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Author Topic:   What clutch do you use?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted July 24, 2005 07:55 PM  

We are looking to buy another clutch for our street stock car, just wondering what everyone's running/what's best/what's worst.......

If you can't work em in close & git em in your face with their orange landing gear down, don't bother taking the safety off......

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted July 24, 2005 09:47 PM  
if you are close to paragould ark i would say go to dicky's and buy the lightweight set up. flywheel is 11 lbs, clutch disk 4 bs, and press plate 10 lbs..think i gave 495.00 for all of it..

and he does ship also..ill get his number if anyone wants it..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted July 25, 2005 07:57 AM  
For a stock clutch, the lightest I've found is the LUK rep-set. Part 04-021 for the 10 1/2" 10-spline chevy. Around $150 at Pep-boys.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted July 31, 2005 08:42 PM  
I hold another angle. We run a heavy truck flywheel. A 12" clutch, and a big harmonic balancer. We had the entire rotating assembly balanced. My theory is the heavier the rotating mass, the longer it takes to wind down in the corners, and thus being the easier to get it wound up again before the straights. Seems to be working for us.

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted August 05, 2005 12:12 AM  
We run a triple disc which is nice, but to go with a lighter stock type clutch you could probably run one out of a Vega, they are 9in. Eddie

[This message has been edited by redneck racing (edited August 07, 2005).]

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 569
posted August 05, 2005 08:11 AM  
I run a Tilton triple disc and flywheel. Picked up the whole set-up for 150 bones off eBay from a dude who sels old NASCAR parts.

As far as the heavy rotating assembly goes, if you want to keep the revs up in the corner, use the accelerator pedal. If it works for you, cool, but 99% of the time its best to reduce rotating weight as much as possible. Increasing it is going to kill you up off the corner and it will kill any engine braking going into the corner.

Just my $.02, happy motoring.


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