Removed the clutch assist spring, unsure if its better.

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  1. Schwerin

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    It's an odd feeling. My clutch normally disengaged with very little push to it, now it feels like it MAYBE moves 1/2-1in before its fully out. I drove around and its just an odd feeling compared to how it was before. It was vague before but now its like a switch. I feel like as soon as I've asserted pressure its time to let off. I'm also not sure how I like that there is a very tiny bit of play at the top now. Makes me wonder if it may end up adding a tiny bit of extra wear. It still doesn't feel like either of my previous manual cars.

    How do those of you with the Steeda spring like it? I'm wondering if its a happy middle ground.
     
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    I wasn't sure at first, after a few days I really like it

    Give it a few days
     
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    I plan to. I ordered the Steeda as I need a new perch anyway, mine cracked. I'll see how it grows on me. It's just that I think I expected a bit more of a grab/slip feeling.
     
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    I bought the Steeda clutch spring and perch when my car was new. Almost 11K miles now and I've never tried it. I've actually gotten used to the stock spring and don't mind it at all.
     
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    the steeda clutch spring completely changed the game for me. Night and day difference after install for the better. Definitely an improvement over the stock spring. I say do it.
     
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    I also have the Clutch Pedal Extender. Doesn't change the engagement but it does let met sit in a more comfortable position
     
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    The previous owner of my car had an extender installed, as well as the spring removed. After I brought it home, the first thing I did was take the extender off and ordered the Steeda clutch spring. I consider myself good at driving a manual trans (don’t we all haha) but when test driving stock mustangs, I couldn’t seem to “nail down” smooth engagement. The lighter spring makes it so much better. I think you’ll learn to like it after a week or two
     
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    I agree with the others about it taking time to get used to the Steeda spring. Now that I know EXACTLY where the superfast engagement is, I'm actually thinking of trying the oem spring again. I think you will like it after a while.
     
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    Would like to hear your feedback on that if you do it. I've heard swapping the Steeda spring for the stock is pretty easy, but going back the other way is quite a bit harder since the stock spring is so much heavier.
     
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    I removed the spring in my 2011 GT and put it back in. That was before the Steeda springs were available. It's virtually the same setup. You can get it back in, just takes that needle nosed vice grips to do it.
     
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    You're doing yourself a disservice. The stock spring is progressive whereas the Steeda one is linear.
     
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    That's not an unfounded worry. The pedal arc is such the the stock spring unloads the pedal and pushes it away from the throwout bearing when your foot is off it. Without the spring, the pedal weight could be riding on the bearing. Is that enough to cause a problem? Beats the hell out of me.
     
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    I really have no issues with the stock clutch feel. My wife drives it too, and I'm not sure she would like a heavier feeling clutch. I had an LS7 clutch in my GTO and she complained a few times how hard it was to push in. I do need to give it a try I guess. I've heard many more positive reviews than negative ones.
     
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    I had play in my old 2003 clutch peddle also, but that was a different mechanism.
     
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    Random thought, is the GT350 spring different from the GT spring?
     
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