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Discussion in 'Driveline' started by 04sleeper, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Spoolx

    Spoolx Active Member Established Member

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    So I was thinking, how did u fit the tranny on top of the jack under the car, or did u put the tranny on the jack under the car?
     
  2. 98 Saleen Cobra

    98 Saleen Cobra Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    Ok serious question here, did you wax the paint on the transmission tunnel in this pic?? :beer: :rockon:
     
  3. Sniperdog

    Sniperdog Less than Premium Member Established Member

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    very nice, I know whet my clutch is getting replaced with :thumbsup:
     
  4. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I put the tranny on the jack under the car.

    Shhhh. That was supposed to be a secret. :p

    :thumbsup:
     
  5. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OK. I was able to put a few more miles on the clutch. Now that the clutch is breaking in, I do have a slight amount of chatter. I didn't at first, but now just a little bit.

    Hopefully it will all go away in a few hundred miles. The clutch is still super smooth and the pedal effort is so easy it is a joke! Transmission is shifting like butter.
     
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  6. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    LOL yea i was going to say it looks way to clean lol.. :beer: congrats man I'm glad that you are enjoying the clutch. :D
     
  7. Savn4Mods

    Savn4Mods You serious Clark? Established Member

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    With about 350 miles on the clutch now, the chatter is gone. I'm guessing the roughness of the new flywheel had something to do with it. I love this clutch so far. :rolling:
     
  8. sonic cobra

    sonic cobra Member Established Member

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    Can't tell you how much I appreciate this thread. Stock clutch finally gave up at 76k. Actually happened on my first 1/4 mile pass in almost 5 years.I hadn't been to the drag strip since I took it on a road course back in 2005, so no clutch drops or powershifts. Will be going with stage 4 port soon and after researching the Mcleod twins I was thinking RST but not 100% comfortable with the decision. I've been checking this thread twice a day and I'm now comfortable with the decision to go with the RXT instead.
    Now all I have to do is find someone to install it correctly.
    Thanks OP and to all for contributing your thoughts and experiences. I will do the same soon as I can get it installed and back on the road.
    Course this aint Texas, so it might be a while between the cold and snow and the road salt!
    Merry Christmas to all!
     
  9. skratpiece

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    Who is installing the spline and retainer? I paid $200 to have the retainer installed. Not cheap. Supposedly the whole tranny casing needs to come apart.
     
  10. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks man. Another day down and still enjoying it. :thumbsup:

    Yeah. It's not bad, just a little bit on take off. Can't get it to do it on every take off, only some.

    Glad to hear I could help. I always like to share my experiences with others to help them if they decide to go with something similar. I am glad now I went with the RXT instead of the RST. I really hate doing work twice.

    Merry Christmas to you too! :beer:

    I did the 26 spline input shaft and had skaarew04SVT press in the new retainer sleeve. Took him like 1 minute. LOL. The input shaft is as easy as unbolting the front cover and swapping in the new shaft and checking end play. Really not too difficult. No where near as difficult as a clutch swap.
     
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  11. nlterminator

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    great write up. My gearbox has to come out over the winter for a TOB and retainers sleeve upgrade, might as well do the full meal deal.
     
  12. Street Warrior

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    Is the metal ring necessary between the ARP bolts and the flywheel?
     
  13. gargstang

    gargstang New Member Established Member

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    I switched flywheels and didn't need the spacer with the ARP bolts. Are you reusing the stock flywheel? If so check the bolt length versus the stock ones becaus I want to say they were a bit shorter but I can't remember for sure.
     
  14. Street Warrior

    Street Warrior SVT Power Established Member

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    I have a McLeod aluminum flywheel and I didn't check before I installed it :shrug:
     
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    subing...
     
  16. JJackson

    JJackson New Member Established Member

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    how hard would you say this install would be if you have never done a clutch install before? i can follow directions well and have all the tools to do so. this looks like it is pretty straight forward.
     
  17. MVD

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    Absolutely. That "metal ring" is the washer for the 8 bolts.
     
  18. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yes.

    Yes. I reused the stock flywheel and the bolts were long enough.

    Yes. It is pretty straight forward if you follow my steps. The tranny jack was a tremendous help!

    Yes. So that the bolts don't dig into the aluminum.
     
  19. ib_604

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    Wow i just found this thread...04sleeper does it again...thanks for all this info...I am ready to dump my DFX with the ridiculous amount of chatter it puts out when cold...
     

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