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title says it all. i have an ams kit i am going to install with a 12lb pulley so im wondering if i can get away with useing the oem sachs clutch kit if possible. some people say 350 some say 250. enlighten me http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif ...

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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (XwalkerX)

Quote, originally posted by XwalkerX »
title says it all. i have an ams kit i am going to install with a 12lb pulley so im wondering if i can get away with useing the oem sachs clutch kit if possible. some people say 350 some say 250. enlighten me http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif ...

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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (Sleepy007)

My clutch held absolutely fine with ~300whp and 260wtq. Ran that way for prolly 10k or so Id guess. I never beat on it, but when I dropped the tranny the clutch looked mint with 64k on it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (leebro61)

I would say up to around three hundred Ft. Lbs as well.
Mine starts to slip at around ten pounds or a little less. Due to this slip I have not gotten the car dyno'd but i would say that is around 300.
8.5-1 compression with a short runner.
clutch has around 6000 on it.
 

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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (mattstacks)

thanks guys, i feel a bit more confidant in purchasing a stock clutch. has anyone ever gone to the track with a stock clutch? just wondering how it is if yoiu happen to slip it a lil
 

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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (XwalkerX)

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thanks guys, i feel a bit more confidant in purchasing a stock clutch. has anyone ever gone to the track with a stock clutch? just wondering how it is if yoiu happen to slip it a lil

Since SC VR6's generally make much less torque than hp you may be ok with oem but track use and stock sachs clutch is a bad combination.
If your going to go through the trouble of removing the trans to change the clutch I recommend at least doing a basic upgrade, it would be worth the price difference in my opinion.
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Re: how much can a stock vr6 clutch handle... (XwalkerX)

Does the pressure plate play any role in how much horsepower the tranny can handle (in addition to the clutch)? I put in a (now extinct) Velocity clutch when I had my Quaife installed, fully knowing that I'd have an SC someday. When I bought the clutch, the sales person at Velocity talked me out of buying a new pressure plate and thought the stock one could handle up to 300 hp(???)
 
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