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Old 06-29-2005, 09:07 PM
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Clutches

I was just reading through a thread about the dual friction clutches. I have one my '67, mainly because I heard good things about their holding power and their claim of being easy on the ol' left leg. Nothing more grueling than a stiff clutch in traffic.

In the thread, other clutch makes were mentioned and I'm wondering about their stiffness. I'm considering converting my '72 El Camino project to a Muncie and will be shopping for a clutch system.

How do the Hayes, etc stack up against the Centerforce price-wise and ease of use? It'll probably be behind a warmed over 400 and street driven.

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Old 06-30-2005, 01:45 PM
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Never had a Hayes, so I cant vouche for them, but I used a Centerforce gold in my 4.88 geared 68 Chevelle behind a saginaw 4 speed and let me tell you, Im sold!
I wouldnt buy anything else. That thing was abused every day with tons of street fun and 6500 rpm hole shots and after about a year we took the tranny out to check the flexplate because of a noise and the clutch setup looked like it was still new.
Pedal pressure was very light and smooth as well.
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Isn't anyone using other brand clutches?
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I ran a Ram clutch behind the built 390 in my F100 for about 8-9 years. It held up well but did have heavy pedal pressure. Since then I have used reman units in two other vehicles and they are doing fine(lighter duty use). I know they don't have the grip of the Ram or the Centerforce.
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i have a couple cents to throw in. i have used the centerforce dual friction on a couple cars. my brother intalled one in his 00z286spd. we both were bothered by the roughness in engaugment. they arent smooth. i mean it feels like mild flywheel chatter. recently i went to a mopar performance clutch system (hayes). i love it. it has a smooth operation. i can just replace the disk when it wears out. yes! 100 bucks vs. 400. i bought enough centerforces and they never slipped, i have to say i perfer the hayes.

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