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Old 01-30-2014, 11:08 AM   #35
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1999 SL2
1993 SW2
Default Re: Questions about Partial Rebuild

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Originally Posted by caveeagle View Post
I would recommend you stick with a stock Luk clutch at this point. Your SOHC motor will probably max out at 100hp... and I have seen no documented cases of a stock clutch being toasted with a stock SOHC motor. If you really end up chasing boost with this motor, I would change out the clutch/flywheel when (and if) it becomes a problem. cost/effort to boost a S-series SOHC = 10x> clutch swap.

If you are sure (beyond any doubt) that you will be building a boosted SOHC motor, you might just leave the existing clutch in there, and start bank-rolling the funds for that project. Better to have a nice running boosted S-series, that needs a clutch.... Than run out of funds and have your car apart, undrivable, with a brand new stage-3 clutch sitting there doing nothing.

Be prepared for a lack of encouragement for that project here. I, personally like the SOHC motors and would love to see a project like this done well. There are just tons of folks posting here (over time) claiming to "turbo my SL1", and very few (if any) ever produce any real progress or results.
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1998 Red SL 5spd "The Right Honorable Duke Farnsworth the Functional of Syracuse":165,000 miles
1999 Forest Green SL2 5spd "Sally": 307,100+ miles
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