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We wanted to thank Tom at Metric motors for purchasing our HT300 Gallardo Kevlar clutch for his personal Gallardo. He did extensive search on the forum and on internet about our clutch. He also searched other manufacturers and decided to go for our HT300 Gallardo clutch because of our track records. He has broken the clutch for 500 miles even though it was very tempting to go above 4k rpm especially when you get a new clutch. After the break in, he has opened it up and he can't believe how smooth our clutch is. He has a lot of good pictures of the installation. I will post the pictures as I get them.







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I don't think I would be able to do 500 miles under 4K RPM. This is torture!!!
 

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I don't think I would be able to do 500 miles under 4K RPM. This is torture!!!
I know what you mean but you have to break in a new clutch whether it's an oem/stock clutch or a Kevlar clutch.
 

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Here are more pictures from Tom's Gallardo that shows the throw out bearing is being removed. You should always replace the throw out bearing because if the throw out bearing leaks, it can get on the clutch and damage the clutch.






 

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Gallardo E-gear Clutch DIY

Apologies for the delay in response...

This past May, I replaced the clutch in my '06 Gallardo SE. Before hand, I read everything I could get my hands on and decided to go with Hi Tech Exotic Racing's Kevlar HT300 kit along with a new through-out bearing and sensor. As others of posted, Sean's customer service both pre-purchase and after-purchase has been outstanding. Thanks again Sean!

I own my own German Auto Shop in San Francisco and decided to tackle the job myself. Overall: WAY easier job than I anticipated and having a fully equipped shop certainly lent to that. Total actual working hours was just under 13 and I was going a bit slow because I'd never done clutch on a Lamborghini before. Not that I want to do it again anytime soon (the reason for the HT300), but barring any issues think I could pull it off a lot quicker. Did have to flatbed the car to the dealer for PIS resetting and E-gear bleeding.

I've got just over 1,800 miles on the new HT300 clutch - yup I've been driving the crap out of it - and am very happy so far. The engagement is as smooth (seriously almost can't feel it) as I want given 1/8 throttle and as strong (that shove in back - but not violent) at or above 1/2 throttle and not lifting off the accelerator during shifts.

Broke it in for the first 500ish miles, always in sport mode, keeping it under 4K RPMs, shifting about 1/4 or less throttle and doing 90% of those miles on in-town driving. While its NOT easy to do, it was still fun driving the car. Per Sean's advise at Hi Tech, I continued to keep breaking it in for the next 500 miles. In the next section (500 to 800 miles), I began to ramp it up to shifting at around half throttle and at 4.5K RPMs then to 5K then to 5.5K and so on up to but not exceeding 6K RPMs. From 800 to 1,000 I started to push it up to 3/4 throttle and 6.5K to 7K RPMs and it just felt better and better - meaning snappy strong when I wanted it and supple smooth when...girlfriend was in the passenger seat.

For the past 800 or so miles (a least half of those have been Marin/Sonoma County back roads) the clutch feels awesome! Will post updates on the PIS readings when I get to 6 to 8K miles.

Glad to answer any questions/provide guidance if you DIY guys are thinking of swapping your E-gear clutch.
 

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Very informative and I enjoyed the pics. I need to replace mine in the near future.
 

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Apologies for the delay in response...

This past May, I replaced the clutch in my '06 Gallardo SE. Before hand, I read everything I could get my hands on and decided to go with Hi Tech Exotic Racing's Kevlar HT300 kit along with a new through-out bearing and sensor. As others of posted, Sean's customer service both pre-purchase and after-purchase has been outstanding. Thanks again Sean!

I own my own German Auto Shop in San Francisco and decided to tackle the job myself. Overall: WAY easier job than I anticipated and having a fully equipped shop certainly lent to that. Total actual working hours was just under 13 and I was going a bit slow because I'd never done clutch on a Lamborghini before. Not that I want to do it again anytime soon (the reason for the HT300), but barring any issues think I could pull it off a lot quicker. Did have to flatbed the car to the dealer for PIS resetting and E-gear bleeding.

I've got just over 1,800 miles on the new HT300 clutch - yup I've been driving the crap out of it - and am very happy so far. The engagement is as smooth (seriously almost can't feel it) as I want given 1/8 throttle and as strong (that shove in back - but not violent) at or above 1/2 throttle and not lifting off the accelerator during shifts.

Broke it in for the first 500ish miles, always in sport mode, keeping it under 4K RPMs, shifting about 1/4 or less throttle and doing 90% of those miles on in-town driving. While its NOT easy to do, it was still fun driving the car. Per Sean's advise at Hi Tech, I continued to keep breaking it in for the next 500 miles. In the next section (500 to 800 miles), I began to ramp it up to shifting at around half throttle and at 4.5K RPMs then to 5K then to 5.5K and so on up to but not exceeding 6K RPMs. From 800 to 1,000 I started to push it up to 3/4 throttle and 6.5K to 7K RPMs and it just felt better and better - meaning snappy strong when I wanted it and supple smooth when...girlfriend was in the passenger seat.

For the past 800 or so miles (a least half of those have been Marin/Sonoma County back roads) the clutch feels awesome! Will post updates on the PIS readings when I get to 6 to 8K miles.

Glad to answer any questions/provide guidance if you DIY guys are thinking of swapping your E-gear clutch.
Thank you for your great comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and know you. It's great that you're providing more information how to break in a new clutch. It's imperative to break in a new clutch, new engine or new brake rotors and pads.

If you get a chance, please tell everyone the story that you and a friend of yours went for a drive. Your friend has a "F" stock/oem clutch in his Gallardo. When he drove your Gallardo with our HT300 Kevlar, he couldn't believe how quick of an engagement HT300 has and at the same time how smooth it is. He felt that the "F" clutch is very sluggish and he said that he will get the HT300 when he needs a clutch which is going to be soon because he only has 30-40% left.
 

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Ahhhhh what....? I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it my self.

This morning I took my SE into the dealer (I don’t have LaRA) to check and clear a fault. Had them check PIS as I was interested in the clutch wear since I did the job with Sean’s Hi Tech HT300 two years ago and 9,200 miles later. Expecting 2 to 2.5mm left or 1/3 to 1/2 gone I was told and shown I’d only worn away 1/10th of a millimeter. What the?!?!? I don’t even know how that can be possible, I said. I drive fast/spiritedly and hard most of the time. I don’t ever abuse the car and am aware of my shifting. Certainly the build quality and materials quality of the clutch along with properly breaking it in has gotten me here.

Gave Sean pics of the invoices from San Francisco Lambo from the time I took it in to get the eGear bled and PIS reset after the I replaced the clutch and today’s invoice with date, mileage and clutch-snap figures. He’ll post them here for all your viewing pleasure.

If we do the math, at this point I may never ever need another clutch (knocking on wood).

Supper happy customer of Hi Tech Racing.
 

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Does the clutch makes the preLP somewhat as smooth as the LP cars at low speed?

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Oops - sorry for the misspelling of super but now that I won’t need clutch anytime soon I’ll be able to afford some real nice “suppers”.
 

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Yes I’d does. I’ve driven an LP car and mine is just as smooth at lower RPMs. Really depends on your throttle position.
 

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Yes I’d does. I’ve driven an LP car and mine is just as smooth at lower RPMs. Really depends on your throttle position.
Really? On my 06 I had the bucking on very low speed even with TCU tune. So it really got rid of the bucking?

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Tom, thank you for your phone call today. I was also surprised that you only used 2% of our HT300 clutch even though you put over 9,000 miles on it. Everyone should note that his original factory clutch only lasted 8,800 miles. I really thought when you called me, you were going to say that you have 70-80% left. I never thought when you said that you've done 9,000 miles that you're going to say that you have 98% clutch left.

Tom, your 9k miles also included 2 trips to a race track. It looks like that you're going to get 100,000 miles from our HT300. This is why our customers tell us that we are very conservative when we say that our HT300 will last 300% longer. We use very high quality Kevlar material. It's the same Kevlar that's used in aerospace industry. Does it cost us a lot? Yes, but it's worth every penny because it's going into a Lamborghini, not a Mustang. There are cheaper kevlar clutches out there and some of them failed after 1,000 miles because they use cheap chinese Kevlar. Another reason that our clutches last so long is because we spend a lot of time setting up and calibrate our clutches and that's why it's even smoother than a factory clutch.

Tom was kind enough to send his invoices in order to show when he started with HT300.

This invoice is from a Lamborghini dealer in San Francisco(British Motor Cars). This invoice shows that he had 25,xxx miles in May 2017 when he installed our HT300. The dealer programmed and reset the E-gear for his new HT300. After the reset, you can see that his clutch wear is set at 0.0 .



After 2 years and over 9,000 miles, he has 34,000 miles. The invoice from the Lamborghini dealer shows that has only used 0.1 mm that's only about 2%.



Tom, thank you again for your call and your update on your clutch wear.
 

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TypeR - to be clear: depending on my throttle position at take off in sport mode and on a flat surface, I can make the initial 1st gear engagement smooth or have more bite, but never harsh bucking. Personally, I prefer a “little” bite in most shifting bc I love the feeling of the power and I know the engagement is quick reducing clutch disc spin. I see you’re from the SF Bay Area. I’m in Sausalito. PM me if you’d like to see for yourself.
 
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