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What's the current 'buzz' on clutch kits these days to support, say, 700~900 rwhp while sporting smooth engagement and avoiding the grab and chatter of a 'race' clutch in sedate driving?
I know that the favored brand and model tends to change so that's why the date in the title. What's the Hot tip today?
 

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I have the McLeod RXT as well. It works smoothly for me. Really, I forget it is an aftermarket clutch. The key is to have it installed correctly. It is not hard to do, I did it with my engine rebuild but you really have to make sure the clearance between the throw-out bearing and clutch fingers is in their range. The complaints on here about the clutch slipping and burning out or not fully disengaging on here from a while back are 100% caused by that. I used a machinist's straight edge and caliper to measure the A and B distances.
 

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Monster and Mantic would be the only two I’d run.

Monster is based off of the stock clutch and will behave just like factory with the same amount of rotational inertia to get the car moving from a stop.

The Mantic reduces a bunch of weight with a c7 flywheel, overall is smaller, and thus requires you to adapt your technique compared to factory. No negatives, just different compared to stocker.

The stock clutch to me feels odd now having driven a Mantic for years.

These modern clutch setups are nothing like those carbon puck disc setups if you messed with them many years ago.


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Monster LT1-S here. It's a triple disk organic clutch made by Luk, which also make the OE unit. Exactly the same manners as stock, but rated at 1150lb/ft. Zero issues, no chatter, no drama at redline shifts either.
 
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Monster LT1-S here. It's a triple disk organic clutch made by Luk, which also make the OE unit. Exactly the same manners as stock, but rated at 1150lb/ft. Zero issues, no chatter, no drama at redline shifts either.
I love this clutch after having the first Mantic in the CTS V2 and then running the LT1-S after.

No slip yet after 10k miles of 800+ RWHP.

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What's the current 'buzz' on clutch kits these days to support, say, 700~900 rwhp while sporting smooth engagement and avoiding the grab and chatter of a 'race' clutch in sedate driving?
I know that the favored brand and model tends to change so that's why the date in the title. What's the Hot tip today?
ACT is working on a clutch and should be ready early 2022, I have the first one on order. Nice thing with ACT is adjustability and superior build of products in my opinion. Might want to wait?..
 

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I love this clutch after having the first Mantic in the CTS V2 and then running the LT1-S after.

No slip yet after 10k miles of 800+ RWHP.

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Was the Mantic a negative experience?


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ACT is working on a clutch and should be ready early 2022, I have the first one on order. Nice thing with ACT is adjustability and superior build of products in my opinion. Might want to wait?..
Any further info on it? Full sweep or puck type? twin or triple? We wants ta know.


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Was the Mantic a negative experience?


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Mixed. It was very light, so harder to engage smoothly. A very definite difference between them- the Monster being most OEM Like. The Mantic is just too light IMHO

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ACT is working on a clutch and should be ready early 2022, I have the first one on order. Nice thing with ACT is adjustability and superior build of products in my opinion. Might want to wait?..
There are two firsthand experiences on this thread with very positive results. I'm at 670wtq and Random is even higher. For the price, it's a no-brainer and with the remote bleeder, it's a slam dunk. Is slips easily, doesn't have an on/off character after beating on it, and holds like a mofo. Why look at anything else?

Trying out a new product is cool, but if it doesn't work out, you're looking at added costs obviously.....unless you're getting a smoking deal for the beta testing.
 
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Mixed. It was very light, so harder to engage smoothly. A very definite difference between them- the Monster being most OEM Like. The Mantic is just too light IMHO

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And this is why driving the factory clutch for me now is interesting—all that Mantic muscle memory is hard to knock.

Had zero problems for 4 years, well into 8xx whp land.

I would have no problems going with Monster the next time around, but still like the Mantic. I remember not being that fond of the Mantic at first, because it required a bit more technique and fancy footwork when stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. I’d agree with it being a bit too light.




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There are two firsthand experiences on this thread with very positive results. I'm at 670wtq and Random is even higher. For the price, it's a no-brainer and with the remote bleeder, it's a slam dunk. Is slips easily, doesn't have an on/off character after beating on it, and holds like a mofo. Why look at anything else?

Trying out a new product is cool, but if it doesn't work out, you're looking at added costs obviously.....unless you're getting a smoking deal for the beta testing.
I am only suggesting the ACT clutch recommendation, not sure what slave or bleeder you plan to use? Tick Performance sells an adjustable Tilton brand PN: 60-6100 slave for about $400, and also a Tilton brand speed bleeder PN: TPSBL-Tilton for $49.

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My current clutch is the McLeod RST, seems fine, think it might be a little soft after break-in and one track day, but it still has some engagement and travel left. Still prefer ACT products based primarily on parts and build design.

Any further info on it? Full sweep or puck type? twin or triple? We wants ta know.


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It's a dual and was going to be ready August 2021, however leadership decided to go with an entirely new design that would be more versatile between other platforms. The V1 twin clutch currently manufactured is an example of the build and quality, or the LSX version, but be aware the LSX version is only fit for the aftermarket TR6060 not the V TR6060.
 

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I know it's been mentioned before so I'm just going to continue beating the already dead horse....I upgraded to the McLeod RXT and love it. The car put down 702 on the dyne about 2 years ago and it's been holding up strong ever since, Just upgraded heads, bigger TB, DDP intake, injectors, and a few other things, and the clutch is still running no issues through the remote tuning. The clutch has been great with stock like pedal feel and smooth engagement.
 

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I went looking for the ACT information. Their website says they have nothing fir the CTSV in fact they primarily build for the Japanese performance car market. I guess they’re working on building a new setup for the V but I’m not at all interested in beta testing two thousand dollar components.
Monster and McLeod are looking like the contenders.
I remain in research mode looking for all input.


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I went looking for the ACT information. Their website says they have nothing fir the CTSV in fact they primarily build for the Japanese performance car market. I guess they’re working on building a new setup for the V but I’m not at all interested in beta testing two thousand dollar components.
Monster and McLeod are looking like the contenders.
I remain in research mode looking for all input.


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Yeah... going from all 2500lb imports to 4k pound torque monsters sounds like a decent margin for "oops - didn't see that coming!"

That, and thankfully we have several good options already.

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I went looking for the ACT information. Their website says they have nothing fir the CTSV in fact they primarily build for the Japanese performance car market. I guess they’re working on building a new setup for the V but I’m not at all interested in beta testing two thousand dollar components.
Monster and McLeod are looking like the contenders.
I remain in research mode looking for all input.


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PN: T2R-G10 is the ACT V1 clutch, a V2 is still in work and scheduled for 2022 release. ACT clutches are adjustable and very stout. I currently have a McLeod and plan to replace it when I get the ACT. I'm sure everyone's clutch is the best!
 

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PN: T2R-G10 is the ACT V1 clutch, a V2 is still in work and scheduled for 2022 release. ACT clutches are adjustable and very stout. I currently have a McLeod and plan to replace it when I get the ACT. I'm sure everyone's clutch is the best!
Hey, I think it'd great you're going to try out something new!


I have done that myself once or twice.


I just don't see the point from ACT's standpoint, in a low volume, saturated market full of quality, proven options... unless they are going for low cost.

And if they're going for low cost, why take the chance to save a few hundos when there are so many other quality, proven options?

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Hey, I think it'd great you're going to try out something new!


I have done that myself once or twice.


I just don't see the point from ACT's standpoint, in a low volume, saturated market full of quality, proven options... unless they are going for low cost.

And if they're going for low cost, why take the chance to save a few hundos when there are so many other quality, proven options?

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Hey, I think it'd great you're going to try out something new!


I have done that myself once or twice.


I just don't see the point from ACT's standpoint, in a low volume, saturated market full of quality, proven options... unless they are going for low cost.

And if they're going for low cost, why take the chance to save a few hundos when there are so many other quality, proven options?

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I don't know why they are late to provide a clutch option for the V2, I was disappointed having waited for a while this year, and then have the date moved again. But the workmanship and quality materials are what stand out to me. I still have faith that their build standards are premium, if not, it will be a disappointment. I do have some background with their products, so it will be very obvious if the new clutch is low cost item. I'll make sure to post a review once I have it.
 
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