member
Established Member
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
3,903
Location
South Florida
“LPO” ? Is that “Light Pedal Option”?

I’ll be getting a new clutch this winter with a 26spline input so this is a good thread for me too.

I was planning on RST but looking at other options too.
That’s it. 1st really is an on and off switch. You just have to get used to it. It does make noise but it will hold the torque you throw at it and it shifts very smooth with the correct adjustments made and quality fluid. I can drive it in traffic all day long if I wanted to.
 

Users who are viewing this thread



Top