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Ok, been trying to get used to the stiffer clutch in my 2007 GT500, but I just don't seem to be making any progress on a smooth takeoff...either I almost stall it or it seems to start chattering the rear end like wheel hop...3500 miles on her now...do I need to just go out and do some hard launches? Hopefully the previous owner did not screw the clutch in 2600 miles in 7 years...

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The 2007 ceramic metal clutch disc and old flywheel set up have problems dating from the first production. It's like a learned art to drive one but once you learn....you will have it down until the clutch fails. Some fail with in 5K miles and some last 40K miles. Some were toasted by the truck drivers putting the cars on the transport vehicle when they were new.

 

If you want it to drive nice as silk....then you need the 2010 set up in your car. The 2007 set up has been discontinued because of all the problems.

 

This thread may help you if you go with a 2010 set up:

 

http://www.teamshelb...t/#entry1332922

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I still have my original clutch in my 2007 GT500 but I changed over to a 3.73:1 rear end gear set which helped with the around town stop and go driving . These cars definitely seem to have been built for cruising down the freeway more than stop sign to stop sign driving . Grabber definitely has the answers for clutch replacements but you might want to consider the gear set change over as an option . JMO

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More rpm is required to engage the clutch. Per the GT500 owners manual supplement. 34K on my original 2007 clutch and counting. +1 What Albino500 and 09 Red GT500 said.

 

Definitely not a car you want to learn to drive on. Use an SGT if you want to do that lol ;)

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I had the same issue with my 09. After putting my JLT CAI and tune, it actually helped smooth out the powerband and surprisingly the clutch issue. I don't have to balance the gas and clutch pedals nearly as much as I did prior. I will say, the issue still exists if I'm lazy or not paying attention when the light turns green.

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OK, Thanks guys...I was beginning to think I did not know how to drive a stick any more! The SGT was a lot of fun for 5 years, and I really wanted to S/C her, but by the time I did all the S/C, clutch, and drive train work that would have cost me the difference it was to purchase the GT500...Plus, with the aluminum block of the SGT and all, it would not have been as strong as the GT500, and I know I would eventually blow it with my heavy right foot, so I think all in all, this is the best deal for me...I hope whomever buys the SGT will take care of her as well as I did...she will make a very nice car for someone...she did me right...I really wanted to keep her, but just couldn't afford both cars as well as my wife's 2011 GT/CS...I'm just a poor West Texas workin boy! Thanks again guys!

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I love my '09 GT500, but it wont ever be "silky smooth & easy" on take-off as your average stick shift car. It definitely wouldnt be my first choice to commute in stop-n-go traffic with. Usually, a few revs above idle(but not too much) & a smooth, fast release of the clutch works best for me....but once you get it going, thats when the fun starts!!

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I love my '09 GT500, but it wont ever be "silky smooth & easy" on take-off as your average stick shift car. It definitely wouldnt be my first choice to commute in stop-n-go traffic with. Usually, a few revs above idle(but not too much) & a smooth, fast release of the clutch works best for me....but once you get it going, thats when the fun starts!!

 

 

 

That's not true.....I had the '10 clutch put in my '09 with the TSB and it is "silky smooth & easy". Had to relearn to launch, so much better now.

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That's not true.....I had the '10 clutch put in my '09 with the TSB and it is "silky smooth & easy". Had to relearn to launch, so much better now.

 

 

I agree. If you follow the parts list and techniques found in Grabbers thread the car becomes a much different driving experience. My 2007 is now an awesome easy driver. No more stalls leaving a stop, no more chatter or jerking when trying to slowly go up the driveway. On flat ground I have slowly released the clutch without giving it any gas and it will not stall.

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I agree. If you follow the parts list and techniques found in Grabbers thread the car becomes a much different driving experience. My 2007 is now an awesome easy driver. No more stalls leaving a stop, no more chatter or jerking when trying to slowly go up the driveway. On flat ground I have slowly released the clutch without giving it any gas and it will not stall.

 

 

Very true. The car can now be turned into a daily driver and very easy to drive.

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You cannot feather these clutches. It is all in or out. Also a 1 piece driveshaft helped some.

 

Interesting about the driveshaft.... I've been wondering about that as well. Seems like there is too much "play" in the two piece drive shaft even though the bolts are tight and the u-joints are fine. Probably worth the upgrade to the aluminum 1 piece.

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Thanks for all the advice guys...Just for grins, I turned off the TCS the other day, and it seems to help me on take offs now...could just be me too...but it seems a little better...Guess I'll just drive her like I stole her and have fun.

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Interesting about the driveshaft.... I've been wondering about that as well. Seems like there is too much "play" in the two piece drive shaft even though the bolts are tight and the u-joints are fine. Probably worth the upgrade to the aluminum 1 piece.

 

 

expensive, but well worth it, in my opinion. i noticed a difference immediately.

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expensive, but well worth it, in my opinion. i noticed a difference immediately.

 

Good to know. Makes you wonder why they put a 2 piece shaft on the car in the first place?

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