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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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clutch for 600hp ls2?

I have a 2006 gto, 68,000 miles, with suspension upgrade and headers with full 3in exhaust. My throwout bearing just ceased up so I have my tranny out. In the future I am planning on doing engine modifications, either a procharger or stroker kit, either with cam, and get up too 550-600hp. Since I have the tranny out I want to go ahead and put a better clutch in. I'm having troubles finding a clutch that can hold that hp in my price range, around $500 or less. I also want to keep it stock feel for street, it wont be a track car. Please reply with any suggestions. Thanks!
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Mc leod twin or monster stage 3. If you are not gonna track it you might be fine with stage 2 . I dont think you can find anything good in your price range. And for stock feel with that power you need twin
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Do you think a LS7 clutch would hold up?
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No way. You aren't going to find any clutch that's reliable at that level for under $500. You're proposal of spending many thousands on engine upgrades but want a cheap clutch doesn't make any sense. Your intended use is going to play into it as well. It you want to drag and hook a lot you're going to need an expensive clutch, drive shaft, axles and stubs at the least. A strong street clutch is going to be different than a strong drag clutch. This is not a cheap car to add a lot of power reliably.

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This is not a cheap car to add a lot of power reliably.
You got that right! LOL

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+1 what Svede said. Do it right the first time and you will end up saving money instead of spending twice what you originally planned.


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The drive train was already pushing the limits with a V8 dropped in from the factory. The platform it was based on was the V6 Commodore.

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Thank you Qnko for the info and suggested clutches.
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FWIW there are two McLeod twins. The RST is for street use and the RXT is better suited for the track. The Monster 3 is a monster to drive on the street. It has an on/off feel, glazes up easily and squeals and chatters making it a better track clutch

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So is twin the way to go to keep feeling stock, for the street, and be able to hold the hp? Again it wont be a track car.
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