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LETHAL PERFORMANCE T-56 TOB Retainer Sleeve

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  1. Stage 4.6

    Stage 4.6 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Mine does it on occasions? Sometimes its worst then others? Last time I took the car out a couple weeks ago, it barely made the annoying wet break squeal sound, in fact drove beautifully with the exception of the noise that comes out of the transmission tunnel :shrug: When it does occur it will do it in first gear and reverse.
     
  2. DSGNator

    DSGNator Member Established Member

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    Wet break squeal is very similar to what my noise sounds like. Mine won't do it in reverse and the only time it doesn't make the sound is if I give it the most perfect amount of gas as I'm letting off just the right amount. I probably am able to hit that perfect combo 1 out of every 6 take offs. I've been doing some research. I know my car has a Fidanza flywheel, but I don't know if it's steel or aluminum. I've heard the aluminum ones make more noise than steel ones. But if this is something that's "Normal" for this flywheel, I want to change it out ASAP! I plan on having a mechanic take a ride with me to help identify the noise. I'm about to the point where I want to replace everything in the clutch. But obviously that's really expensive. Does your car have any aftermarket clutch parts?
     
  3. Stage 4.6

    Stage 4.6 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Sounds like our cars have the same symptoms? Mine has the Fidenza clutch and Aluminum flywheel. If I launch mine slightly aggressive it wont make the sound? But just like you mentioned any other time I have to time the release of clutch and amount of gas perfectly when driving normal :shrug:
    I been attempting to get mine up to my tuner but the weather and work schedule never coincide, he's going to drop my tranny and inspect it all. I might even replace the clutch I have always liked the Centerforce clutches but we will see. Keep me posted on what you come up with I will definetly post up when I figure mine out.
     
  4. DSGNator

    DSGNator Member Established Member

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    That sounds exactly like mine! It's got me to where I want to launch the car aggressively no matter what just to avoid that god awful sound. I know my car looks good, but it kills me to see someone check out my Cobra then cringe when I take off lol. I hear you on the work/weather schedule. I won't be able to get mine looked at until next Monday at the earliest. Please let me know what your tuner finds when he inspects your transmission! This noise is driving me crazy! Even when I'm not driving the car. If I have to replace the clutch, I think I might go ahead and replace the TOB and get one of the Lethal Performance retaining sleeves as well. Hell I might go ahead and do a rear main seal while I'm in there. I don't know about a flywheel resurface though. I'll look into that. I just want to get as much corrected inside my transmission as I can while I have it out. I've never dropped the transmission out of any Mustang, but I've done several other vehicles before. I've read some write ups and I think it's something I could handle. It might take me an entire weekend and a case of beer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
     
  5. Stage 4.6

    Stage 4.6 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah I know how you feel when people are starring at your sexy ass cobra you try to be cool with the clutch release and that damn squeal occurs :nonono:

    I purchased the retainer sleeve and the Ford racing TOB from lethal performance hopefully I got the correct one (TOB) I have not had any luck with the FORD TOB on my wifes 99 GT in the pass, They chirp like crazy? Not sure if the Ford racing TOB is different?
    I went with Centerforce dual friction on my wifes GT as well as my 01 Roush and they have worked flawlessly!
    My tuner told me a few months back that my clutch on the Cobra showed signs of slipping on the dyno? So I might be doing a clutch as well.
     
  6. DSGNator

    DSGNator Member Established Member

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    My clutch is a Centerforce DFX series. If I end up having to replace It I think I might give one of the Spec 3+s a try. I've read some good reviews on them. Has your tuner had a chance to check out your transmission yet?
     
  7. stagedz

    stagedz Cobra Convert Established Member

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    I just took out a 3+ it was a good clutch...a little heavy but still driveable in non bumper-bumper traffic.
     
  8. ColorMatched

    ColorMatched grayongrayongrayongray Established Member

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    Do you guys have these in stock available to ship?
     
  9. black03

    black03 Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    In stock and ready to ship.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks, Jared
     
  10. chitowncobra

    chitowncobra Member Established Member

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    good info subscribing
     
  11. Hostlntent

    Hostlntent Member Established Member

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    Right off; Anyone know the Torque specs for the transmission face plate?
     
  12. xsellr8

    xsellr8 BANNED Established Member

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    Here is my video on installing the TOB retainer sleeve
     
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