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Old 04-20-2010, 06:25 AM   #1
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Hi guys, may I know do I need to break-in new clutchbell and shoe as I hear before I need? If yes, how to break-in...thanks.
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Have someone hold you car down on the ground so the wheels cannot spin and give it full throttle for a second or two. Do this 3 times.
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There is no need to break in a clutchbell. The only thing that breaks in are the teeth and the only way to do this is to go out and have fun new clutchbell teeth are a little noisy vs. older ones because they have to wear in.
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Thanks guys...but I received 2 diffirent advice
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Just put them on and drive they will where in there selfs.
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As others have said put it on and go out for some fun!
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I scuff them up with a fine emery cloth or a scotchbright pad.
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This is the 4th time this guy has posted this same comment....and his 5th post is another two word, random reply. I don't know if he's a spammer, or just trying to get his post count up.
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Thanks guys...but I received 2 diffirent advice
I think it comes down to personal preference. I've asked this same question to some of my local pros, and got about a 50/50 split on replies.

I've tried it both ways, and didn't see a significant difference in longevity. I did notice that when I seated the shoes buy pushing down on the car, and revving it about 1/2 - 3/4 throttle for 2-3 seconds a few times the clutch seemed to not slip as much initially as the shoes I simply installed and immediately ran. This was only during the first few minutes though...after a few laps on the track, they both worked equally as well.

For new clutch bells, I wipe it down with denatured alcohol (or electrical contact cleaner if I have my can with me) to get the oils from manufacturing / shipping off of the inside surface. I also just run a scotch-brite pad around it a couple of times, but I think that's more for my own peace of mind, than any real performance gain.
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This is the 4th time this guy has posted this same comment....and his 5th post is another two, random reply. I don't know if he's a spammer, or just trying to get his post count up.
Hahahaha..maybe he want to count up his post so that he can attach pic.....




Thanks all the reply..........
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:03 AM   #12
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Dude - just install and run, now you can take some light sand paper and scuff the inside of the bell a little but not necessary
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