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Stock 03/04 Clutch life ?

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by 03soniccobra01, Jun 26, 2004.

How many miles have you got out of your 03/04 Cobra clutches?

  1. 0-10000

    95 vote(s)
    20.4%
  2. 10000-12500

    41 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. 12500-25000

    141 vote(s)
    30.3%
  4. 25000-35000

    188 vote(s)
    40.4%
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  1. J15BIG

    J15BIG New Member Established Member

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    34000 miles and counting.

    im surprised, i have smoked the clutch pretty bad and by no means to I baby that car. Still feels new w/ no sign of slipping.

    Knock on wood
     
  2. Duran

    Duran Matador Established Member

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    26000 on stocker. 2.76 pulley with tune about 470ish hp and over 500tq, about 3K mile with that setup. Still going strong. One time though; when I first got my Cobra back from having the new mods tuned. I did a highway run to about 145mph; then quickly exited. Right after on the feeder street I let her rip from a stand still and since I just got off the freeway the nitto DR were hot and sticky so they grabbed like a mofo. I slammend the gears untill half way through forth gear. Stopped at the light and I can smell the clutch. That only happened to me once and never happened to me again.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2006
  3. snakebitten1975

    snakebitten1975 Turbo'd Vert Established Member

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    yeah i had that chatter coming from my flywheel, had to get it resurfaced, my stock clutch didnt last long, but I have made several trips to the track, running with sticky tires :rolling:
     
  4. Moody03SVT

    Moody03SVT [email protected] Established Member

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    so I have said my clutch has held up fine and it has... sort of.
    I have about 28k on it and today I was traveling home from work and I had a severe case of clutch slippage. I have Nitto 315s on my car and I was driving in 95 degree heat for 30 minutes some cruising and some stop and go traffic. I get close to home and I decide to give it a spirited ROMP, I am traveling 20mph or so and I put the car in 2nd gear, rev to about 4500, and let the clutch out and stomp on the gas..... well.... I did not lose traction at all and instead I saw my RPMs go up and my car was "catching" up. I could clearly smell the clutch afterward at the next stop light.

    Car drove fine the rest of the way home (about 3 minutes) and there was a slight smell of burning clutch in my garage when I went inside.

    Love the car, looks like I will be replacing the clutch before getting ported blower
     
  5. mysticsvt

    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    500 ponies here and after killing this 450hp supra from 40 to 140 twice I had issues putting the car into gears but not much. Just thought the stock clutch couldnt handle much of that-Shane
     
  6. olchakla

    olchakla Dallas Mustang Cover Car Established Member

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    At 52K and on my 4th clutch. The first 2 were stock Fords. the 3rd just went and it was a Spec Stage 3. This time I am going with the Ram Powergrip HD
     
  7. DTSVT03

    DTSVT03 Why try? Established Member

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    50k miles here still on stocker.
    about time for a new one though. I went to the track(1/8th mile) this past weekend and made a few passes.

    1.833 60ft
    7.70 at 93 with 315 nitto dr's

    heavy vert with heavy driver and stereo system lol
     
  8. 1BDSNK

    1BDSNK Member Established Member

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    Just rolled past 36,000 and still going strong on the stock clutch.
     
  9. BlownAway03

    BlownAway03 Active Member Established Member

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    I've got 54,000 miles on mine, never had a problem. I just put down 512/533 hp and tq. I'm running between 17-18 psi of boost with a port, upper and lower pullies, exhaust and CAI.
     
  10. apache driver

    apache driver Active Member Established Member

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    I got about 25k out of mine. My TOB retainer broke, so I decided to upgrade to a 26 spline set-up. Other than the broken TOB retainer, my stock stuff still looked really good when I took it out.
     
  11. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    41k and no issues but i think my tob is starting to squeal when cold
     
  12. ReVviNg HiGh

    ReVviNg HiGh Rev it up! Established Member

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    39k and clutch grips harder than my centerforce II in my 96 cobra!
     
  13. Trick Pony

    Trick Pony Stang Addict Established Member

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    46k and counting on mine. Running on ET Street Radials now so it will probably die fast.
     
  14. rrpederson

    rrpederson lookin 4 parts Established Member

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    lol this sux to say but at 67k miles, a few launches, daily abuse from traffic and what not, my clutch still grips hard, i could shake s tooth lose with my car.
     
  15. 427Windsorman

    427Windsorman Currently between Fords Established Member

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    49K miles, and it is starting to slip noticeably. I will be looking to replace it soon :)
     
  16. $ickZ06

    $ickZ06 New Member Established Member

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    16k and still goin strong
     
  17. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    Mine just died last night. Over 39,000 miles, 30k of it on my current setup, around 20 N2O bottles worth all over 100hp pills, several 150 shots. Died while roasting the tires in third on a damp road.:nonono:
     
  18. black01mustang

    black01mustang a new z06 will be mine Established Member

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    What exactly is the tob squeel I was having clutch/tranny problems so I replaced the clutch and found it was down to the rivets and there were 4-5 heat spots the car had just over 20k miles and I am the 2nd owner however this was a spec 3 clutch. After replacing the clutch I was still having vibration issues at low rpms in any gear and a squeel is back when starting out in first. Sorry if this post doesn't make any sense I'm at work and am in a hurry.
     
  19. crizzut

    crizzut Active Member Established Member

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    heard the Ram chatters less than other aftermarket clutches. That true?
     
  20. suaveflooder

    suaveflooder 500 hp grocery getter Established Member

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    43k on mine, and so far as I can tell...still good :)
     
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