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Old 10-11-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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ditto mine is high in position as well...
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #4
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Mine is high as well. Third has a tendency to grind at high RPM shifts though.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 10-12-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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Mine is very low. The car will try to move almost as soon as you start releasing the clutch.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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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

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #8
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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...
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #9
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My clutch is also pretty high up, it threw me off the first few times I drove it
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #10
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Mine catches very high, almost near the end of the pedal.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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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?
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #14
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Oh, and to keep the thread on topic, my clutch engages high also (closer to foot off pedal).
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:09 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #19
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Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:26 PM   #20
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Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.
Same here...
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
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Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.
Makes it interesting on foot control for hills lol .

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Old 10-30-2013, 01:28 AM   #22
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Mine is at the top, almost let it all the way out before it engages.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:45 AM   #23
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Car built in April 2013....only need to depress clutch a few inches at most for engagement. makes it easy for quick shifts.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:12 AM   #24
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:20 AM   #25
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Anybody use the kit from Ram Clutches for Hydraulic clutches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=1z7GlGHTYWU
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