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Clutch Replacement

35218 Views 45 Replies 13 Participants Last post by  Cev93

I burnt the clutch on my solstice, yup all my fault. Its driven hard and brake boosting and power sliding everywhere killed it, the extra power from the tune didn't help either.. I haven't driven it in a while, its my only car but I work overseas so I spend weeks without needing it at a time. Also makes it impossible for me to do the transmission job myself. Regardless this car is a completely different monster in complicated than the cars I have built and worked on before.

Does anybody know how much a gm dealer would charge to drop a clutch in there, or a shop that visits this place in the New England area can give me a quote? I will be buying a clutch and flywheel when I get back most likely from a vendor here. I am going to push up the power some more, I am chasing 400 torque so I have to do some research on what clutch will hold the torque.

Any info appreciated,
I know someone that has a shop but he dislikes working on US cars and I know for a fact he has never worked on a rwd sport car layout before, He is a big in the FWD drag racing and those are the cars he builds. Worse case scenario I can leave it at his shop.
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DDM and Werks both sell Spec clutches but they have different opinions on which one works best, I have a Spec Stage 2 with the aluminum Spec flywheel, that is about $1300 for the parts. The Stage 2 is only slightly stiffer than stock and will handle over 400 lb/ft of torque easily, I'm in the 380 range, lighter flywheel make a a BIG difference. Don't forget to get the spacer.
I swapped my clutch at 60 K it was fine the flywheel was fine the pressure plate was shot. Talk to Dave at Werks before you commit, he steered me away from the Stage 3 and I do drift my car. The Stage 2 is plenty of clutch, if you commute in traffic at all it's a better choice and knocking 15 lbs of the flywheel is worth the money, makes a HUGE difference especially if you are doing clutch kicks.
It was just a lot of fun on jack stands, I hope I never have to that again. We ended up loosening the motor mounts and jacking the engine to get things lined up. I have done many clutches by myself at night in the driveway and driven to work the next day, not this one.
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