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Old 07-15-2017, 11:29 PM   #1
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clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

looking for a clutch kit that will hold up at the weekly dragstrip test and tunes,stock one dont last long,stock 350 with t5 and its not a drag car just a daily driver with 3:08 posi,will run dot street slick tires 275/60/16.not loooking to break bank just tired oem part stores stuff
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Stock 350 out of what? Makes a huge difference
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oem reman
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OEM reman for what car? is it a 150hp 350 or a 400hp 350? They came in just about every cr for 50+ years
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

low horse i'm sure,looking at maybe
MCL-75225 - McLeod Super StreetPro Clutch Kits or a
ZZZ-HP1675-1A - Zoom High Performance Clutch Kits
but review on kevlar zoom not favorable
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

McCleod makes one that is slightly bigger than the size they sell for 3rd gens / T 5's that fit, I have one and several other members do... I think it's rated to 500hp.... do a search here...
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

I had a Centerforce DF in my 427 Camaro that I beat on for many years with no problems at all. It's still a very good clutch. Just upgraded to a McLeod dual disc RXT.
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

With a 3.08 gear and a 275-60-16 tire pretty much any clutch is going to hate you.
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With a 3.08 gear and a 275-60-16 tire pretty much any clutch is going to hate you.
Ha, I overlooked that part. You are right.
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

since not gonna make it an auto,tire size and rear gear is about only option?
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

That tire is 29 inches tall. Put that together with a 3.08 gear and it's a wonder that you can get the car moving. I'd probably go to a 3.73 or 4.11 with a tire that tall, or go to a tire that is about 24 inches tall.
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

I broke my first "World class" T5 doing clutch drop burnouts with a 305TBI and street tires. Those transmissions break easy so I don't advise using any kind of drag tire, dot for street use or not. A T5 can live behind a decent engine but your 60ft times will always be poor and your shifts will take much longer. I ran the CenterForce Dual Friction clutch also and I liked it.
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

going to try the MCL-75225 - McLeod Super StreetPro Clutch Kit,leaving the 3:08 and will run a 235/55/16 street tire,this is a driver and drive to work weekly(160mile round trip)so do like the 28mpg the trips to the track will just have to happenon test n tunes,on race nights the ol GreeNader will be under me
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Re: clutch that will hold up on dragstrip

I spent the better part of a decade putting 50+ passes a year on Spec clutches on sticky tires with 1.5xx short times.

They performed very well and the ONE time I had a problem with a brand new clutch, they took such good care of me I swore I'd never use another brand.

I picked up a billet twin disc setup from them last year and I love it so far.

At lower power levels I've used the Spec Stage 3 and Stage 3+ and they're great.
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