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Hello,

Just purchased a 2017 GT350 yesterday...Woo HOO! The grin has yet to wear off.

I noticed that the clutch has resistance 1/2 way to the floor, then falls to the floor. Driving, I notice the clutch is engaged when only 1/2 depressed, so my immediate thought is to place a clutch stop behind it to limit the travel to only what is necessary.

However, in reading the manual, it states to ensure the clutch is pressed all the way to the floor before shifting.

Is this true (and perhaps a characteristic of the special clutch) or can I limit clutch travel safely.

Any experienced owners feedback welcome!

Thank you!
 

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If you limit the clutch pedal travel you will not be able to start your car. The clutch needs to be all the way to the floor for the car to start. There's nothing wrong with the pedal travel, check on a Steeda clutch spring if you don't like the feel.
 

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ahh, that answers my question. clutch pedal must go to the floor to start it. I will look into the steeda spring, thanks!
 

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ahh, that answers my question. clutch pedal must go to the floor to start it. I will look into the steeda spring, thanks!
Yep, clutch feel rightly sucks. Nice clutch though, duel diaphragm, hooks up well when you find the sweet spot. I’m looking at the Steeda spring also, would like to try (before I buy...). Can anyone tell me if the Steeda spring Mod is reversible if I don’t like it?
 

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very reversible. One of the easiest mods you can do. I like the feel of the Steeda Spring. has a more positive pressure feedback.
 

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Yep, clutch feel rightly sucks. Nice clutch though, duel diaphragm, hooks up well when you find the sweet spot. I’m looking at the Steeda spring also, would like to try (before I buy...). Can anyone tell me if the Steeda spring Mod is reversible if I don’t like it?
Try your car with no spring first, that may be what you are looking for. I have 20,000 miles on my car with no helper clutch spring and it has been perfect. The correct pressure and the total travel is very linear and predictable. Before I removed the spring the car was not comfortable to drive, and I have been driving clutches for 40 years.
 

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I’ve been driving manuals for close to 40 years and reading many posts on other forums about the clutch feel I ordered a Steeda spring to try it out. I don’t think I had it in for a week and went back to stock and like the feel much better. Never thought and still don’t that the stock clutch pedal feel is a problem at all. Not as forgiving and easy as a Honda but better than the two 911’s I had before the Shelby.
 

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I’ve been driving manuals for close to 40 years and reading many posts on other forums about the clutch feel I ordered a Steeda spring to try it out. I don’t think I had it in for a week and went back to stock and like the feel much better. Never thought and still don’t that the stock clutch pedal feel is a problem at all. Not as forgiving and easy as a Honda but better than the two 911’s I had before the Shelby.
I tend to agree, the stock clutch feels good to me (subjective I understand). I had an '09 Carrera S (manual shift) and that clutch felt right as well (different - but right for the car). Now, my 2007 GT500 had a stiffer clutch, looking back I might have checked into changing it up, but at the time I just thought "it's the price you pay for a strong clutch/gearbox" to handle the 500hp....
 

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I like the stock clutch feel too. Way better than the clutch in my '15 GT. I took the spring out of that first thing but it still doesn't have much feel compared to the 350 clutch.
 
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