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Softening Pressure Plate

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:36 am

Hays 33-150, 2750 lb.. Its for a SBF and I would like to make it 2200lbs. Does anybody do this. Broke 3rd gear G-Force T5. Was told 2750 lb. plate to heavy and 2200 lb. plate recommended.

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by autogear » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:21 am

You could call Tim Hyatt and ask him?

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:41 am

autogear wrote:You could call Tim Hyatt and ask him?
I'll see if I can find him. Thanks.

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by autogear » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:38 pm

Sorry I was on my "smart"phone and couldn't get it to import a contact. Here you go. He custom builds clutches and knows his...stuff.
I see where you're going with a softer hitting clutch and I agree with you; but if Tim has a different recommendation, I trust him implicitly

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:41 pm

Thank you very much!
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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by autogear » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:31 am

No problem; keep us posted on Tim's recommendation and how it works

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by BigBlocksOnTop2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:23 pm

I did speak with Tim. He said that by the time that shipping and handling costs, dis/reassembly of the clutch and balancing that it would be better to go with the other plate at 225.00. He did say that the spring is the most expensive part in a diaphragm clutch. He said that the 2200 lb. is good insurance for a ''gear breaker'', being g-force t5 3rd gear.

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by autogear » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:17 pm

Awesome! The T5 likes to break 3rd's. Some of it is deflection of the die-cast case and some is that 3rd gear is pretty far away from any support. Looking forward to you getting back out there with it. Tim is a class act.

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by iadr » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:40 am

autogear wrote:Awesome! The T5 likes to break 3rd's. Some of it is deflection of the die-cast case and some is that 3rd gear is pretty far away from any support. Looking forward to you getting back out there with it. Tim is a class act.
gForce make a sand cast, thick case. I went with one, even on a 4 cyl. (a very special 4 cyl, but still... ;) )

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Re: Softening Pressure Plate

Post by autogear » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:58 am

Agreed; for some reason I assumed the OP had used a GF gearset in an OE case, which is common.

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