Question Tegarding Clutch Spring

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  1. Jaws12

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    Quite a few people I know with GT350s have told me to order the Steeda Clutch Spring for my car.

    My question is what are the benefits?

    I find the clutch engagement and feel fine with stock spring.

    I’m just trying to understand.
     
  2. rick81721

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    Replaces 2 springs with 1. For me, I like the feel better (more linear, better engagement) with the Steeda spring. If you like it the way it is, leave it.
     
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    It’s personal preference. If you are happy with the stock than no reason to change it out. I personally like the feel of the steeda spring. I was fine with the stock spring with the exception of going first to second gear. Never could get a smooth shift from 1st-2nd. Steeda spring is more linear, and I feel the engagement a bit better. It does make the clutch a pinch “heavier” but hardly a difference in that category. Was stuck in traffic for an hour and a half on Saturday, and the weight was negligible.

    But like I said, in the end it’s user prefernce. I say pay the $20 and take the 5 mins to install it and test it out. If you don’t like it you can easily go back to stock.
     
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    I have the Steeda, I would do Steeda or no spring at all. The stock spring feels articulated and non linear. The cheapest and best mod is swapping out the stock spring
     
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    No need to change it for the sake of changing it. If you like it stock then you’re good to go.
     
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    I agree - if you like it and are used to it, don't change it.

    I've driven stick shifts for 48 years and it drove me crazy. Couldn't be more pleased with changing it out.
     
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    One of the first/best/easy/cheapest mods (don't usually get to say those words in the same sentence).

    Linear and much improved feel over the 2 stage OE spring.....but if you like OE, you'll be fine as long as you don't drive a care with the better spring :D But some people might not be able to tell a difference?

    I went on a test drive with a friend and the clutch feel was a deal breaker for a him until he drove my car.
     
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    Do it because we told you to. Don't try to resist the peer pressures of this forum. Your car knows when you don't listen to us.
     
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    I actually know where the catch point is on the clutch now. However if the stocker works fine for you then don't fix what's not broken.
     
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    I prefer the stock spring. I bought the Steeda spring and tried it. Didn't like it.

    However, it's such an easy and inexpensive mod, if you are curious at all I would recommend trying it and decide for yourself.
     
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    I pulled the stock spring and ran with no spring for 2000 miles before succumbing to the blah, blah, blah about the Steeda spring. What a waste of money. It's out and back to no spring and my left foot is very happy.
     
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    I have the Steeda spring. I haven't tried no spring at all. Can you tell me the difference between no spring and the Steeda? Thanks!
     
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    Ugh! The misspelling on this thread heading is killing my OCD.
     
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    Yeah I tried to distegard it.
     
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    Yeah that 20 bucks sure is a killer... :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, but I was a double chump and sprung for the $99 version with the pedestal, plus Shipping.

    As for the question above about no spring vs spring. Huge difference. Don't fall for the scare tactic about the slave seals.
     
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    Much better 'feel' for me and less lurching on launches (when not paying attention). I wish I had done it day 1 of owning this car.
     
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    I got under there and took the spring off in about 5 seconds in the dealer lot while the salesman was putting the plate on the back of my brand new car. The look of shock and horror on his face was well worth it as he had no clue about the spring mod or why I had two greasy springs and some plastic fittings in a baggie. I said " next stop exhaust shop to chop those damn resonators off!". He was an old guy and thought I was absolutely nuts! Went home and put the steeda spring on the same day. Resonators off the following week.
     
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    Like the clutch spring I wish I had put on the Corsa Double Helix pipe immediately. :)
     
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    Wriggly,Thanks for the info in regards to using no spring. Have about 200 miles on it now & haven't had the chance to begin ordering some of the mods guys have installed on the cars. I have a rebuilt left foot & any info like yours is golden! Thanks & really appreciate it! Rex
     
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