So my clutch just went, (smoke started billowing out of the hood and I had to get it towed) and I was thinking about upgrading to a Clutch Master's stage 1 clutch. I talked to the mechanic and he said that if I upgraded to a stage 1 that it would put a lot of extra stress on the transmission and would shorten its life considerably. I was wondering if any of you have upgraded to a stage 1 clutch and had any issues with the transmission. I don't have any engine modifications but might get a cold air intake maybe a couple months down the line. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!