what do you mean by the "right clutch"? I have a centerforce dual something. So the m22 is a better choice for strength with slicks? How is the richmond 4 speed? I would rather go with a stick since I find them more enjoyable to drive. Thanks guys.
what I mean by "right clutch " is:
if you intend on doing a bunch of dragstrip thrashing(even just for fun) and only limited street use, a clutch such as a Ram "single iron", or a Mcleod soft-lock, will allow the 4-speed to survive for alot longer than a conventional clutch (EDIT: not to mension drop 60ft times and ET considerably!)
Conventional clutches use high clamp pressure and are very hard on driveline parts when used for drag racing.
The clutches I mension above use VERY low static pressure and high friction disks that are designed to slip slightly on the launch. You can street drive theese clutches as they have light pedal pressure,but it requires that you crawl under the car and adjust the static pressure up after your day of racing is over. they will chatter a bit more than a regular clutch too, so you have to make a choice of 100% convenience and no-chatter in the regular clutch, or a bit of LEARNING/TUNING/MAINTANANCE with the "soft" clutch, so you can have a truely effective machine when at the track and get home without carrying the peices.
Again, theese clutches are not for everyone, but if your willing to do a bit of work, you can have a 4-speed car that doesn't break every time you go to the track.
here is a link to the United Manual Transmission Racer's forums, LOTS of good info on stick shift racing/clutches etc :