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I read somewhere in a recent post that Centerforce recommends resurfacing or
sandblasting a new flywheel to help break in the new friction disk. Has anyone else
heard of this? I have a new billet steel flywheel and the King Cobra clutch kit
and I want to get the most out of them in my daily driver. It seems to make some
kind of sense, given that you need to put a crosshatch on newly bored cylinder walls
to help seat new rings. But I sure don't want to go messing up my new flywheel if
it's not necessary.
 

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I just confirmed with our supplier of steel billet flywheels (RAM Automotive) that you do not need to resurface their new flywheels prior to installation of a new clutch disc. The surface grind that exists from the factory is good to go. Hope this helps.
 

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I installed a new Centerforce billet flywheel and Dual Friction clutch in the Fastback. Centerforce supplied the following instructions:
"All Centerforce flywheels have a preservative on them to help prevent rust. We recommend that you use BRAKE CLEAN to remove all traces of the preservative prior to installing the clutch assembly. Failure to do so may cause slippage and premature clutch failure."
I don't see any reference to resurfacing.
Also, the Centerforce clutch instructions say to break in the new clutch for 450 to 500 miles of street stop and go driving before applying full power. This is required to properly seat the disc with the pressure plate and flywheel.
 
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All clutch pressure plates and flywheels should be cleaned with brake parts cleaner prior to usage ... or shortened clutch life should be expected...also some slippage until the protective sealer is burned off of the moving parts....

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a light scuffing with emory cloth and brak kleen is a good thing
 
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