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Old 10-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #1516 (permalink)
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Has anyone added a elect. ANT?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #1518 (permalink)
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #1519 (permalink)
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #1520 (permalink)
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At the DDM Open House, the crew down there swapped in a Spec 3+ Clutch.
Since there have been some recent threads asking about what is involved, and how hard it might be, I am sharing some photos of the install

This was not an easy task and apparently each Spec 3+ install has it's own little quirks. In this instance, we could not bolt the transmission back to the engine with the Spec Spacer.

Kudos for Critterman for noticing the gap was the same as the height of spacer.

Here are some pics of a recent clutch swap to give you an idea of what gets removed to do it on a 2008+ model.

First of all, here is the pressure plate and flywheel. I wish I had taken a picture of how thick the Aluminum Spec flywheel is.



Parts that were removed.
Both rear wheels,
the entire cat back,
the Torque arm,
the rear diff[Was cleaned up and had a full fluid change]
DDM Extreme backbone
2 shields from under the transmission
All of the above was to get out the driveshaft.


Finally ready to take out the transmission


Removal of the transmission that also shows the old clutch.
[Dave was removing the line that connects to the master cylinder]


Picture of Spec Clutch installed and getting ready to raise up the transmission again
Great shot of the shifter components


Raising the Transmission. [The hanging item is the O2 Sensor and extender]


To those who have done this on jack stands in your own garage, I am amazed.
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I'm curious about why the differential needs to be removed to remove the drive-shaft? Other than that part, it looks fairly straight-forward. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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I believe thats more for the torque arm than the driveshaft because now that I think about it, the diff and torque arm were reinstalled, then the driveshaft
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I believe thats more for the torque arm than the driveshaft because now that I think about it, the diff and torque arm were reinstalled, then the driveshaft
Thanks. I couldn't imagine having to remove the differential to get a driveshaft out of the way. So, the differential doesn't have to be removed and thus the rear wheels also?
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Thanks. I couldn't imagine having to remove the differential to get a driveshaft out of the way. So, the differential doesn't have to be removed and thus the rear wheels also?
There is a torque arm that bolts up to both the transmission and the differential. In order to remove the transmission, the torque arm needs to be removed. I suspect that the torque arm cannot be removed without the differential being removed first.

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A few weeks ago I picked up a used, but very nice, console from Duramax. This weekend I reinforced it with the Bondo fiberglass kit from wally world. Once it fully cures I'll install it.

I also reinforced the two tabs on the front that are notorious for breaking off.

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I also did this and it is like new two years
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I forgot to mention, when I turned it over, I found a couple spots of resin on the vinyl (finger smudges). A microfiber towel and some brake fluid took it right off. I then applied some leather/vinyl cleaner & conditioner. Console looks like new but waaay stronger
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There is a torque arm that bolts up to both the transmission and the differential. In order to remove the transmission, the torque arm needs to be removed. I suspect that the torque arm cannot be removed without the differential being removed first.

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Maybe that explains the removal of the differential. I'll have to take a look at it when I put it up on my lift. I've just never heard of removing the differential for a clutch job.
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At the DDM Open House, the crew down there swapped in a Spec 3+ Clutch.
Since there have been some recent threads asking about what is involved, and how hard it might be, I am sharing some photos of the install

This was not an easy task and apparently each Spec 3+ install has it's own little quirks. In this instance, we could not bolt the transmission back to the engine with the Spec Spacer.

Kudos for Critterman for noticing the gap was the same as the height of spacer.

Here are some pics of a recent clutch swap to give you an idea of what gets removed to do it on a 2008+ model.

First of all, here is the pressure plate and flywheel. I wish I had taken a picture of how thick the Aluminum Spec flywheel is.

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Parts that were removed.
Both rear wheels,
the entire cat back,
the Torque arm,
the rear diff[Was cleaned up and had a full fluid change]
DDM Extreme backbone
2 shields from under the transmission
All of the above was to get out the driveshaft.
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Finally ready to take out the transmission
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Removal of the transmission that also shows the old clutch.
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Picture of Spec Clutch installed and getting ready to raise up the transmission again
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Raising the Transmission. [The hanging item is the O2 Sensor and extender]
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To those who have done this on jack stands in your own garage, I am amazed.
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