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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyiii View Post
    Please help me understand why you want to use E85. Aren't other fuel system components going to suffer premature death since they may not have been designed to handle the more corrosive E85?
    Negative. Our fuel systems are actually E85 ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    Spec clutch? Wouldn't have been my first choice, but I hope you have good luck with it. Others have nearly lost limbs due to spec clutches.

    Looking forward to the results though. I will admit I'm pretty excited to see the kind of numbers you can put down.

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    I am too! And I'll certainly keep you guys updated. I've actually read nothing but good about SPEC clutches. They have the reputation to outlast OE clutches by at least 35%, and that's WITH the increased torque capacity. Aaron at TTR recommended KY stage 3 clutch, as that's what the Cobalt SS guys use. But being almost $100 more, I'll give SPEC a shot first and see how they do. Plus, he said the KY and SPEC clutches are almost the EXACT same thing.
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    I can do that. I haven't decided if I'm going to install it now or wait til it gets a little bit warmer out. But when I do, I'll let you know!
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    Really excited to see what kind of performance you get out of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodneyiii View Post
    Please help me understand why you want to use E85. Aren't other fuel system components going to suffer premature death since they may not have been designed to handle the more corrosive E85?
    Why? Because it has a higher octane rating than race gas and costs a fraction of the price. HUGE performance gains and very easy power.

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    I've actually read nothing but good about SPEC clutches. They have the reputation to outlast OE clutches by at least 35%, and that's WITH the increased torque capacity. Aaron at TTR recommended KY stage 3 clutch, as that's what the Cobalt SS guys use. But being almost $100 more, I'll give SPEC a shot first and see how they do. Plus, he said the KY and SPEC clutches are almost the EXACT same thing.
    They also have a reputation to shatter. LS1 guys stay far away from them. Not trying to rain on your parade or be an ass, but outlasting an OE clutch isn't a difficult thing to do. I would have called up clutchmasters like Travis did. $100 is not a huge deal considering how much work will go into this.

    You don't have to look far to find people who had catastrophic issues with SPEC clutches. I wouldn't trust one in my car. Here's a quick google search I found in 15 seconds:

    Major problems with SPEC clutch - RX7Club.com

    My Spec clutch shattered in the middle of 4th gear at the track, and took out many parts in my engine compartment, and cracked the rear plate on my engine.
    Here's a google search worth looking at:

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    I didn't do all the research into exactly why each failure happened, but out of all of the clutch failures I've heard of, SPEC is the name that came up more often. Whether that's because they sell the most clutches or because their quality and consistency is the worst isn't something I can comment on.

    I feel like I'm being a dick, but I genuinely do not intend to. I would hate myself though if I didn't at least share what I've read over the years in the event that the clutch you bought would fail.
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    I run SPEC clutches in my Camaro and Beretta with success.
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    Gonna keep an eye on this for sure! i may debate skipping getting a 93 octane tune altogether and just go full e85
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    Quote Originally Posted by XtremeRevolution View Post
    Why? Because it has a higher octane rating than race gas and costs a fraction of the price. HUGE performance gains and very easy power.



    They also have a reputation to shatter. LS1 guys stay far away from them. Not trying to rain on your parade or be an ass, but outlasting an OE clutch isn't a difficult thing to do. I would have called up clutchmasters like Travis did. $100 is not a huge deal considering how much work will go into this.

    You don't have to look far to find people who had catastrophic issues with SPEC clutches. I wouldn't trust one in my car. Here's a quick google search I found in 15 seconds:

    Major problems with SPEC clutch - RX7Club.com



    Here's a google search worth looking at:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=trans+am+clutch+explosion+spec+clutch&ie= utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a#hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Wzw&tbo=d&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&sclient=psy-ab&q=spec+clutch+explosion&oq=spec+clutch+explosio n&gs_l=serp.3..0i30.10212.12090.0.12220.21.11.0.8. 8.0.191.1407.3j8.11.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.3.psy-ab.txxBqeoskoc&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_ qf.&bvm=bv.42553238,d.aWc&fp=adecfa95c5ab1c51&biw= 1920&bih=1054

    I didn't do all the research into exactly why each failure happened, but out of all of the clutch failures I've heard of, SPEC is the name that came up more often. Whether that's because they sell the most clutches or because their quality and consistency is the worst isn't something I can comment on.

    I feel like I'm being a dick, but I genuinely do not intend to. I would hate myself though if I didn't at least share what I've read over the years in the event that the clutch you bought would fail.
    Nah, you're fine. I appreciate the concern actually. I've never used SPEC before, but figured with a max of 250lbft torque out of this tune would suffice this 'maybe less than perfect' company. I'll give them a shot. The stgae 3 kit is rated at 300 torque, so I'll be far from pushing it to its limits. I just hope daily engagement isn't seriously affected, lol.
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    210hp/270tq on E85.
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