whyw802Z06 said:I just put a RPS with the Cinergy Flywheel into mine about a month ago. About 3 weeks after it goes it, it comes right back out. On my 20th pass on the drag strip, it goes out. Flywheel comes apart from the clutch and is pretty much gone. I'm getting a new one but now I'm out $1,200 labor on a clutch :flaming:. I've talked with the manufacture and it seemed to be a fault in the process and wasn't fully "complete". Anyway, they are sending me another one so I can try that out. I know of 2 or 3 more that have also failed. RPS failed If this one goes again, I'm going with the Aussie clutch. Nothing but good comments about that so far. Hopefully, everything will be worked out and this should be fine.
LGM did the install and it was dynoed as I had to have it tuned with the h/c swap. That may have been it. I drove it home from Texas (500 miles) so I would break it in, although I talked with a guy from Carolina Clutch and he said this clutch just needed about 100 miles, if that, of break in. There is a bonding agent that wasn't "bonded" enough is what he thought was the problem. He said there were 2 clutches that didn't get fully "bonded" and unfortunately, mine was probably one of them. Finally getting the car back this week so we shall see what happens from here.Don Benson said:I'm beginning to believe, that at least for cars in the 450-500 rwhp range, that most of the aftermarket clutches for our cars are pretty good, but their longevity is highly contingent on two factors...who did the install, and how it was broken in. :yeadog:
Lets face it, some shops are more competent than others, and the attention to the detail during install can make a huge difference in how the clutch sounds (chatter) and feels (subjective, though, in many instances). Then there is the "break-in." I hear how many claim to have given the clutch a relatively "gentle" 500 miles of combined highway and street use.... :bs: How many have had a new clutch put in and then the had a dyno tuning done right after the install? :NoNo: Again, if you do treat it right in those first couple of weeks of "seating" I believe it will last a reasonably long time.
BTW...this is not aimed at the above poster, as I do not know who did his work and what type of break-in he did.