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#211 OFFLINE   WV2008

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 06:29 PM

Everything I read about the alternatives to our stock clutches indicates that they are softer than the original ones (2007-09). However, I have to admit that I really like the feel of the stock clutch. It is a bit stiff but over the past year I must have gotten used to the pedal pressure and the fairly high engagement point. I even like the fact that it's engagement is pretty abrupt. The only thing that I do not like is the way it shutters when the car is hot (like in stop and go driving).

Does anyone have any information on a clutch that has a similar feel as the stock one?

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 02:10 AM

A question for you guys who have the 2010 TSB clutches- are they holding up and are you still happy with them?

 

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

My car and my wifes are holding up great and drive really good !


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:03 AM

About 2.5k miles and on its second season, drives great and no issues. Much more enjoyable to drive now.
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:08 PM

I purchased a brand new 2010 TSB clutch, discs and flywheel for $500 (incl shipping). That seemed like a decent deal considering I plan to keep the car closer to stock.

One last question, please- for those of you who have switched to the TSB clutch where does the new clutch engage? Mine engages at nearly the end of the pedal travel and I was wondering what other had experienced.

Thanks very much


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 05:16 AM

A question for you guys who have the 2010 TSB clutches- are they holding up and are you still happy with them?
 
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

I just did this replacement/upgrade and I'm very pleased with the results so far.  The pedal is so much lighter and the clutch engagement is chatter free.  Many thanks to Grabber for all the documentation, it made the job a breeze


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:04 AM

It's nice to know there is a thread with this much information about an issue that I probably will inevitably have. But it happens to suck knowing that my 2008 is a disaster waiting to happen. This is the 1st manual I've owned since my 89 GT and I was thinking that I was out of touch with shift points and such, makes me feel a tad better that it's the clutch lol.

That being said, I'm assuming that with my car only having around 2300 miles on it but being a 2008 that I'd be stuck with 100% of the cost.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 10:50 AM

:clapping: Thanks again Grabber! Out for a lunchtime drive with just 21K on my 2010 TSB clutch and working perfectly! :shift:



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Posted 05 May 2016 - 11:19 AM

My 2009 GT500 original clutch finally gave up at 24768 miles.  We could never really pin down if I had one of the problem clutches or not.  I replaced with the Shelby Performance Clutch manufactured by ACE.  What an amazing clutch!  Huge noticeable difference with the aluminum flywheel and clutch engagement.  Couldn't be happier!


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:58 PM

Well, it's time!  I have the parts on order with my dealer, so hopefully in the next week or two I will join the 2010 clutch/flywheel club!  I recently picked up a Fiesta ST as my daily driver, and after 2 weeks of driving that, the Shelby feels...well, awful.  The pedal force is obscenely high, the engagement point it almost at the top of pedal travel, and it's so hard to get a smooth launch.  After reading all the positive feedback for the 2010 clutch, I'm looking forward to driving my car, instead of fighting it.  :)


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:45 PM

Result: spectacular success!

 

It's like having a brand new car.  What a fundamental difference.  The pedal effort is one-third or less of the previous clutch, the engagement point is halfway through pedal travel, engagement is smooth, and the chattering and shuddering are GONE!  I can finally enjoy my car again!

 

Thanks again, Grabber, for the fantastic information.  Instead of spending $60K on a new GT350, I spent less than $2K and have a brand new experience!  :)


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 07:28 PM

Result: spectacular success!

 

It's like having a brand new car.  What a fundamental difference.  The pedal effort is one-third or less of the previous clutch, the engagement point is halfway through pedal travel, engagement is smooth, and the chattering and shuddering are GONE!  I can finally enjoy my car again!

 

Thanks again, Grabber, for the fantastic information.  Instead of spending $60K on a new GT350, I spent less than $2K and have a brand new experience!   :)

Awesome news dude !!!!


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Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

7 years and 50k+ miles - it's time to replace the 2010 clutch.  Held up very well over that time.  

 

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