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  1. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

    Mar 30, 2005
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    Wasn't sure which forum to post this on but here goes.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to fit the clutch from the TR to the Testarossa?
     
  2. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    It's the same thing, right?
     
  3. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    the Testarossa has I believe a twin plate clutch while the TR uses a single plate, I gather it makes for a lighter action

    I thought the Testarossa's clutch was heavy until I sat in a mates 512BB but I still think it would make the car more 'driveable' with a lighter action which I was under the impression the TR's was
     
  4. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    Sorry for the confusion...you want to fit the clutch from the 512TR to the original testarossa?
     
  5. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    It's a consideration yes for when the clutch needs replacing as I do find it very heavy and if there was a way to make it lighter it would be worth exploring
     
  6. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Correctomundo Noodles.....:D

    I must agree my clutch is as hard as Hell......:(
     
  7. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    Nice piccy in your profile!

    Yes the clutch is way heavy!
     
  8. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    thanx m8
     
  9. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

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    Yes, you can fit the single plate TR clutch to the Testarossa (which has a twin plate clutch). Some Ferrari specialists offer this as an 'upgrade' although personally I elected to keep my car as standard.

    Steve
     
  10. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    i dont think they fit not 100% sure but i am 95% sure that they dont fit will find out tomorrow barabus you wanna try my new clutch its as light as a nissan micra
     
  11. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Have you tried the one on Noonys push bike Steve ??? hahaha

    RAY360M
     
  12. stevetr

    stevetr Formula Junior

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    There is a small mod required (flywheel??, I can't remember exactly) but KHPC, for example, offer it as a standard upgrade when a Testarossa clutch is being replaced.
     
  13. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Sounds good, but as my clutch has only done under 8000 miles I won't be changing it yet
     
  14. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Your not driving it hard enough M8
     
  15. Rene

    Rene Formula 3
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    Yes, KHPC changed my clutch for the TR version when my clutch began to wear. More expensive, but apparently will last longer, at least the way I drive, which is generally GT style.

    Last week I returned through the Ardeche in France, taking Norman Foster's Millau viaduct, hit it at dusk with a silvery light shining off the struts. You're so high, you feel like you're flying through the sky. No traffic on an Easter Sunday evening, so took the risk of driving above 100 mph for hour after hour. This mountain motorway rarely dips below 2500 feet. Divine.
     
  16. prancing_pony

    prancing_pony Rookie

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    great, thanks everyone
     

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