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SPEC stage 3+aluminum fly wheel

Has anyone used this combonation? I manily do very little street driving and alot of Dragstrip duty. I talked to them about it and the price sounds great now just looking to see how everyone likes theres all opinions appreciated.


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That is the exact combo I have. I love the clutch, it's quite strong. Chattered a little when breaking in, but that's expected with a High HP clutch. The flywheel is a lot lighter than the billet steel one I had on before, though I didn't really notice any quicker or slower revs with it. Nor did I notice that starting or stopping was any different. My 2 cents!

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Thanks Chris. Yeah he told me it may chatter some until it gets broke in. How is the pedal feel? Is it alot harder to push than stock or about the same?

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If you plan on staying N/A stay clear of the Aluminum FW, Billet steel FW work great on N/A cars especially the " low on torque" OHC mod engines. I had a Aluminum FW in my N/A 98 Cobra and hated it. When I broke my T-45 I saw it as an oppurtunity to switch to the Mcleod billet steel FW and it reaaly works great..


For someone like Chris's Turboed MONSTER his Stang would benefit from a Alumunum FW due to the ton of hp he's making. DA Snake boy!!!
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True there is about a 14lb diffrence in the two. I am just figureing launching a little higher to make up for the lost enertia. Plus it will give a little more topend. My friend Ian Mullane switched to one in his Factory Stock car and he likes his set up plus didn't hurt his 60' times and may have even picked up some et.

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SPEC Stage 4 (One bad MOFO)
FRPP Billet Steel Flywheel

No chatter. Unbelievable street manners for a solid center, ceramic padded, clutch disc, that has no center shock springs in it. Lighter clutch pedal than my old FRPP/McLeoad setup too.

I beleive the reasoning that Ian is running the Aluminum Flywheel is because in Factory Stock they run on DR's. This will allow less hit on the rear tires and allow better 60fts.

If you are running on slicks, get the Billet Steel Flywheel. You want to hit the tires hard on slicks!

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Yeah that is true, less shock to the drag radials would be better. I think I will go with the billet steal flywheel because I do run on slicks. So what kinda street manners does the stage 4 have Jason?

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It is no problem on the street. In fact, my beater car just took a crap on me and I have been driving my Cobra to work for the past week without any problems.

It drives great. It is way more clutch than I need but I wanted the best out there and this is it. Plus, it leaves me serious room to grow.

Later, Jason

Also, with all the other Stages of SPEC clutches, they all chatter to some extent, just like my old FRPP/McLeod combo. Most people say the chatter goes away but my Stage 4 does not chatter.

When we first opened the box to see this clutch disc, everyone in the shop was like I am gonna hate life and said it would chatter like a biotch. Nope. It is just fine on the street and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Kick ass combo!!! This
is how mine worked out.SPEC Sucks ASS
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I put a Stage 2 in with an aluminum wheel but I have 4.56 gears and run on some notoriously slick strips. I have only run it once with the light wheel (11 lbs less than stock), but I like it fine so far. But I wouldn't do it with a 4.10 gear. I can launch at 6000 rpm with 10" ET Drags and got a 1.67 60' last week. I will launch harder this weekend and see if I can get it down a little more. I am not sure the lighter wheel will help enough after launch to make up for the lower inertia during launch. It didn't hurt any, just not convinced it helped yet.

It is fine on the street. With the gear.

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Jason- Thanks for the input I will be ordering my stage 4 with there billet steel flywheel tommorow. Just curious though how much was the FRPP flywheel and how much does it weigh? May as well go with the bad a$$ clutch huh

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I think I paid $219 for the FRPP Billet Steel Flywheel back in November of 2000.

It is actually made by McLeod but sold in an FRPP box.

Just go with the SPEC Steel Flywheel. It will be fine.

***Remember, it is one bad MOFO and you should expect that. It will hold up to whatever you throw at it and is streetable, at least to me it is. Don't expect it to be exactly like a stock clutch because it is not. I just don't want you to come back at me after its installed and say that I told you it was super-streetable or something. All my opinions on it come from someone who drives around with a C-Locker, skinnies, and no front swaybar and then goes to the track and dumps it at 7000+ rpms on slicks and then drives home afterward. A clutch like this does not bother me at all!***

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*** Oh don't worry I am much the same, I drive around no A/C, turndowms skinnys, et streets, no front sway bar most of the interior out so I think I can handle the clutch***

So where would be the best place to get the Flywheel from?

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id like to get the aluminum FW. i think it would work great in my combo, but everyone told me to stay away from it. i think im gonna get one anyway.
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