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and a 'fried' clutch? I tried a smokey burnout the other day, and...uh...the tires didn't break loose (oops). The clutch gave way instead, not a stall, just a really slow bogged launch. I think it is at least partly (if not mostly) due to the new tires I just got, which are pretty sticky. Anyway, now my clutch feels a little soft. Do you think the plate is just glazed over, and will fix itself in time, or is it wearing out?

The car has 36k miles on it. It has been through seven 1/4 mile runs, and has probably been launched hard a dozen or two other times. About half the miles are city driving. Should I start saving my pennies?
 

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Well, I'll probably never try it again, this was the first time I actually TRIED to spin out. I know my previous tires would have spun easy. Anyway, I'll keep the idea in mind. Driving through town the last couple days, the car was still responding well to moderate throttle prods at 2-3k rpm, the engagement just feels a little mushy during shifts. I will know for sure this weekend at the drags, better call AAA and warn them ahead of time.


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I understand all that 'undue' wear that occurs from hard launching. I'm just trying to figure out if vague clutch feel CAN be temporary, since the material is a 'wearing' item, like brake pads. Oh well, when the clutch dies, I'll know. A worn clutch just seems kinda premature, if you gauge my driving against many others here, who drag way more often, street race a lot, and/or use NOS a lot...and not have clutch problems as of yet.
 
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