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The 2010 Sin 06-07-2013 02:44 PM

Clutch Review: Out w/ Monster in w/ the Slayer
 
This is my 10,000 mile review:

Previously installed in my 2010 Camaro full bolt on heads and cammed LS3 I had the Monster Stage 3 single disc capable of 700hp/tq. I was having problems blowing out master cylinder after master cylinder (4 to be exact) tried the lingenfelter clutch return spring and the braided line between the slave and the master. Still no dice. I was told by several employees at monster that I do not know how to drive the car at 3,500 miles of squealing like a pig and shuddering so bad it was embarrassing to drive I decided to call it quits and work with the guys at http://www.hendrix-engineering.com/

When we pulled the transmission and looked at the monster clutch the blades that come off were totally bare metal on metal in a few areas *losing all of its contact patch between clutch disc and the flywheel.* We and all of us at Jim Glover Chevrolet were completely dumbfounded. The shim, the flywheel and the clutch was all installed properly and double checked for anything being loose before we pulled it apart and removed it.

We un-boxed the Hendrix engineering street slayer billet twin carbon and they were excited. Finally a clutch that looked the part. (the install tech was a little concerned about it being a strapless design but he followed the instructions to a T and did it right.)

First drive was unbelieveable! MY CAR MOVES WITHOUT SQUEAKING OR SHUDDERING! I dont have to "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE MY CAR" either. :frusty:

After the first oil change at 3,500 miles I also changed my clutch fluid and it was super clean but did it anyway just to prevent issues down the road.

I find it crazy that this clutch capable of holding 800RWHP drives easier with a smoother engagement and no shudder or squeal driven normally. I even removed and sold the clutch return spring which is no longer needed and I have not had the need to replace my Master Cyl. after 10,000 miles of driving on this gorgeously performing clutch.

Bravo http://www.hendrix-engineering.com/ You've done a bang up job on this one.. (You kicked the little monster in bell housing!) :clap2::hail::thumb::thanks:


So the moral of the story is save your money and spend it properly on a unit that is made for the car not shimmed out from GTO specs.


I have over $1,500 from that monster that i'll never get back. (Clutch, install, master cyls x 4 and slave) My loss will hopefully be your gain!!!! :confused0068:

blufin 06-07-2013 06:03 PM

I went with the Street Slayer twin carbon when my stock clutch gave out after several hundred passes at the drag strip. I couldn't be happier with the street manors and how it performs on the strip. Even when new, the stock clutch would get hot and smell terrible after a few launches. The Street Slayer has never smelled after a full night of racing. The engagement/disengagemet is smooth like butter and holds tons of torque.

jamesr 06-07-2013 06:45 PM

Yea going through same stuff with my level 2 twin monster only have 550 miles on clutch they want me to send it back so they can measure everything shutters bad i 3rd &4th has no free travel .G to measure most likely need to take so off the adapter but may change to a street slayer just have to get it out next week.

The 2010 Sin 06-07-2013 07:29 PM

I'm sorry to hear you're going through the monster issues.. Save yourself and dont waste money trying to reinstall one. They always want you to spend $500 labor to have them send you another turd to put in the bell housing.

jamesr 06-07-2013 07:41 PM

Sin you race Tulsa I use to run MAKO about 5 years ago

The 2010 Sin 06-07-2013 08:57 PM

No i dont race in Tulsa, I'm married to my job nowdays. :-/ use to run Club/SCCA racing at hallett road course.

The 2010 Sin 06-07-2013 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesr (Post 6643353)
Sin you race Tulsa I use to run MAKO about 5 years ago

That was with Turner Motorsports/BMW

yotaman96 06-08-2013 12:07 AM

I have the Street Slayer twin carbon as well. Mine's not as pretty as the newer ones, but so far, it works great.

quincy speeder 06-08-2013 08:12 AM

Good write up.

I had similar problems with the monster. Clutch is junk.

GLGJR 06-08-2013 10:46 AM

Where is the "Like" button?

dekan513 06-08-2013 10:50 AM

monsters seem to alway have problems unless u get in the twins. but street slayer and rxt is wht u hear nothing but good things about . glad u can enjoy ur car now .

The 2010 Sin 06-09-2013 10:45 AM

above shows someone is having an issue with the monster twin! They need to stick to gto's

The 2010 Sin 06-10-2013 02:58 PM

anyone else have any issues with the monsters like I did?

mp51998 06-10-2013 05:22 PM

I did in the wifes car but it was a single. I was told I needed to learn how to drive it correctly as well. Kept it about a month then put the stocker back in. I have a Mantic 9000 twin in my car for about 3k miles and so far no problems. I won't buy another Monster clutch.


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