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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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1st Mod! Steeda Clutch Assist Spring

Well I finally did my first mod to the Bullitt! I installed the Steeda Clutch Assist spring today and I am very happy with the results. I wasn't expecting this but I feel like the pedal travel is shorter now. Overall pedal feel is maybe a bit stiffer when depressing the pedal but it's MUCH better on the way back out. It doesn't feel like it's going to fly back at you like the stock spring did. It still comes back just not with as much pressure as before.

The engagement is much earlier and smoother as well. Overall I'm very happy I did this mod.

Although I was adapting to the stock pedal engagement and I was fine with initial takeoff in 1st, I always seemed to have an awkward feeling on the 1-2 shift if I was accelerating aggressively at all. With the Steeda unit I am having no issues at all.

I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a more predictable, smoother engagement. It's a 5-15 minute job to do at most. I did the Steeda perch and spring assembly although I could have just done the spring. I was afraid I'd break the stock perch as others had mentioned they broke theirs during removal but I removed mine in one piece. The spring alone is $20 I think and the perch and spring is $85. However the Steeda perch feels like a much stronger unit, its thicker for sure.

I'd watched some videos of people installing this and most have a hard time showing exactly what they're doing since it's under the dash near the top of the pedal. The CJ Pony Parts video was the most helpful. Total time was 15 minutes and that was due to my struggling with the removal of the old spring. I had the small needle-nose pliers set too small/narrow but once I opened them up more I was able to compress the spring and it came right out. Took me 12 minutes to get it out but only about 1-2 minutes once I figured It out. Took about 1 minute to reinstall and that was much easier since you can compress the new spring by hand!

One thing I wasn't sure about however was the instructions from Steeda say to grease the male end of the assembly and I wasn't sure if they meant the shaft in the middle (perch is two pieces) or the male end at the top of the whole assembly. I called Steeda today and they confirmed it's the shaft that should be greased a bit. Wasn't expecting them to answer on a Saturday so I was pleasantly surprised, great service!


Again, I highly recommend this mod!

The Steeda is on the left and stock on the right in the pic.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 01:05 PM
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I got just the spring, easy install with some needle nose vice grips, clutch feels great! No more springing back and making the car jerk.
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Neckís fine but I noticed my chest was a little sore from where it was pressed against the door sill during the process.

Also I used a heavy hammer to press the clutch in and I was holding it down with my right forearm during the process but I was a little worried if it slipped, the clutch pedal would send it flying back at me!
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I got just the spring, easy install with some needle nose vice grips, clutch feels great! No more springing back and making the car jerk.
I dont regret getting the whole assembly because it is a much stronger piece however I definitely couldíve gone with just the spring. I got the perch because I had heard a few people had broken theirs during removal and didnít know at the time that I could actually drive without the spring, at least temporarily.

Once you get the spring compressed though, itís super easy to remove. I am glad I watched the CJ Pony parts install video though because he explained that you remove the spring by pulling it back towards the seat. Other videos had said to pull it out to the right, like towards the gas pedal and thatís just wrong.
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I watched some YT vids on this and some were mentioning some play at the top after putting in the new spring? Does anyone else experience this?
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I watched some YT vids on this and some were mentioning some play at the top after putting in the new spring? Does anyone else experience this?
I saw people saying that with no spring, but not with the Steeda.

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I saw people saying that with no spring, but not with the Steeda.
No it was after the Steeda spring install they were feeling the play in the pedal
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Put mine in Friday and LOVE the feel after driving her for 6 hours so far! Should have come stock this way!
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Glad you like it. I also think the stock spring is not 100% consistent from car to car because I test drove a few GTs before buying the Bullitt and they were all slightly different. One felt much more like my Ď14 GT and the other two were much harder to modulate like my Bullitt was.

Best mod for sure!
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I don’t like it, put the stock one back in, much better,
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I donít like it, put the stock one back in, much better,
Thatís ironic, itís probably the one thing youíll keep stock on your Bullitt
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I donít like it, put the stock one back in, much better,
Btw Iím just kidding around, didnít want to be taken too seriously.
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