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Old 6/30/12, 05:23 PM
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Question Difference between 2006 and 2008 clutch

Anyone know what the difference is between the two? My 2006 has always had a heavy, ambiguous, inconsistent clutch that's been sapping the fun out of the car for the last 6 years. I can tell the clutch is starting to get close to needing replacement (pedal's getting heavier, engages closer to the top of the pedal, get some chatter in the friction zone at low RPM). One of my friends has a '08 Bullitt which has a pretty light clutch that's smooth like butter.

I want to know what's different between the two cars. (hit steering is also a hell of a lot lighter --too light for my liking, but I also think thats because I run wider tires on a lowered car).

I looked up the part numbers on fordparts.com and they all look the same

http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/Ca...Mustang#Search

http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/Ca...Mustang#Search
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Old 6/30/12, 05:25 PM
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Dammit, I posted in the wrong section. Mods, can one of you guys move it to the 05-09 section?
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Good thing you caught that b4 one of the fun suckers in here did
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Old 7/12/12, 07:55 AM
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Good question. My 06 clutch is also VERY heavy. In traffic it's a real PITA! If anyone know why some clutches are heavier than others I'd like some info so I can get something done to lighten mine.

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The clutch in my 06 is not what I'd call excessively heavy, but I drove an 07 that had a very heavy clutch.

Those of you having this problem, is there a chance that an aftermarket clutch was installed by a previous owner?
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I'm the original owner and the car has the original clutch with 70,000 miles on it... it's been heavy since I bought it.

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Originally Posted by pegasusphototx
I'm the original owner and the car has the original clutch with 70,000 miles on it... it's been heavy since I bought it.

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Same here. 70k and took ownership with 4 on the odo. Mines always been heavy. And vague.

Anyone have a microfiche or parts resource?
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My dad has an 06 an his clutch is heavy as well. I have an 08 an its not heavy at all. Not sure what they did different but it's definitely noticeable.
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My dad has an 06 an his clutch is heavy as well. I have an 08 an its not heavy at all. Not sure what they did different but it's definitely noticeable.
I'm not sure. I'm hoping there's at least a part number difference, but I need a real catalog to find out. I imagine the redesigned heads are different part numbers, I'm hoping the same is true for the master cylinder, slave cylinder, throw-out bearing, springs, or something
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Old 7/16/12, 12:30 AM
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My friend has a 2005, the clutch is so "hard" to push I had to stop and make sure I was pushing the right pedal before I started it!! Another friend has a 2006 thats a little easier than mine, also a 2006. Dunno what the BIG difference is.

Either way they all feel heavy compared to the '11s, about put my foot through the floor 1st time I pressed one of those pedals lol.
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Yea my 05 is pretty tough to push as well. Havent driven a newer mustang though too comare it too.
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