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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Clutch Questions...Help! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by lollygagger8 Trust me, I'm loathing doing it. I'm planning on doing it in my driveway (cuz me ...
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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    Trust me, I'm loathing doing it. I'm planning on doing it in my driveway (cuz me no have no lift) hope my jackstands go high enough!!

    EPP quoted me $350 for the install.....hmmmmmmm
    DO IT!!!!!! $350 is a great price! I have not done the clutch install but from what i've heard from others that do aftermarket clutches, there are many obstacles that can pop up. Notching this, cutting that...ect

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    I did mine on jackstands and I can tell you, you want a lift lol But it is doable. You will need somebody to help get the trans back in. I had my dad with a jack under the tail and I held up the front and stabbed it in. That Tremec is heavy when your on your back. I pulled by myself. Knees under the tail and just slid it back and caught it. Not advisable if you aren't somewhat stong lol
    Lol, I'm sure I can handle the weight no problem. I've modded everything else to this freakin car in the driveway, so why stop now?
    Are there at least dowel pins to line it up? I'd hate to leave weight on just the input shaft.

    You didn't have one of those special X brackets (specially made for trans) on your jack did you? I wouldn't think you'd need one with a manual trans. (no pan to crush)

    Also, torque setting for the flywheel/bell housing/whatever else I'm missing would be excellent. This is the one time I'll be using my torque wrench! (ok 2nd.....headers was the first time) ha

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    I think for 350 i would have someone else do it for me. but normally trans jobs arent hard just time consuming. and it has to be eons easier then the fwd cramped trans i had to work on with my nissan.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post

    I wonder if there is one way to route it so that no notch is needed, like more room on one side of the trans/firewall/whatever....
    Luke mentioned to me that you'll have to swap and use your existing bleeder, so remember to swap those as well.... I think you pry would have figured that out as the LS7 one I think would end up buried "IN" the bellhousing.

    I think a notch is needed... ... I don't think you can do much "routing" as this is your Dilemma. (The spacing of the "V" )



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    Quote Originally Posted by nmaier2201 View Post
    Luke mentioned to me that you'll have to swap and use your existing bleeder, so remember to swap those as well.... I think you pry would have figured that out as the LS7 one I think would end up buried "IN" the bellhousing.
    It looks just like a little set screw holding the bleeder in then, right?

    Does anyone have the dimensions of the Spacer needed? (ID, OD) I know the length is .950. I could have one machined and save myself the $100 or however much they are.

    Where's the guys that have done the LS7 clutch swap at??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrix-Engineering View Post
    Hope this doesntcome off thewrong way,i have helped several customers wth recent issues with the level 2s and 3s ,one disc came apart and took out,slave pp,.etcIf you notice any thing funny at all please get it checked!Also i would add,as a paying sponcer do we not have protecton from non sponcers websitesbe posted or dos that not apply?
    Funny, I work for Monster Clutch and if you have had one come apart you have never asked for a warranty....

    I wonder if GFORCE1320 would be interested in making axles for the CTS V...

    I guess we should be sponsors on this board as well

    We will check into it ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt@SNLPerformance View Post
    Funny, I work for Monster Clutch and if you have had one come apart you have never asked for a warranty....

    I wonder if GFORCE1320 would be interested in making axles for the CTS V...

    I guess we should be sponsors on this board as well

    We will check into it ....
    Matt,you dont know me nor i know you,i prefer not to bring all the drama to this board that your group (snl) brings to the board,this is a nice mature site ,it would be great to keep it that way.As i said i was not trying to stir up trouble,just giving a guy a heads up,if you prefer i cant post the pictures all over the enternet of the blown up clutchs we have assembled,as well as the broken g-force parts.I prefer to run my bussiness a little different,i like to hold my head up, hey,ill make you a wager,you,you start buy example ,act curtiece and polite and bring your other guys up to your level,ill do the same,sounds easy e nuff.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Did I click into the wrong forum again? Got to get this mouse fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkman View Post
    Did I click into the wrong forum again? Got to get this mouse fixed.
    I for one applogize.Just trying to give a friendly warning.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt@SNLPerformance View Post
    Funny, I work for Monster Clutch and if you have had one come apart you have never asked for a warranty....

    I wonder if GFORCE1320 would be interested in making axles for the CTS V...

    I guess we should be sponsors on this board as well

    We will check into it ....
    Quote Originally Posted by Hendrix-Engineering View Post
    Matt,you dont know me nor i know you,i prefer not to bring all the drama to this board that your group (snl) brings to the board,this is a nice mature site ,it would be great to keep it that way.As i said i was not trying to stir up trouble,just giving a guy a heads up,if you prefer i cant post the pictures all over the enternet of the blown up clutchs we have assembled,as well as the broken g-force parts.I prefer to run my bussiness a little different,i like to hold my head up, hey,ill make you a wager,you,you start buy example ,act curtiece and polite and bring your other guys up to your level,ill do the same,sounds easy e nuff.
    Quote Originally Posted by East TX Muscle Cars View Post
    Matt are you saying Thomas is Lying? you Defiantly dont want to get me going on clutches and drive line parts....let me just say one thing i sell all parts except the g force driveline parts, I do sell Monster clutches but its not best to call Thomas a lier cause im sure he has some major ammo against you if you start that fire under him!Z(just friendly warning, i know Thomas to well). And yes, PLEASE dont bring all the DRAMA over here!PLEASE! and since your on and i have yet received my warranty clutch back that i made sure Steve knew i HAD TO HAVE ASAP! i guess ill ask you cause this will be a ton faster. Is the GTO stage 3 i sent in get there? did my warranty replacement clutch get sent back to me yet? i really needed that clutch today i figured since you guys got the other one yesterday i would have had a clutch on my way here yesterday also.???????? let me know on here or on the GTO board please ASAP!
    Hmmm, I didnt see anything disrespectful in Matt's post. Not sure why you guys (HE and East TX) jumped on him. He didn't bring any drama, y'all did.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    It looks just like a little set screw holding the bleeder in then, right?

    Does anyone have the dimensions of the Spacer needed? (ID, OD) I know the length is .950. I could have one machined and save myself the $100 or however much they are.

    Where's the guys that have done the LS7 clutch swap at??
    The bleeder just screws into the slave. The remote bleeder does the same and with the remote bleeder no notch is necessary.

    I sent you a message on LS1tech. Let me know.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    hmmm.... seems like drama is coming.

    i just like to see as many quality v parts being made... so show up but lets be friends.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    The bleeder just screws into the slave. The remote bleeder does the same and with the remote bleeder no notch is necessary.

    I sent you a message on LS1tech. Let me know.
    Thanks man.....at least your post was helpful.

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Have you started the install yet?

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    Re: Clutch Questions...Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ctsv154 View Post
    The bleeder just screws into the slave. The remote bleeder does the same and with the remote bleeder no notch is necessary.

    I sent you a message on LS1tech. Let me know.
    Don't know if this adds anything, but here's a pic of my new slave and bleeder. Hopefully, these will be installed this coming Tuesday or Wednesday.


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