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I have an 08 SGT/SC VERT with the whipple 550.

 

My Ford dealer wants to install a DFX center force single clutch for $939.56 that includes resurfacing the flywheel

Other choices:

Single disc Ram Clutch for $998.48

Dual disc Ram Clutch for $1555.53

Dual disc McLeod clutch for $1300.00

All of these prices do not include a NEW flywheel but it does include resurfacing the old flywheel. If I want a NEW flywheel they would do that for an additonal $340.00

 

I also want them to install the BLUE ford racing struts and Blue Shocks that I bought from the Shelby Garage sale they want $427.50 for labor. Shelby never installed these parts on the verts which I will never know or understand why they didn't. Is this a fair price for install?

 

The dealership also suggested that I get some Steda caster camber plates with GT500 upper strut mounts and they want $405.92 to do this and they said I will need an alighment for $89.95

 

They also want $120 labor to install the Shelby Axle Girdle plus fluid. Is this fair?

 

Please give me your educated opinions on which Clutch I should go with and why and if the price is fair. Also if I should have a single or dual disc. The dealership said a dual disc is overkill and is more for cars with 800HP or higher, is this true?

 

Also let me know if I should go with the Steda brand or the Shelby Brand or any other brand of caster and camber plates and if I should have them install GT500 Upper strut mounts, to be honest I do not know why they want me to intall the GT500 upper strut mounts. What are the advantages of installing caster and camber plates?

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I have an 08 SGT/SC VERT with the whipple 550.

 

You should have bought a 07 White Coupe they are faster...

 

My Ford dealer wants to install a DFX center force single clutch for $939.56 that includes resurfacing the flywheel

Other choices:

Single disc Ram Clutch for $998.48

Dual disc Ram Clutch for $1555.53

Dual disc McLeod clutch for $1300.00

All of these prices do not include a NEW flywheel but it does include resurfacing the old flywheel. If I want a NEW flywheel they would do that for an additonal $340.00

 

I asked Denny about this yesterday, coincidentally. He said no spec ever. Suggested that Ford Racing is probably what he would recommend as the aftermarket stuff he has problems with sometimes at his shop. I can tell you that if the flywheel is blanchard ground by a good machine shop you are good with the old one if the wear limits are maintained. You will want a new pilot bearing and Throw out bearing. Pressure plate and disc.

 

I also want them to install the BLUE ford racing struts and Blue Shocks that I bought from the Shelby Garage sale they want $427.50 for labor. Shelby never installed these parts on the verts which I will never know or understand why they didn't. Is this a fair price for install?

 

Yes.

 

The dealership also suggested that I get some Steda caster camber plates with GT500 upper strut mounts and they want $405.92 to do this and they said I will need an alighment for $89.95

 

Are these better than the Shelby branded ones? I would opt for the SA ones to keep the car looking cool.

 

They also want $120 labor to install the Shelby Axle Girdle plus fluid. Is this fair?

 

Probably

 

Please give me your educated opinions on which Clutch I should go with and why and if the price is fair. Also if I should have a single or dual disc. The dealership said a dual disc is overkill and is more for cars with 800HP or higher, is this true?

 

Also let me know if I should go with the Steda brand or the Shelby Brand or any other brand of caster and camber plates and if I should have them install GT500 Upper strut mounts, to be honest I do not know why they want me to intall the GT500 upper strut mounts. What are the advantages of installing caster and camber plates?

 

 

The caster and camber plates correct the "tire lean" of the front tires and makes them wear more evenly, apparently there is much debate as to if they are needed. FRPP had them as being installed without them, hence the SGT's came without them. The inner tire wears quicker but the "lean" is good for cornering. Search threads it was a hotly debated topic on the old forum and then afterwards...I have no plates and I like the way my car handles and rides, the tire wear although really apparent on the last set did not freak me out. Will I ever put them on...no idea...but if I did I would opt for the SA plates and bumpsteerkit etc...maybe one day when I am in LV I will have the guys do it at the shop.

 

 

A few Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Snowmobiles. They seem to mutiply.

Yes they do...engine is in my chopper frame as of yesterday...

 

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Chad, here is the info on the Ram clutch.

 

Ram force 10.5" twin disc clutch

 

Part #. 80-2260

 

Includes the twin disc clutch, 164 tooth aluminum flywheel, fits the 6-bolt crankshaft

 

Call Ram's tech line and they'll answer all your questions.

 

 

Caster/camber question. I did the camber bolts. Caster camber plates are going overboard in my opinion unless you are racing all the time.

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Exedy Mach 600 and their steel flywheel

 

or if you want to go twin the McLeod RXT

 

Either way get the JPC Stainless Steel clutch line upgrade and replace the slave with a new OEM one

 

I had a Spec 3+ with my Whipple and currently have an Exedy Mach 500 in the new SGT

 

Andrew

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blue struts and springs were not installed due to ride height on rentals = lower means more crunched fascias = bad for rentals!!!

mcloed clutch is on top of my list and the shelby caster camber plates are a good choice better bearings used in them !!!

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blue struts and springs were not installed due to ride height on rentals = lower means more crunched fascias = bad for rentals!!!

mcloed clutch is on top of my list and the shelby caster camber plates are a good choice better bearings used in them !!!

 

 

 

Rental?? Chad has a VB 08 Vert??

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RST twin disc from JPC racing for $679, (currently getting this clutch installed). My link

 

Braided line as suggested by others $69.99 I have had this for about 6 months and it is a great upgrade. My link

 

Exedy steel fly wheel My link also being installed at this time $325.00

 

I had originally decided to go with the Mach 600 which is the same as the Roush P51 clutch but after talking to and checking out the Roush forum I decided to get a twin disc and the RST or RXT seem to be the hot clutch. I went with the exedy steel fly wheel which is less weight than the stock flywheel but not quite the same as an aluminum flywheel which I have had in the past and didn't care for around town.

 

The braided line is a must and really should be standard from Ford on these cars.

 

I have been through two Spec 2+ clutches, One Zoom dual disc and of course the stock clutch which did not last once I went FI.

 

To their credit Spec warrantied one clutch and they are looking at the second one as it holds well but has a very odd noise that won't go away.

Zoom also warrantied the dual disc as it had a bad diagphram and was super hard to depress which was brutal.

 

I am sick of clutch issues so I am going with the RST which is rated for 800 rwhp. Good luck with your decision.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for all your tips. I have decided to just drive the hell out of it until the clutch completely is no longer useable.

 

I am also holding off on any suspension items also.

 

But thanks again for your input. When the clutch is no longer useable than I will get the McCleod RST.

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Thanks for all your tips. I have decided to just drive the hell out of it until the clutch completely is no longer useable.

 

I am also holding off on any suspension items also.

 

But thanks again for your input. When the clutch is no longer useable than I will get the McCleod RST.

 

 

Update I would have make sure whatever clutch you install that you go to the ram website and download their worksheet for measuring the clutch/slave setup. I have had to order a shim from Jegs for my setup. My car is intermittently getting hung up in gear (2nd) After searching and reading other forums it appears it is the slave/clutch/flywheel combo. Exedy states their flywheel is an OEM replacement, McLeod said the exedy flywheel and their rst "should" work with out a shim, others have had issues with the RST clutch and the McLeod flywheel? Avoid the issue and have the shop measure prior to the install. Here is a link to the Ram worksheet My link Here is a link to summitt racing and the ram shim (jegs carries the same thing for the same price) My link. This is a good thread to read through. The thread deals with guys who are swapping the TR6060 into their car but this info also applies to the TR3650 as the clutch/slave specs are the same. I wish we would have had this prior to my clutch install. Hope this helps.

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