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Old 07-23-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Hey y'all. My trans and diff are being upgraded in my 05 coupe. I thought I would upgrade the clutch at the same time and would appreciate your guidance. I'd like the best of all worlds, factory like pedal feel, sufficient holding power, reliability/durability and preferably no chatter/clutch noise. The car will see occasional track use. A twin disc is fine it meets the above criteria. Please let me know what you are running, how much power your making and any pros/cons.
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I have a Centerforce Dyad with a Tick master and am very happy with it.

I only have 540 at the wheels, but the setup will take much more.
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I have a Mcleod RXT, and use their stock weight billet flywheel and have no chatter and stock pedal pressure, and no matter what clutch you choose I highly recommend a Tick Master cylinder. 05 640hp
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I've never heard of a Tickmaster Cylinder. What is it and why should I use it?
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I've never heard of a Tickmaster Cylinder. What is it and why should I use it?
It is more robust than the stock plastic one

http://www.tickperformance.com/tick-...rvette-c6-z06/
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Hey y'all. My trans and diff are being upgraded in my 05 coupe. I thought I would upgrade the clutch at the same time and would appreciate your guidance. I'd like the best of all worlds, factory like pedal feel, sufficient holding power, reliability/durability and preferably no chatter/clutch noise. The car will see occasional track use. A twin disc is fine it meets the above criteria. Please let me know what you are running, how much power your making and any pros/cons.
What are your future plans for the car? How do you drive the car weekend warrior, daily driver? Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

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What are your future plans for the car? How do you drive the car weekend warrior, daily driver? Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

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I use the car only to go to car shows, a weekend drive and the drag strip but would also like to take it on a road race track 1-2 times a year, but haven't yet. I am a weekend warrior. I will drive it hard if there is no traffic to get in the way.

I think the Tickmaster cylinder is not something I want to deal with at this time and I'd prefer that the replacement clutch work properly w/ the stock cylinder.

For now, I need just enough hp and upgraded drivetrain to get me into the high tens at the 1/4 mile drag strip.

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Mcleod rxt, done. 655rwhp, mid 10s, and 1.5 short times with ease
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Lots of choices out there!
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Mcleod rxt, done. 655rwhp, mid 10s, and 1.5 short times with ease
You give me hope. I would have been happy with low to mid 11s but with all this added expense in the drive train I might as well set my goals on high 10s. Thanks for the input.
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Mcleod rxt, done. 655rwhp, mid 10s, and 1.5 short times with ease
How many miles have you out on the RXT?
Did you have any chatter/noise or balance issues?
Are you using the RXT on a LS2, 3, 7 or 9?
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It's an Ls2 car with about 4k on the clutch, stock rear/tranny/short block, and 70k on the car. Clutch has minimal chatter which has dininished as miles increased.
Your goal should definitely be 10s, as my runs were with a 3500ft DA ( Had they been at near or below sea level it would have likely been a very low 10).
Hope that helps
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We use the RPS Street Twin 1/2 Carbon clutch kit for anything in the 600-700rwhp range. The driveability and feel of the clutch is amazing, and will definitely hold your power.

We offer the clutch as a kit on our online store with a Tick master cylinder, speed bleeder, and GM slave cylinder for a complete installation.

Vengeance Racing - RPS Street Twin 1/2 Carbon clutch kit

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Just tell RPM exactly what you want out of the clutch; stock feel, no chatter, whatever, and they will know which one to put in. It may not be maximum hold with above requirements
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