Originally Posted by coffeeis4closers View Post
$6k for manual clutch replacement or for F1? So - can I expect 5K miles from an F1? 10K? 30K? I know that a "wisely" driven 6 speed/normal clutch can last quite a long time (the clutch in one of my sports cars has nearly 100k miles on it with no sign that it needs replacement).
Others, like GCalo will state better, and my experience with F1 is limited to friend's cars. I've actually seen someone [no names] burn out a new clutch after just installing one on his F1 in less that two days: Then again, he didn't know how to use it properly.
I'm guessing with enough skill/practice and conservative use, you will have 10k+ easy. But, don't be driving in SF on its hills, try not to park other than straight in-out, and if into burnouts, then not good idea.
Personally, I like the stick. Would I take an F1, ya' would. why, well haven't had one and would like to shell out even more dollars for my Ferrari [KIDDING]. Honestly, I would like to get familiar with the F1 more than the typical chances I get, but that's about it...I don't track cars, which is where the F1 can better shine in quick shifts.
In my case, I'm keeping my cars.....so, I'm looking at an easier maintenance over the long haul...that's just me.