Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Whitmore Lk., MI
05 6 sp. with 4.56 gears, ZR1 clutch, Edelbrock intake, Lunati cam, Crane rockers, C6 modified pan
Hey Anne, finally did get it out the door for an easy test drive and all my concerns were allayed. My worries were, would it release clean, would the pedal release height be where I like it, and would it be noisy? Overall I'm extremely happy with the outcome! It releases very clean with minimal travel. I was concerned that the dual discs would need longer pedal travel to release - not the case at all. They have fine tuned the lever ratio such, that it takes no more range of pedal motion than the stock unit did. The release point is maybe slightly higher than the stocker, which is what I was after. The problem was you only get one shot at it, with slave positioning, inside the bellhousing. In the old days a linkage adjustment was an easy cure, whereas today you live with what you have unless you open up the b. housing and shim the slave cylinder. I guess my biggest concern was the noisy reputation the multi disc clutches have. This clutch is well designed though, with a mounted, not free floating, floater disc. It is both smooth and noise free! Because of the considerably lower rotating mass it demands a few hundred more rpm to start, but man does it accelerate hard! It feels like 50 more rear wheel hp. I haven't hammered it yet, as it needs a few hundred miles to seat the dual discs. The least of my concerns was whether it would handle the hp I have, as it's been used in very high hp applications. It's certainly not a cheap fix, but definitely a viable one for the SSR.
"Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough."
Sir Henry Royce, of Rolls-Royce