Clutch/Flywheel Install Cost w/ Motor out - Forums at Modded Mustangs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
C6Z's & ZL1's are afraid
 
filmman03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,270
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
Clutch/Flywheel Install Cost w/ Motor out

May go ahead and have the clutch and flywheel replaced (and tob/pilot) when I have the shortblock swapped out.

Just wondering what you guys think the cost would be. Seems to me they wouldn't charge much more, if any, to do this. Shop is busy today and said they will call w/ an estimate later (this is including getting the clutch kit from them).

From what I gather, its roughly 4 hours to do a normal clutch install and based on $100/hr its about $400. Seems about right since the tranny shop i went to charged me about $450 for the install.

However; the motor will be out of the car (new MMR 800) so the shop will just have to slap the new flywheel and clutch on and pop the motor back in place. Wouldn't think that would take much more than 20mins to do.

Force Fed - Corn Fed - Bottle Fed
550/495 @ 6k on E85 16psi
620/600 @ 6k on E85 16psi & 75 shot
Build Thread:http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ld-thread.html

filmman03 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 08:48 PM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
IsaidWOT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,140
   
Garage
iTrader: 0 reviews
They'll probably still charge book cost for it and bank the extra just because it's quick and easy. Unless they're a really good shop and they charge only half because it'd only take half the time to do it that way.

2003 Audi A6 3.0 quattro

2002 Laser Red GT - Sold
Laser Red Crew, Founder
IsaidWOT is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 08:49 PM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 740
   
iTrader: 1 reviews
They shouldn't charge you a dime extra in labor if they are doing the motor swap. Reminds me of when I was young stealership try to charge me for clutch install labor when they had to take it out to rebuild the motor. It make no difference if they swap your old clutch over or put brand new one on.

02 roush turbo
numbers 415 rwhp 458 tq 5sp numbers
Stalled auto number coming soon
Sonic 02 is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 09:58 PM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
blownstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,318
                 
iTrader: 2 reviews
Shouldn't charge anything. Shouldn't matter which clutch is going on. Around here a clutch install is $250-$300 and that includes resurfacing of the flywheel.


2003 DSG Mustang GT TR3650
2004 DSG Mustang Mach 1 4r75w
blownstang is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
C6Z's & ZL1's are afraid
 
filmman03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,270
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
thanks guys. that's what i was figuring.

Force Fed - Corn Fed - Bottle Fed
550/495 @ 6k on E85 16psi
620/600 @ 6k on E85 16psi & 75 shot
Build Thread:http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ld-thread.html

filmman03 is online now  
post #6 of 15 Old February 5th, 2014, 11:53 PM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
1996 GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,645
                   
iTrader: 1 reviews
Realistically they have to remove the stock clutch anyways. So they have to reinstall a clutch regardless.

So if they charges I'd be kinda pissed.


CMS Stage One cams, PI heads, PI intake, Forged bottom end, 10.5:1, FRPP 3.73's, FRPP C Springs, Tokico HP's.
1996 GT is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old February 6th, 2014, 12:46 AM
I Post Entirely Way Too Much
 
stal94gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: eglin afb florida
Posts: 11,468
                     
iTrader: 2 reviews
if they charge you for more than a flywheel resurface and parts than they are ripping you off.


bone stock from the factory!
stal94gt is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 05:26 PM
Regular
 
gbro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 193
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
i wouldnt pay a dime more, if they are putting a new shortblock in just bring the clutch and flywheel with it.

99 GT
gbro is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 07:03 PM
(insert humorous comment)

 
MG2V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: AČ, Michigan
Posts: 2,092
             
Garage
iTrader: 3 reviews
I would also have a new pilot bearing and rear main seal put in while the motor is out.
MG2V is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
C6Z's & ZL1's are afraid
 
filmman03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,270
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
the clutch and flywheel is a bit much at the moment lol

im thinking since my ToB makes a tiny bit of noise... yes its the FRPP one but the tranny shop did a hack job on installing my clutch. im thinking ill replace the ToB with another FRPP one, do a new pilot bearing and rear main seal. thanks for mentioning the rear main seal MG2V. didnt even think of that!

i know my clutch will eventually go out. its the RAM HDX Clutch w/ the stock flywheel that was resurfaced.

do you guys think the clutch/flywheel will be fine for now? maybe get the flywheel resurfaced again??

Force Fed - Corn Fed - Bottle Fed
550/495 @ 6k on E85 16psi
620/600 @ 6k on E85 16psi & 75 shot
Build Thread:http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ld-thread.html

filmman03 is online now  
post #11 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 08:02 PM
(insert humorous comment)

 
MG2V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: AČ, Michigan
Posts: 2,092
             
Garage
iTrader: 3 reviews
If money is tight, reuse the clutch and have the flywheel resurfaced. When you have the funds, I would definitely switch to a stage II clutch and either a billet steel or aluminum flywheel. Most stage I clutches are rated around 450 HP at the crank. You're making more than that, so as the clutch wears, you may begin to notice some slipping.
MG2V is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
C6Z's & ZL1's are afraid
 
filmman03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,270
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MG2V View Post
If money is tight, reuse the clutch and have the flywheel resurfaced. When you have the funds, I would definitely switch to a stage II clutch and either a billet steel or aluminum flywheel. Most stage I clutches are rated around 450 HP at the crank. You're making more than that, so as the clutch wears, you may begin to notice some slipping.
ok cool thanks!

Force Fed - Corn Fed - Bottle Fed
550/495 @ 6k on E85 16psi
620/600 @ 6k on E85 16psi & 75 shot
Build Thread:http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ld-thread.html

filmman03 is online now  
post #13 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 08:21 PM
(insert humorous comment)

 
MG2V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: AČ, Michigan
Posts: 2,092
             
Garage
iTrader: 3 reviews
No problem.

Have you had your car dynoed yet?
MG2V is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old February 7th, 2014, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
C6Z's & ZL1's are afraid
 
filmman03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 3,270
         
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MG2V View Post
No problem.

Have you had your car dynoed yet?
just when it was N/A and dyno tuned. made 292/302 i think w/ full bolt ons and heads/cams

threw on the centri and only ran the car for a month til the piston ringlands cracked.

car is still down as MMR is still building my forged shortblock. should be up and running by end mid-end of february.

Force Fed - Corn Fed - Bottle Fed
550/495 @ 6k on E85 16psi
620/600 @ 6k on E85 16psi & 75 shot
Build Thread:http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ld-thread.html

filmman03 is online now  
post #15 of 15 Old February 8th, 2014, 08:13 AM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
xandraxal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: florida
Posts: 2,958
             
iTrader: 0 reviews
The shop will charge you for the clutch, that's almost a guarantee. Has nothing to do with any extra labor, more to do with liability and their own insurance. Now the charge may be minimal, my guy charged me $100, but that included new cable and firewall adjuster installed with the new clutch and flywheel, that was with my motor out of the car. It does suck but sometimes it's the cost of business.

96 GT turbocharged - SOLD
97 Cobra vert stock -SOLD
xandraxal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome