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What is the consensus of gt500 drivers in terms of the life span of the car's stock clutch? Just want to start saving up for the day when I will have to replace it out of pocket... Mind you its a daily driver, but won't be beaten on a daily basis...

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I can tell you labor at Ford is $600, plus or minus a little either way. Clutches come in a wide range of prices. You get what you pay for though. My twin disc Ram retails for $1250 plus shipping, which includes the aluminum flywheel and complete clutch/pressure plate package. Mine was for a 4.6L but the prices for the 5.4L are comparable.

 

Just did the whole set-up on mine. I'd put around $2,000 away for the rainy-day-fund.

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What about lifespan though on average?

 

I doubt you can find a specific answer with such a loaded question & all the variables. Ford's warranty is 1 year 12k miles, classified as a normal wear item. I'm no expert but depending on how & where you drive & how much hp you put down: Average 10k-30k miles (I've seen extremes where they last from 1k - 85k miles), from my experience with 450+rwhp cars. From all different makers not just Ford.

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The previous SPEC clutch in my car was toast at 1100 miles. Poor installation or defective, I don't know, but everyone points fingers when this happens. I've made my feelings heard here regarding SPEC clutches; basically, as many like them as those that don't. I would never have one installed in any of my cars again. Their customer service is the worst I've ever dealt with in my life - well, next to Time Warner Cable.

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I don't know if this counts or matters in your opinion or hunt for answers, but both of my 03 Cobras had stock clutches. One was a 520 RWHP vert with 20k miles and the other was a 600 RWHP coupe with 11k miles. The Coupe went 10.80's on slicks without a single slip from the stock clutch, ever. I have faith in what Ford supplies us in terms of clutches, I don't however, have faith in the driving ability or style of everyone that drives a Ford. The way you drive a manual transmission car plays a HUGE role in the lifespan of the clutch.

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I don't know if this counts or matters in your opinion or hunt for answers, but both of my 03 Cobras had stock clutches. One was a 520 RWHP vert with 20k miles and the other was a 600 RWHP coupe with 11k miles. The Coupe went 10.80's on slicks without a single slip from the stock clutch, ever. I have faith in what Ford supplies us in terms of clutches, I don't however, have faith in the driving ability or style of everyone that drives a Ford. The way you drive a manual transmission car plays a HUGE role in the lifespan of the clutch.

 

 

april fools or something a little late?

 

are you serious

 

ford had to do wat 4 tsbs on the gt500 clutches lol

 

ya, real high quality!

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