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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.

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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.


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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.

 

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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.


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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.


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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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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:26 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

i was going to do the mcleod rxt do you have to buy a new flywheel also or can you use the one that the car came with


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:39 AM

i was going to do the mcleod rxt do you have to buy a new flywheel also or can you use the one that the car came with

 

 I bought the clutch and flywheel as a package. I do not believe the stock flywheel will work, (maybe with an adaptor ring, not sure though)  even if it did there is no way I would replace just the clutch as it is likely the flywheel is toast. RXT has been in my car for over  two years now and it is still a dream to drive.

 On a side note, none of the vendors pushing the Spec stepped up to take this thing off my hands,...........honestly didn't think anyone would. Still sitting in the box in my shop. Any takers? $750


Edited by wingsnut, 14 April 2015 - 06:03 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:50 AM

Spec Twin in my 2012 Super Snake.  Around 15K miles since install.  Has been perfect...matter of fact, I like it better than the new Shelby clutch they put in my other Super Snake recently.  I agree Spec had horrid install instruction (none), nor did they mention what the spacer that came in the box was for.  Good thing I called them and installed it, it was needed.  I never changed my throw out either...


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 06:56 PM

Hate to read about the Spec issues. A local forum member just installed one and they have the rattle and vibration as well.

Edited by Ford Fest, 14 April 2015 - 07:03 PM.

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