I'm doing a (350) v-8 swap and I'm wondering if the Centerforce dual friction clutch is the best way to go? I found it on the net for $252 (american). Is that a good deal, are there any other options to look at? Also, what kind of starter should I use because I know the stock one won't fit? Thanks
Posts: 35467 From: Orlando, Florida Registered: Oct 2001
i have the centerforce DF that they sell for Archie's kit and it will slip in 2 from a dead stop if i dump the clutch. if i ever replace it or have the tranny off for repair i will put in something that grabs a little harder.
I installed a Centerforce DF installed with my 3.4L SC. I was disappointed. It's fine for normal driving, but I found it would slip when dumping the clutch from even as low as 3000rpm. I have the cradle out and will be installing a Spec Stage 2 clutch (good to 340 ft/lbs torque)next week.
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Posts: 8081 From: Hastings, MI Registered: Oct 2001
I have the non archie centerforce dual friction on a mild 350 and It will slip if I try. The spec could be a better clutch. When the centerforce dies I will look into the spec clutches too. What is the pedal pressure like with the spec clutch. My centerforce feels lighter than the stocker on my old 2.5.