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Old 06-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Best Clutch Option for 700RWHP?

So,

I'm in need of a new clutch for my ZL1 - I have 700RWHP - what are my options and does anybody have any feedback on those options, positive or negative?

If I'm not mistaken we have a different setup in the ZL1 (flywheel?) which means we need specific clutch kits?

I know McLeod list a ZL1 specific kit in their catalogue, but can't find it online anywhere.

Any advice here is welcome as I'm clueless haha!
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I like the way the one on Lingenfelter website is described. You may want to see if anyone has personal experience with it. http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...6#.U6HhLvldWbM
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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or this one:

http://www.coloradospeed.com/mcleod-...1-p-27251.html
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:28 PM   #4
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most of the 2013-2014 cobra crowd runs the Mcleod I do believe.

I am not sure I would go with the Zr1 clutch just because it is an oem piece for a car with quite a bit less power than you are making so you would have less margin than a piece designed for your power level.
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Phil, I really liked the Hendrix Street Slayer twin carbon that I had in my old SS. It is made by RPS. They also make a triple disc.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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I'm still running a stock clutch. No hint of any problems yet.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:20 PM   #7
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So,

I'm in need of a new clutch for my ZL1 - I have 700RWHP - what are my options and does anybody have any feedback on those options, positive or negative?

If I'm not mistaken we have a different setup in the ZL1 (flywheel?) which means we need specific clutch kits?

I know McLeod list a ZL1 specific kit in their catalogue, but can't find it online anywhere.

Any advice here is welcome as I'm clueless haha!
I counted my slips and have over 60 passes on my clutch and just over 5000 miles. 20 of those passes at 750 rwhp
Did your clutch let go completely or did it just start to slip???
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:07 AM   #8
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I counted my slips and have over 60 passes on my clutch and just over 5000 miles. 20 of those passes at 750 rwhp
Did your clutch let go completely or did it just start to slip???
It hasn't let go completely, but on the way home from the track last week it began to slip really bad in every gear.

It was weird that I had no issues at all at the track and then it just started to slip on way home mind you...I would expect it to start after frying it at track but it just started out of the blue on relatively quiet drive home - and it went from no slip at all to slipping in every gear

I have not driven the car for a week but will take it out this weekend and see if it's any better, but it's on it's last legs for sure.

I have burnt it up a couple of times pretty bad at the track whilst I was getting used to the power.... with smoke coming from under the car... so it's my own fault and doesn't surprise me that it's given up

I have about 40 passes on it, with a lot of those at this power level
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:26 AM   #9
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I'm running a monster lt1-sc twin. Rated for 1000 rw.. be a good option.. how much is the stock clutch rated for ?
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:46 AM   #10
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I'm still running a stock clutch. No hint of any problems yet.
Modern has been brutally hard on his
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:23 AM   #11
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Modern has been brutally hard on his
I launch at 4000 rpm with drag radials and 4500 rpm with the 17" Hoosier slicks, I come off the clutch pretty aggressive. Lol. It's surprised me it's holding up. I've never smoked it.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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I launch at 4000 rpm with drag radials and 4500 rpm with the 17" Hoosier slicks, I come off the clutch pretty aggressive. Lol. It's surprised me it's holding up. I've never smoked it.


Well that's harder than I launch mine haha!

Do you No-Lift Shift it too?

As i say I smoked it REAL bad once - could still smell the clutch for about 2 hours afterwards
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #13
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I would send jessrayo a message on here. I know he's burned up several different clutches, is above your power level, and no lift shifts. I'm sure he would have plenty of feedback.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:55 AM   #14
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Well that's harder than I launch mine haha!

Do you No-Lift Shift it too?

As i say I smoked it REAL bad once - could still smell the clutch for about 2 hours afterwards
I only no lift shift when I'm racing islander033. Haha. And I still can't stay with him. I try to no lift shift but it's so hard to break old habits, clutch in, lift throttle. I catch myself sometimes
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:59 AM   #15
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Phil, I really liked the Hendrix Street Slayer twin carbon that I had in my old SS. It is made by RPS. They also make a triple disc.
I had the Street Slayer Triple Carbon Clutch and LOVED it on my 2010 Camaro. I never had any issues !!
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:21 PM   #18
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I would send jessrayo a message on here. I know he's burned up several different clutches, is above your power level, and no lift shifts. I'm sure he would have plenty of feedback.
I'm on my 4th clutch and it is out of the car right now. I don't think the ZR1 clutch was any better than the stock clutch. It could not handle the weight of our car drag racing at all.

I ran the Mantic 9000 for about 6 months and had about 60 or 70 drag passes above 800whp before it let go on me. It would probably be the perfect clutch for 600-700whp because it drove really well on the street.

I talked quite a bit with Steve at Monster clutches and they had not yet put together their newest triple when I needed a clutch ASAP. They offer a no questions warranty and the prices are good compared to others. Their clutches are rebuildable so a failure can be rebuilt at less cost. I don't know what they have now but I would consider talking to them.

I currently have the RPS/ Hendrix street slayer triple carbon clutch. I have about 30 drag passes and 9 one mile runs on the clutch. The engine is out of the car right now and the clutch has no signs of wear at all... (I've never had that happen before). I launch the car between 5-6K rpm and have a 3.23 rear gearset so I have to feather the clutch for 30 or 40 ft to get 1.4 or 1.5 60 foot times. I always no lift when straight line racing. The clutch is getting very hot and when hot, it does not disengage as well. I'm installing braided steel clutch line, larger capacity slave cylinder and dedicated clutch master cylinder to try to improve the function when the clutch is extremely hot. But despite the heat this clutch seems to be unbreakable...even by me. Lingenfelter has it on their site as the RPS, I will post a link or you can PM H-E from Hendrix, I forgot his name but he is always helpful if you have a question. Hendrix is the main distributor.

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I sure hope I don't have to refer back to this thread in the future but just in case...

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I sure hope I don't have to refer back to this thread in the future but just in case...

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I second that but I know its inevitable just how long, lol
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Wow some of you guys drive the shit out of your cars, great to know they are holding up as advertised.
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LOL... that's why we bought the ZL1...
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Matt and I were doing the math the other day and figured I have over 300 passes on my Z with no issues other than blown cats.
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I think for the money and how well the stock clutch holds up, I'll be putting the stocker back in the car when it goes. Seems a lot of you guys are having great luck with it, even beating on it from time to time as I do. They are cheap and it will be delivered to the dealership next day for free, and really easy to install if you have access to a hoist.
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I think for the money and how well the stock clutch holds up, I'll be putting the stocker back in the car when it goes. Seems a lot of you guys are having great luck with it, even beating on it from time to time as I do. They are cheap and it will be delivered to the dealership next day for free, and really easy to install if you have access to a hoist.
I was talking to the guys at the shop that built my car and they figured a stock clutch would probably be best for me also.
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