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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 17, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

I was planning on an LS7 clutch set-up for my TKO 600/LS3 swap. I just read a bunch of complaints about the LS7 clutch. The more you read, the LESS you know. Yeah I know this is the internet (French boyfriend commercial LOL) but what clutch are you guys using ??? Thx

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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

I've run the LS7 clutch on lots of LS builds. My LS3/525 has been perfect with it.

Think about it GM built 1000s of C6 ZO6 Vettes with this clutch and they hold up with all types of drivers and conditions.

Best place I found to buy is Scoggy Dickens. I upgrade to the aluminum flywheel but you don't really need to.

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Scoggin Dickey, my back yard in Lubbock, Texas. https://sdparts.com/

Call them, they have a hi performance desk.
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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

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I've run the LS7 clutch on lots of LS builds. My LS3/525 has been perfect with it.

Think about it GM built 1000s of C6 ZO6 Vettes with this clutch and they hold up with all types of drivers and conditions.

Best place I found to buy is Scoggy Dickens. I upgrade to the aluminum flywheel but you don't really need to.
Yes John I agree, I remember you recommended this clutch as well. My confusion (don't take much LOL) comes from a bunch of negative reviews I read yesterday on LS1Tech. OK great, the LS7 it is. Thanks everyone.

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What were the guys issues on LS1Tech?

Are the trying to hold 900 twin turbo power?

Are comparing it to $1800 twin disc?
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What were the guys issues on LS1Tech?

Are the trying to hold 900 twin turbo power?

Are comparing it to $1800 twin disc?
why do people bash ls7 clutch/fly in an ls1 t56. enlighten me! - LS1TECH

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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

That info has to be put into perspective.

If you're big power tracking the car and slamming gears at 6-7000 rpm there may be better options for a clutch.

For a street car with occasional spirited driving it's a very good and affordable clutch.

I like the one guy (if I read correctly) bashing when his clutch and tranny have 255,000 miles on them.
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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

Supercharged LS7 here running LS7 clutch ... clutch has been GREAT !

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Supercharged LS7 here running LS7 clutch ... clutch has been GREAT !

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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

My 450RWHP LS3 has been great with the LS7 clutch. Plenty of street time (6000 miles) and 100+ autocross runs. No complaints from me. Now my tires, thats a different story ;-)
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My 450RWHP LS3 has been great with the LS7 clutch. Plenty of street time (6000 miles) and 100+ autocross runs. No complaints from me. Now my tires, thats a different story ;-)
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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

I went with a Monster Level 2 clutch because of the bad reviews that I had read on LS1Tech. I can't compare it to an LS7 clutch as I have never driven one. No complaints with Monster though.


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I like the one guy (if I read correctly) bashing when his clutch and tranny have 255,000 miles on them.
How dare they not last for at least a million miles!

Sorry forgot to add the useful part of the message, haven't had any problems with the LS7 clutch in my swap other than adapting it to work with the McLeod hydraulic clutch kit.

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How dare they not last for at least a million miles!

Sorry forgot to add the useful part of the message, haven't had any problems with the LS7 clutch in my swap other than adapting it to work with the McLeod hydraulic clutch kit.
Thanks Shawn. This was exactly my plan, the LS7 clutch and the McLeod throw out bearing. You had an issue with the McLeod ??

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Re: LS 3 swap/TKO what clutch ???

If you use a small block bell housing on your LS motor with the LS7 clutch you will need a flywheel that's been machined to work that you can get from the McLeod along with their throw out bearing set up.
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