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#61 OFFLINE   wingsnut

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:59 PM

  Too much hit or miss with Spec. I had an S trim in mine for a while and it was worse than the stock junk. I was told I didn't install it properly and I didn't break it in the right way. Customer service was a joke. I was even dumb enough to believe some of the vendors on this forum and others and purchased a second Spec S trim thinking I had done something wrong the first time, although I couldn't imagine what that might have been. I balked at the last minute before installing the second Spec unit, instead opting for a McCleod RXT along with another new CSC and pilot bearing. Did everything the same as the first install, break in and all. RXT is a dream, smooth and quiet, just like I had always dreamed the car should be. 

 Are any of the vendors who keep saying how great these things are willing to buy back a brand new Spec S trim from me? Still in the box.

Chip


Edited by wingsnut, 26 October 2013 - 03:52 AM.

2008 GT500 Performance White

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TVS, VMP Tune, Bob's Oil Separator, FR3 handling pack, Shelby Fays2 watts link, Baer Eradispeed front and rear brake kits with Hawk pads, BMR UCA and LCA's, LCA relocation brackets, J&M caster/camber plates, FRRP SVT axle assembly w/ 3:73 gears, MGW shifter, McLeod RXT clutch, Ford Racing SS clutch fluid line.

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#62 OFFLINE   jnf

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:16 AM

+1,000,000

Well stated Chip.

I did the RXT earlier this year.

Best money spent to date.


Jim

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#63 OFFLINE   54First

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Just installed the Spec clutch set up, More for their lack of customer service and focus after you puchase the product, and secondly becuse they will not only stand behind their products,  but there own employees do not even know about their products...

The group most helpful in my decision to get a McLeod was Spec tech support.

 

Steve


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#64 OFFLINE   jnf

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

Was lucky enough to not have that experience.

A brief discussion with the guys from McLeod while they were at SEMA last year and it was a no brainer.

They know their stuff.


Jim

07 GT 500 Coupe
White w/ Vista Blue stripes
SLP Loud mouth exhaust
Ford Racing Short Throw with Shelby Ball
Custom CS 69 Special Edition 20" wheels
BMR Upper and lower control arms and brackets
BMR panhard bar, brace and relocation bracket
Eibach Pro lowering springs struts and shocks with front and rear sway bars
Shelby adjustable front end links
VMP 2.59 pulley and tune
JLT Big Air carbon fiber CAI
McLeod RXT twin disc clutch
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#65 OFFLINE   old school

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

I ordered & just recieved the McLeod RXT Clutch Kit with Lighted Steel Flywheel, New Ford Throw out Bearing, Ford racing Pilot Bearing, JHR Trans Line, 2008 Ford Racing Harmonic Balancer. The Original Ford Clutch went out @ 16,000 miles, the TSB Ford Clutch Replacement (That I had to pay for) went south @ 39,000.From all the threads on these clutches I'm counting on the RXT to be the solution . Currently just have the Ford Racing  CAI & Tune & Axel Backs ,but will be adding the VMP 2.5 Blower pulley shortly.


Edited by old school, 26 October 2013 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:52 PM

I had the Spec super twin on my 2008. After horrible results from the TSB, twice, I switched and it was a day and night difference. The pedal effort is definately more than stock, but my car was not stock anyway. I would suggest it to anyone wanting a change.
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