Replacement Clutch

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  1. hellbnt

    hellbnt Hellcat Member

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    Guys,

    I know that BBG has a replacement clutch for our M6. I have been doing some searching and found that SPEC (1250 ftlb) and McLeod (1200ftlb) offer a clutch at half the price. It includes flywheel, twin disc and pressure plate. BBG offers the HRB with there kit, that is the only difference.

    Anybody here tried any of these in there cat?
     
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    I think you wanted to post this on the "Challenger" side, not the "Charger" side. :)
     
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    He did ;)

    Hellcat is still untested but in the Shelby community both Mcloud and Spec are very good clutches. You really can't go wrong with either. I wasn't aware they made clutches for our cars yet.
     
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    It was moved; it was on the "Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat" forum when I saw it. In fact, it's still there.

    Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat | SRT Hellcat Forum

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    But thanks for making me double-check.

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    Sorry about that.... Well I guess no one has gone this route with there car. I am still debating on which clutch.
     
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    Just a general question as I start the build. Does it make sense to upgrade the clutch before it goes? With there being such a crappy warranty in the thing (12 Months or 12,000 miles - read that skmewhere) I thought I may as well start looking and/or lump it in when I get the Barton installed.
     
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    HHP uses MacLeod clutches in their builds, that will be my next one
     
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    mad_srt Senior Hellcat Member

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    That's who I'd be working with as well (HHP).
     
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    I struggle to see how the clutch warranty is crappy when they are willing to replace it once in 12k miles. I honestly can't believe that they warranty it at all unless it has a material or manufacturing defect. Wear is not a defect.

    I guess they should replace my pads and rotors after a track day using the same clutch logic. Or maybe they owe me a fresh set of rear tires since the factory installed ones seem to wear quickly.

    I'm sympathetic to the people with hurt clutches, but I'm just not sure it is a warranty item. It is either a wear item and Dodge has no responsibility or it is a material defect and they should release a TSB / recall and replace all of them with a heavier duty unit.

    There is also a little buyer beware here. 4400 pound cars with 707 HP are generally expected to be very hard on clutches.....
     
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    ...and brakes and tires and ball joints.....that list is almost endless.

    From where I sit the willingness to replaces it says something. A TSB recalling every M6 would be a black eye so that won't happen, but the "warranty" will cover the small number of folks who cook them in the 12/12 window. The simple fact they are willing to warranty a wear and tear item should tell us that it's an inferior component given the high HP.
     
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    so the warranty is a good thing then according to you?? I thought it was crappy. Lol...I give up.

    You really can't have it both ways. It is a wear item or is it a manufacturing defect?

    I've done this clutch dance before on other high HP platforms....it is no fun and very expensive over time. Eventually you are afraid to drive the car hard for fear of another few weeks in the shop and another huge hole in your wallet.

    I see we both have B5...nice. Love it.
     
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    I think the M6 it's just a really bad car. Mine has 5K miles and the clutch it's going to be replaced already. The clutch they putted in the M6 it's just not designed for this power. It you go full throttle it will burn. I have never go full throttle from the start, but I have a few time at 50mph and it still was not able to handle the power.
    This is the worst and most expensive car I have ever owned. The bushings in my transmissions are bad, the ball joints make noses, the seat Beal rattle and Dodge says they cannot do nothing. My last car was a Mercedes and that's a good car with great warranty. This is my first and my last American car, it's just an expensive piece of thrash.
     
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    Don't give up on American cars yet.
     
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    my 1st one, and it's not good. I have and 88 Honda CRX turbo 5spd. And I never have any issues. Hellcat, brand new, and it's issues over issues. Really bad quality for the price.
     
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    Its not just the hellcats clutch warranty. My 05 ram diesel had a pressure plate break and found out it had the 12/12 warranty on it.
     

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