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OK, I have a question, what does a slipping clutch feel like. At 7 psi, when I shift into 2nd, it feel like I am not getting anywhere for a little bit, then the acceleration kicks in. I guess it is possible that the tires are spinning, but I figured that would be much tougher with my new treads (AVS Sport, 245/45's). Thanks.
 

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uh, on my 323 it shudders a bit and doesn't go anywhere, then you cna feel it grab and pullll forward.

you'd hear your tires spinning i think.

try a test - go into second and floor it and see if you get the delay. try it at half throttle, then try it at just lightly touching the throttle.

my 323's clutch is very, very worn but i've conditioned myself to give just the right amount of gas so it doesn't slip in every gear. of course, in your case this would reduce your speed and such quite a bit.

are you running the stock clutch?
 

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I only notice it at full boost when shifting into 2nd gear, and once in a while when shifting into 3rd at full boost. Maybe it is just wheel spin. If so, it will get pretty crazy as I turn up the boost. I will try your suggestions.
 

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well, my 84 would do that into second and third but was spinning the tires. at the top of third it just lwouldnt go, no power, and after shifting to 4th and staying in it you could start to smell my stage 3 kevlar disc burning(last time it came out the flywheel and pressure plate were rainbow colored and the beige disc had burnt edges, and i mean burnt, they were black).

what your experiencing is a slipping clutch. instead of the tires breaking loose, your stock clutch isnt strong enough to grab so something has to slip from the shock of tq after the shift. so you clutch slips like tires spinning and then grabs and you regain the power to the wheels. like spinning tires eventually grabbing and putting the power to the ground. since you put wider tires, its harder for them to break loose so something has to give, in this case the clutch. hth.
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That is what I was thinking. Thanks, William. I was actually thinking of you when I asked this question.
 
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