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(How to) make your clutch stop slipping. Find out inside.

Old 07-21-2008, 10:24 PM
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I learned to drive stick on this car and have no problems yet knock on wood. I have about 6500 miles on the car. When driving by myself i shift at about three. With family in the car i try to drive smooth and shift earlier which now i know is bad. This post makes me feel a lot better cus now i know if my clutch starts slipping that it may not be dead and its just glazed. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:13 AM
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Just hit 8000 miles today and I still have no problems.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:18 PM
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Guys, what this guy wrote about how to make your clutch stop slipping is true. my clutch was slipping like crazy. i read the hole thing and thought ill give it a shot. now my clutch dos not slip 1 bit. before i couldn't even drive my car normal, thats how bad it was slipping. and now it runs great. it actually works give it a shot.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:16 AM
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15 track no-lift shift runs and 45 % similar driving elseware but the 45% is at 3-4k rpm. Problem is my car is the new TC and has 3800 miles on it from new and the shifter cables had to be replaced once and now the clutch does not engage till the pedal is 80% to the floor, which in turn makes no-lift shifting at wot impossible from first to second gear. I'm may need a new clutch.

First week I had the car w\500mi I did some burn out practice and smoked the clutch twice, Litterally. This is mostly the reason I need a new clutch.

Anyone know how strong the axles in the new SS\TC are? I've heard they're the same as the SS\SC and that's not good with the TC's power.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Xenozx View Post
17,000 miles.
about 265 WHP.
I have been to the track w/ this car about a total of 30+ runs.
I drive VERY SPIRITED and race anything with wheels.
Never had a clutch slip problem. PERIOD.
when normal driving I rev to 3000-3750 before I shift. I would never shift lower then 3, as no power after the shift.

Only problem I have is when I am going from a dig, I think theres too much power there for the car to grip the clutch from a higher then idle launch, but once IM moving I dont have any problems and I drive like a phycho. My bro drives the same way, and he has 19,000 on his stock Redline clutch. There may be some truth to this theory.

Oh did I mention, I LEARNED TO DRIVE STICK ON THIS CAR?
LOL I almost lost it. I drive my **** like you guys too. Trying to shift the beast with 260 to the wheels smoothly can be a challenge any way I find it harder to baby it then it is to use some force . Whats funny is I was thinking for the last few days " I wonder how other people drive their Balts?" I usually get it up to the mph I want pretty fast and then throw it into 5th usually I skip 4th all of the time .. I cought my self wondering why is 4th gear even here LOL its gears are so tall I even confuse it with a sport bike...
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:32 PM
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I had my first case of slippage about a month ago and started paying more attention to my shift points and noticed on my own that around 3k is like the sweet spot for smooth shifting, I just came across this thread and it pretty much confirms things for me.

Very informative, great write-up.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:07 PM
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Fantastic thread Badmunky! Im going through clutch problems right now on my balt. I picked up mine with the stage 2 sc kit and the owner also had thrown in a spec stage 2+ clutch kit in it. I dont know about his driving habits but i know Im guilty of riding the clutch (First standard in almost 3 years) and like almost all new ss/sc owners I dogged the hell out of it. Then I realized 91 octane or higher was getting kinda pricey so I started shifting hella low. Trying to keep it around 2k. Now two and a half months down the road and some signifigant slippage, Im taking it in to get a new clutch (only the stock ss/sc clutch) though Im going to definately try this out. Thanks again!!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:29 PM
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I'll be another in the line of people to say good post. I always tend to shift just over the 3K, and never had a slipping problem until 2 days ago 1-2nd racing from a dig. My own stupid fault though for a miserable launch (backed off the throttle and got back on it, guy next to me needs a sobriety test, he almost hit me!), but until then, no issues to speak of after 20K. When do these clutches normally go, just for future reference? I noticed my release point on the clutch doesn't seem to be quite as high off the floor as it used to be and I was worried that might be a warning sign!
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:48 PM
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ya i have had troubles with mine slipping. once i a while i will race it. but usually it wont slip. but some times it just does. normaly i shift around 3k-4k.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:21 PM
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DEFINITELY made my day after almost being convinced that I need to buy a stage 2+ clutch. I will be trying this FOR SURE. I get slippage when I race (mainly 1st to 2nd). Even when there is minimal wheelspin... If this works I will be very happy. I'll be posting after trying it to conclude whether or not it made a difference.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:23 PM
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*Shakes head*

If it's slipping on the shift then it's driver error. Plain and simple.


You want to know what REALLY happens when a clutch is burned out?

Put your car in 5th gear, and floor it. If it holds while you are at WOT, the clutch isn't shot.

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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i'll be sure to give this a try clutch has been slipping for a month or so and i've been babying it, think it can still be saved? i'll try it none the less, i use to shift between 3k-4k all the time then gas and school and work started to shift around 2800 and low and behold clutch slip thanks for this i will try it
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:19 PM
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i learned to drive stick on a dump truck with a torque spliter 15 speed with no syncroes i baught my ss/sc in december of 07 a recked it the next day wasnt my falt it took 4 months to rebuild the car i got it back and drove the @$^! out of it it slipped i put the stage two in slipped went back to the stage one and stopped shifting at red line all the time and wouldnt you know it no slipping shift at 3500 rpm it will save you money. im sry no pics yet of the ride

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:55 PM
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I've been doing this since day one and now have about 50,00 miles and a few mods later and no clutch problems... Axles are broken right now lol but Thats what the Drive Shaft Shop is for right? But good on everyone for this thread
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:49 PM
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thanks for the post the whole glazin problem makes tones of sence and i am glad i came acrost this but i am going to try this but i do need to replace the clutch ... going for higher numbers and just easier to replace clutch( 64,xxx miles on car / clutch)
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:54 PM
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:12 PM
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i gunna really have to try this my cluch is slipping pretty bad so i have to do this for lik 1500 miles than and shift at like 3 grand or less
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:35 PM
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This follows the same concept of breaking in a high stage clutch. If you are soft on it, it will get glazed over.
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like stated before, simply shifting at a lower rpm does NOT glaze or burn or do anything negative to the clutch. it's purely driver error, and letting out the clutch too slowly. if you shift higher, and the problem goes away, it simply confirms that it was driver error to begin with. the lower the rpms, the lower the rpms will fall between shifts, which means you have to let the clutch out that much faster. most people take a "long" time to let the clutch out when driving slowly, mostly for smoother feeling shifts. THAT's the problem. not shifting at lower rpms.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:13 PM
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i followed exactly what this thread said while my clutch would slip during WOT 1st to 2nd. and daily driven. but once i started shifting at or near 3k and let the clutch go a little bit faster than before (instead of being smooth) i didnt race for a weeks time. went to the following sunday meet. omg did it grab. fixed it totally no SLIP WHAT so ever. Thank you for this thread. so if anyone has any doubts... try it, its not rocket science. so yea thanks again
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:26 PM
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because mine was was slip when i got up to 4 grand and beyond that so what what would i for that
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:37 AM
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good info, now granted my car is almost bone stock, but it has 24k miles on it and hasnt only slipped once and thats cuz it glazed over from driving like a jackass for a about an hour, i always shift at 3k or above and have no slippage problems, now im about to start modding my car and if i continue to drive like i do and have no slippage at all then your theory is correct, if not??? u buy me new clutch?? kk thanks
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:46 AM
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I agree with this my car does it. Sometimes illl slip 2nd like hell and force my self to let out. and sometimes ill roast the tires like hell.

But my tranny clunks everytime(seems like) i put it in reverse and i used to WOT shift when i first got the car and it didnt seem to like that.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:35 AM
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I have a feeling that my cars clutch is shot. Anytime I'm driving about 65 on the interstate and i give it a little more gas to speed up I get slippage. My car only has 24,000 miles on it, and this only started to happen after the past month I drove my car like a soccer mom in a mini van. Shifting at 1.8k rpm and slowly releasing the clutch. Before this started happening I would shift at 3k and no problems only a few times when hard pulls from 1st to 2nd would it slip. Lets see what the dealership can do, more then likely nothing.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ViLerocker View Post
I'll be another in the line of people to say good post. I always tend to shift just over the 3K, and never had a slipping problem until 2 days ago 1-2nd racing from a dig. My own stupid fault though for a miserable launch (backed off the throttle and got back on it, guy next to me needs a sobriety test, he almost hit me!), but until then, no issues to speak of after 20K. When do these clutches normally go, just for future reference? I noticed my release point on the clutch doesn't seem to be quite as high off the floor as it used to be and I was worried that might be a warning sign!
With any compentent driver. 100k-120k minimum.
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