After 44k miles I went with the OEM because pedal pressure is a little lighter on my bad knee, even with hydraulic, that's all. So what is the correct break-in procedure? I've heard lots of advice: Don't slip it much, easy on the rpm, etc. whatever.
Centerforce has a disclaimer I found while searching:
"IT IS RECOMMENDED TO PROPERLY SEAT IN THE NEW PRESSURE PLATE & DISC ASSEMBLY TO ASSURE GOOD CLUTCH PERFORMANCE. CENTERFORCE RECOMMENDS 450-500 MILES OF IN TOWN STOP AND GO TYPE OF EASY DRIVING BEFORE APPLYING FULL POWER. IF YOUR DRIVING CONSISTS OF MAINLY HIGHWAY TYPE USE, THE BREAK IN PERIOD SHOULD BE LONGER THAN THE 450-500 MILES. IF THE BREAK IN PERIOD IS NOT PROPERLY FOLLOWED, CLUTCH LIFE AND PERFORMANCE CAN BE SACRIFICED."
Man, you should have seen the old one, it was purple-hued from overheating/slipping. Explains the crappy gas mileage lately also, even when no slipping is detected. Very grabby now, pedal engages at the bottom, like learning to drive a stick all over again sometimes. Rookie neck-snap starts, LOL!
Everyone else think this thread has good advice?