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Months ago when I was experiencing the infamous slave cylinder problem I decided to upgrade the stock clutch to a SPEC Stage 3i clutch kit with lightweight flywheel. At first, the truck ran tight and strong. But about 3,000 miles later I started experiencing a few things that I thought were weird. Again, these didn't happen all at once, but gradually started happening.

1. The clutch squeels when you engage it in low RPM's.
2. The clutch chatters a lot when engaged in low RPM's.
3. The clutch is very hard to engage smoothly on an uphill.

So after a while, I kind of got tired of the above and decided to replace the clutch. I found that the puck style clutch grooved the friction plate prematurely than a normal clutch would. So i'm gonna replace that as well as to have a fresh start with the new clutch.

I didn't end up going to the track as much as I thought I was going to when I first got the truck. Right now it's more of a daily driver and I want to make it as smooth as possible. Otherwise, the above wouldn't really bother me.

And there you have it folks. Heads up on the above issues if you decided to go with a puck style clutch for your SRT. They perform great at the track, but make it a little uncomfortable for daily driving.

Keep the rubber side down :D or smokin :eek:
 

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Another quick update for you: I had a new stock clutch installed with the light weight flywheel and it makes an incredible combination. Smooth, quiet, and very responsive. Having a fly wheel that has the capability of replacing the friction plate with out replacing the entire flywheel is also cool!
 

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hey 9,

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Thanks for the update!
yeah, that is interesting. when i put my centerforce in, i put a cross hatch surface pattern on the flywheel. it had tool marks (tiny grooves) on it from the manufactor. so i used a 3m scotch brite disc to give a uniform surface to break into. i was scared a little of it also glazing up on me. so i treated it like a set of racing brake pads, a let in "bed in" so far so good. with so much torque i think the bed in process is the key to getting long life from these. I REALLY REALLY like what i have learned about Mcleod clutches, i think the viper 6 speed planned for my big block camaro will get a Mcleod. and probably the srt will down the road. hey 9 have you got yours in and working yet
 

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I think it's figured out but I'll wait until I know for sure before I tell all. It's nothing much. McLeod has one running a Viper that the guy liked so much he ordered 2 more. George (at McLeod) is the man.
 

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I think it's figured out but I'll wait until I know for sure before I tell all. It's nothing much. McLeod has one running a Viper that the guy liked so much he ordered 2 more. George (at McLeod) is the man.
great. does yours use the individual springs in the pressure plate-kind of like a motorcycle clutch pack, and 3 release arms? that is what i thought was such a good idea about theirs.
 
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