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Old 10-26-2010, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LeMans05C6 View Post
I have been leaning towards the Monster Stage 3.
I'm careful what I say in public but send me a PM if interested and I'll tell you my experience, likes and dislikes about this clutch.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:52 AM
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ls9 LOOKS VERY GOOD HOW MUCH DOES IT ALL WEIGH TOGETHER?
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rustyguns View Post
ls9 LOOKS VERY GOOD HOW MUCH DOES IT ALL WEIGH TOGETHER?
Our LS9zr6 (fw,disc,pp) weighs in at 51lbs, but with perfect drivability...
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:17 PM
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Okay if i am now considering the LS9, what other twin disk clutches for under $1500 offer good driveability. I think they all will easily hold the power I am looking to put down, if i am going to step it up to twin disk....

WHATS THE BEST FOR $1500 and below, besides the LS9 which is a very good clutch i have gathered.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by LeMans05C6 View Post
Okay if i am now considering the LS9, what other twin disk clutches for under $1500 offer good driveability. I think they all will easily hold the power I am looking to put down, if i am going to step it up to twin disk....

WHATS THE BEST FOR $1500 and below, besides the LS9 which is a very good clutch i have gathered.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:23 PM
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Worked with Mike and have the full LS9 clutch on the way. Only rave reviews about this thing and will have no problem holding my power and serve my dual purposes well. Thanks Mike for the help and ill review it once i get my car back probably in a month.
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by LeMans05C6 View Post
Worked with Mike and have the full LS9 clutch on the way. Only rave reviews about this thing and will have no problem holding my power and serve my dual purposes well. Thanks Mike for the help and ill review it once i get my car back probably in a month.
well what the verdict?? I'm looking at getting one but should I get the one from k-teck with the lighter flywheel and is east cost still offering free shipping to Kansas City?

As a note I have the spec stage 3 if anyone needs one I just drive my car on the steet mostly so its up for sale. Just PM if interested make offer also have a the stock LS7 clutch for sale both in excellant condition 900 miles on each.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:05 AM
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Don't have the car back yet and will still be a few weeks out i bet. Whole engine build takes more time than expected to do it right but its working.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:00 PM
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For road racing there is no btter clutch then the LS9x. The 8.5 pound reduction in rotating mass makes the car rev quicker and also de-celerate quicker. It is a win-win for all applications.

I highly recommend the aluminum version because of that reduction in weight. Many of the other versions of the LS9 use a heavy steel flywheel and in some instances, it actually weighs more then the stock setup. The other advantage not available in other versions is the ability of replacing the steel insert on the flywheel for $59. The replacement pressure plate is also available for less then $500 when it wears out.

I offer the Katech LS9x shipped to your door for $1,425. That includes everything (Katech alum flywheel, ZR1 pressure plate/discs, ZR1 slave and throw out bearing, all pressure plate and flywheel bolts, pilot bearing, exhaust gaskets, bottle of Dot 4 fluid)

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:56 PM
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Probably got a similar thing from Mike Yeager. The clutch should be a solid choice for what i hear ill have just over 500rwhp.

Went all out on the build for my LS2. Got the FAST102, NW102 and a new Halltech intake to match.

Many things have shipped and i think the shortblock is close to shipping out early next week. Can't wait.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:50 PM
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does that zr1 twin disk clutch just bolt in to the c6z06? I was told to get a new throw out bearing with this setup, yes or no? is the alum flywheel readily available for this zr1 clutch. I primarily do HPDE advanced grp. road courses 2x/month w/ 500rwhp z. thanks guys
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I run a Textrailia Z grip and love it. has 20k+ miles on it and holds like a dream. i can putz around town or click off 1.5 60s at the strip. its good all around
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Another option that we have just released is an 11" Carbon/Organic it will easily hold 525rwhp and with it's full face disc will have a smoother engagement than a 6-puck disc. This clutch coupled with our lightweight billet flywheel would be great for road racing as it weighs just 42lbs and would make rev matching when heel/toe downshifting easier. Give me a call at 817-750-2000 if you have any questions, Chris
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Found this thread through a search.

I'm wondering if the ls7 or ls9 clutch with lw flywheel is still considered the best set up for a c5z that does hpde often. I'm stock power wise, but do not see myself going more than cam,headers,exhaust, and heads in the future.

If there's a better clutch setup, please advise.
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Originally Posted by OCCOMSRAZOR View Post
I'm probably the only one who will say this, but I have had great luck with the LS7 clutch. It is reasonably priced and performs well. (480 whp) I also use a Findanza lightweight flywheel.

I wouldn't use it for drag racing, but for road racing I find that it satisfies my needs. On the other hand, I do my best not to abuse it or my tranny.

Your results may vary...

I have this same set up and it worked fine. It's also for sale; I boosted my HP to 630 flywheel and was concerned that it might not work at that level. Let me know if you are interested.

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I am using the monster stage 2 clutch with their lightweight flywheel. Works great so far.
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Originally Posted by DK83 View Post
Found this thread through a search.

I'm wondering if the ls7 or ls9 clutch with lw flywheel is still considered the best set up for a c5z that does hpde often. I'm stock power wise, but do not see myself going more than cam,headers,exhaust, and heads in the future.

If there's a better clutch setup, please advise.
The Monster LT1-S Street twin is the best setup. Far more robust, lower MOI, and holds a lot more power, and abuse.

http://monsterclutches.com/c5-corvet...reet-c5-clutch
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Originally Posted by SNL/MonsterClutchCo View Post
The Monster LT1-S Street twin is the best setup. Far more robust, lower MOI, and holds a lot more power, and abuse.

http://monsterclutches.com/c5-corvet...reet-c5-clutch
I have this clutch and like it so far. I've only put street miles on it as I ran out of time last summer getting the break in miles done so no track time yet. It is noisy when at idle and in neutral, sounds like a slight rattle. No noise any other time.

I went with the light flywheel which exposed an existing idle issue in the tune but a fellow forum member did a few tweaks which fixed that. My car is an LS3 conversion (in C5) with mild cam and long tube headers.

The old clutch was an LS7 which was having the stuck pedal any time I tried to do a shift at RPM's above 5000. That clutch is cheap but very heavy.
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Monster LT-1S - Just make sure you balance it. Petal is as light or lighter than stock and engages just like stock. LOVE this clutch.

Oh yea, and its smaller and lighter so has a much better MOI
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Originally Posted by trapp View Post
I have run 2 years on the stock clutch with 500rwhp. I have done alot of track ( road course ) time. I have about 9k on the car without any issues.

Originally Posted by dvandentop View Post
stocker here with alot of road course use over 3 years and no issues

36k on car
I agree with these guys about the stock clutch.

For HPDE and road course work go with the lightest stock clutch you can and have it balanced. You start getting into unsprung, hard grabbing clutches and you'll be buying tranny parts.

These guys are all trying to sell you something you don't need...but that's their job
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