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Southern Comfort 10-11-2013 08:06 PM

Two 2013 1LEs and very different clutch feel
 
Ok guys, anyone aware of any production changes in clutch pedal within the MY13 ?
I bought one built in Feb 13 and drove it for 1500 miles over 6 months.
Test drove another new 13 today with 79 miles built in June 13 and the clutch felt very different. Basically the clutch pedal had to travel what felt like another 2-3 inches to engage. RPMs flared while waiting for the clutch to bite.
I met with their lead mechanic to see if it needed adjustment, but he explained there is no adjustment to it.
I recall some members talking about how different their SS felt compared to a 1LE. I can't help but wonder if different components were used throughout the MY.
Anyone have insight to possible differences?

raptor5244 10-11-2013 09:04 PM

I don't have anything to compare it to but my 2013 1LE built in May feels like the clutch engages high up on the pedal release. I had a 2002 Corvette Z06 that felt the same way.

20121lt 10-11-2013 09:19 PM

ditto mine is high in position as well...

NovaDaddy 10-12-2013 12:26 AM

Mine is high as well. Third has a tendency to grind at high RPM shifts though.

Green Machine 10-12-2013 12:38 AM

Mines fairly high to I guess. Been a while since I drove stick in a car. Clutch travel is similar to my semi's clutch pedal.

Sent from the road.

joelster 10-12-2013 06:17 AM

Mine is very low. The car will try to move almost as soon as you start releasing the clutch.

Green Machine 10-12-2013 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by joelster (Post 7086494)
Mine is very low. The car will try to move almost as soon as you start releasing the clutch.

Kind of wish mine was like that

Sent from the road.

jgalewsk 10-12-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by NovaDaddy (Post 7086341)
Mine is high as well. Third has a tendency to grind at high RPM shifts though.

Same here. I can't get a quick 2-3 shift without grinding. I have to wait just another fraction of a second...

1LE_Rick 10-12-2013 09:52 AM

My clutch is also pretty high up, it threw me off the first few times I drove it

Novie LE 10-12-2013 10:05 AM

Mine catches very high, almost near the end of the pedal.

Southern Comfort 10-12-2013 10:26 AM

Forgive my ignorance - by high you mean closer to foot off the pedal or closer to the floor? I can say I really prefer biting closer to the floor like my Feb car.
Anyone have an idea why some would be so different, and is there anything practical that can be done to change it?

joelster 10-12-2013 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by jgalewsk (Post 7086819)
Same here. I can't get a quick 2-3 shift without grinding. I have to wait just another fraction of a second...

That could mean that the clutch is NOT fully disengaging when you depress the pedal. That is not good.

jgalewsk 10-12-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by joelster (Post 7086943)
That could mean that the clutch is NOT fully disengaging when you depress the pedal. That is not good.

You may be right. But I think its more about my timing and shifting properly without rushing it. I'm talking about really quick shifts. I have a tendency to shift somewhat quick during daily driving. So when pushing it harder, I just tend to do everything a little too quick. But I've been doing better and practicing more so the issue doesn't come up as often. If the issue gets any worse, I will get it checked out. Thanks for the info!

jgalewsk 10-12-2013 01:21 PM

Oh, and to keep the thread on topic, my clutch engages high also (closer to foot off pedal).

VOGGS-LS3-1LE 10-13-2013 10:09 PM

Mine catches about 2-3 inches from the floor. Just a reminder that you cannot rush your shifts with these clutch/trans setup. If you slow your shift just a split second once your pedal is depressed you will be rewarded with a more positive shift and less wear on the Synchro's and friction disc.

Southern Comfort 10-24-2013 06:53 AM

Okay, one more to compare. This one is much more like my first one - catches nearer to the floor. As for the 2-3 shift, dont try to guide it - just push it forward and it will glide into third. Same with 3-4 - just bring it back.
4-3 does the same.

chipset35 10-26-2013 10:09 AM

I have to press my clutch pedal all the way down.
Honestly, I think there is a quality control issue with these clutches, i.e. they are not all being installed properly and/or the same.
They need to adhere to some sort of standard.

S3XPanther 10-26-2013 04:19 PM

It's funny you mention this OP, because when I briefly drive a friend's 1LE (snickerdoodle) that was built late 2012, the clutch would engage smoother and earlier than mine (built May 6).

This was however, when I had only about a hundred miles on my car. My clutch's feel seems to be improving with the miles.

Biv08SS 10-26-2013 06:10 PM

Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.

Deebo 10-28-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Biv08SS (Post 7129757)
Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.

Same here... :popcorn:

Green Machine 10-28-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Biv08SS (Post 7129757)
Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.

Makes it interesting on foot control for hills lol :biggrin:.

Nothing Nothing Nothing GO

h018871 10-30-2013 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Biv08SS (Post 7129757)
Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.

+2

gajagfan 10-30-2013 09:45 AM

Car built in April 2013....only need to depress clutch a few inches at most for engagement. makes it easy for quick shifts.

SW31SS 10-31-2013 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by h018871 (Post 7140159)
+2

+3

lpar1969 10-31-2013 08:20 AM

Anybody use the kit from Ram Clutches for Hydraulic clutches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=1z7GlGHTYWU


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