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Old 06-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Clutch Maintenance

Anyone have any idea how durable the clutch's the M6s have are? How long one might last without any track time? and finally how much one might cost to replace? I know labor on clutch's is a bitch if you don't do it yourself.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Since these are so new I guess no one probably has any idea.... Kind of tempting to go with a Automatic for the extra $1200 now
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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$1200 right now for the automatic versus $2000 every two or three years for a performance clutch, given how poorly people will be driving these things. A clutch can last a lifetime, but it can also last a couple of months... really depends on the driver and in all honesty automatic vs. manual is a personal choice. Shifting gears isn't as macho as it once was...
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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$1200 right now for the automatic versus $2000 every two or three years for a performance clutch, given how poorly people will be driving these things. A clutch can last a lifetime, but it can also last a couple of months... really depends on the driver and in all honesty automatic vs. manual is a personal choice. Shifting gears isn't as macho as it once was...
A good performance clutch and forged flywheel will outlast even a person new to a manual.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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A good performance clutch and forged flywheel will outlast even a person new to a manual.
Will still cost loads more than the $1200 to get an automatic and the .3 seconds from 0-60 as a bonus.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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Will still cost loads more than the $1200 to get an automatic and the .3 seconds from 0-60 as a bonus.
You cannot put a price on the pleasure of getting the feeling of "driving" your car with the manual if you like it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:54 PM   #7
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You cannot put a price on the pleasure of getting the feeling of "driving" your car with the manual if you like it.
True to each his own.....i really enjoy shifting too
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:20 PM   #8
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A good performance clutch and forged flywheel will outlast even a person new to a manual.
Ya, what he said !
I read somewhere that 150K km is attainable in most cases and even more.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #9
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Anyone know the price of a stock clutch?
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:28 PM   #10
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To the OP..."depends." Just like everyone above says. You could have the original clutch in it until the wheels fall off or you could burn it up in a week.

Very little of what you are charged for replacing a clutch is for the parts. It's time consuming to do, requires a few specialized tools, etc. I can replace one in a day for under $200 if I don't feel the need to resurface the flywheel (but you should do this), including a new pilot bearing and throw-out in my manual four wheel drive truck.

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The clutch in my 99 TA was fine when I sold it at 101k miles
The clutch in my 00 Vette was fine when I sold it at 90k miles

I autocross raced and generally drove the snot out of both cars. But I also double clutched every downshift, and never rode the clutch either...
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:52 AM   #12
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Well done, Grasshopper - Rogue.

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Old 07-02-2009, 06:51 AM   #13
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Oh and I never did any maintenance to either, although I had planned to change the fluid on the vette, but then i sold it to buy the camaro
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:42 AM   #14
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Anyone have any idea how durable the clutch's the M6s have are? How long one might last without any track time? and finally how much one might cost to replace? I know labor on clutch's is a bitch if you don't do it yourself.
Most Corvette M6 owners follow CF member "Ranger's" clutch fluid change procedure

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...al-issues.html

BTW Ranger holds many of the records for fastest STOCK C5 Z06 and C6 Z06 vette over on the forum. You sould search out his threads on the CF. This guy is a legend with M6 Corvettes
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #15
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Most Corvette M6 owners follow CF member "Ranger's" clutch fluid change procedure

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...al-issues.html

BTW Ranger holds many of the records for fastest STOCK C5 Z06 and C6 Z06 vette over on the forum. You sould search out his threads on the CF. This guy is a legend with M6 Corvettes
Thanks buddy
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #16
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Yea worry about it when it goes out. Then replace it with a better quality product if your using it on a track if it should go out or you want a different grip.
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Shifting gears isn't as macho as it once was...


FALSE.

Shifting will always be more manly than letting your left foot fall asleep because it has nothing to do.

Driving an automatic is like sitting on the can.

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Old 08-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #19
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Shifting gears isn't as macho as it once was...
LMFAO...yeah, tell that to the guys that got the L99's with an automatic! We will see if they agree with when they're getting smoked by Mustang GT's!!

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