View Full Version : should my aftermarket clutch do this, or does it just suck?
08-20-2006, 06:13 AM
i drove 70 miles to a drag strip yesterday and did a few passes. now since the engine and transmission were still hot, the clutch would slip! it got worse and worse as i shifted higher. second was a little, third slipped a lot more, and fourth didn't grip at all, i mean i shifted and i just bounced off the rev limiter. i have a gripforce stage 2 clutch, i know they're not the best on the market, but are they any good? should my clutch do this or does it just suck?
08-20-2006, 06:45 AM
That's not good. On normal driving, where does the clutch feel like it engages? If its near the top of the travel of the clutch pedal, you could just have an adjustment problem.
08-20-2006, 08:11 AM
for regular driving it engages near the top of teh travel of the clutch pedal. when i put the clutch on i didn't know if that was bad or if it was just how the clutch engaged, but when my dad had to drive my car once he even mentioned how high up he felt the cluch engage. but i'm not sure if it's just an engagement problem, because after the clutch started slippin, i let my car sit and cool down for about 45 minutes and it was back to normal, the clutch didn't give me any problems. BUT towards the end of the day, after about a dozen more runs, the clutch started slippin again which is what makes me think that it was the fact that it was over heated or somethin. what do you think?
08-21-2006, 04:36 PM
This is actually what happens to me. I'm assuming I have the stock clutch but I wouldn't be surprised if it's aftermarket (I'm the third owner of the car) except that I don't experiencing any slipping. Also, there's a rubber clutch cable that tends to stretch when it heats up and could contribute to the feeling of a spongy clutch pedal...but I doubt that would cause your clutch to slip.
when you hard launch a car like that on most clutches (even aftermarket) you're going to overheat them and they'll slip, it sounds pretty normal. Unless you've got a twinplate, or 6 puck or something nutso, its going to slip eventually. I've not heard of gripforce before, is it a reputable brand?
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