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But I need a little help picking one out. I plan on just doing bolt ons for my Mustang. No boost or juice. I basically just want a DD with a little more balls than a stock sixxer. From what I've read around here I'm staying away from Spec Stage 1. I was looking around LMR and found a clutch kit that's supposed to be Oe (Mustang 94-04 Clutch Kit, 3.8L 11" - Oe Replacement by Ram at LRS - Same Day Shipping!). Now I'm curious if this is going to be able to handle what full bolt ons will throw at it (very few hard launches, no racing) or should I really look into a clutch that can handle a little more? Also, anyone know of any sites that sell and oem throwout bearing for the 3.8L? (I can find plenty of 4.6L TOB from Ford Racing lol)
 

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I've just heard a lot of bad things about Spec Stage 1. If I go with Spec it will be Stage 2. But I also don't want to go for overkill and spend way more than I need to since this car is going to be my DD.
 

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So I'll probably go with the stock clutch then. Is the TOB that comes with the clutch kit I linked any good? Or should I keep looking for one directly from Ford?

Thanks for the link, I haven't decided if I'm going to tackle this project or let a professional do it :p
 

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Np as far as tob go, i got the one that came with my kit which is just an oem replacement one from an auto parts store. i have not had to many problems with mine. my car is basic bolt on. but the tob is definately where you may encounter problems they tend to go out regularly on our cars.
 

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Alright, I'll try using the TOB from the kit and see how it goes. And yeah the first problem I had with this car was the TOB. I was going to ride it out longer than I have but the pressure plate is now going out so I gotta get a clutch kit and install it soon.
 

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Getting a Stage 2 Spec is not "better" than a Stage 1, its just rated for more power, so with bolt-ons only you'd be seriously under-powered for that clutch, I don't know how well it would even work. The only issue with the Stage 1 is the TOB, using a Ford HD one solves the problems, its a good clutch otherwise. As said though, stock replacement is cheapest and with only bolt-ons will do the job.
 
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