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post #16 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 05:46 PM
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LUK is the OEM clutch for your jeep I have it in both of my jeeps and wouldn't use anything else.
My first clutch got over 200,000 miles on it; why would I use anything else.

I have no experience with the Gold version, just the standard LUK OEM replacement clutch.
Buy a new pressure plate while you are at it.
www.dialaclutch.com has fair prices on the LUK products.


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post #17 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 06:38 PM
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I have one and also highly recommend!

It has held up to years of abuse. Good stuff

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post #18 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 10:43 PM
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ive got a centerforce oem level unit (not the dual friction thing) its been in for quite a few years and although it seems fine, ive got the trans out for other reasons so i think im going to go with max on this one and put a luk in it.

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post #19 of 34 Old 10-30-2011, 03:01 PM
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Luk is a good stock clutch. After I built my 258, I went with center force to handle the added power. But Luk served me well for years.

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post #20 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 06:03 PM
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Luk pro gold for a '05 2.4L?

It doesn't seem like luk makes a pro gold for the 2.4 powertechs... Are you suggesting my peppy 2.4 does not need a PERFORMANCE clutch??

On a serious note, I'm pretty peeved that after buying an otherwise mint '05 2.4 some time ago, the clutch would start slipping at 80000 KM (50000mi)! Could it be that this is something else (failin hydraulic actuation?), or maybe it has one of those shoddy Sachs units.

As I pointed it I got it 2nd hand, and it appeared to me a 'cityslicker' with puny tires. (ive since replaced these with 255/70r16 ~31 wheels, which makes the clutch situation more urgent.) I doubt that it had seen any serious off roaring... But even then 50000 miles for a clutch??!

Wishing skill & means to do the job himself,
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post #21 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 07:43 PM
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That doesn't seem right, Mike. Does it happen all the time now or just once in a while?

Maybe the PO just didn't know how to drive stick. A bad driver can kill a clutch in an hour. How was it when you got it?
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post #22 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 08:09 PM
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When I got it I did not notice a thing, until the winter in cold weather I would notice it slip when I would floor it. Now, year later, cold weather again it's real bad; I'm having to be VERY gentle on gas and accelerate in lower gears, otherwise it just spins up.

So, to be clear, it's there all the time, and as I wrote the above pangs of guilt hit me... (although it's hit critical state with larger tires suddenly). I will be getting into the shop right fret Xmas.

What kind of things should I keep in mind when I take it in?

Thanks & merry Xmas!
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post #23 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 08:47 PM
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Luk has a good reputation. I`d use one with no heartburn.
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Yeah, I'm sold on the brand, and hope that my shop carries it. When I got a quote for the job, they named another mnfr who's name I don't recall.
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post #25 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 09:33 PM
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Centerforce FTW
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post #26 of 34 Old 12-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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No centerpiece for the 2.4, can't handle the engines RAW POWER.

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post #27 of 34 Old 12-25-2011, 06:42 AM
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Get the LUK standard and never look back. Best clutch I have felt in a Jeep.

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i'll assume most of you live in the states.... Luk clutch here in canada is just shy of $400, where as the centerforce clutch stage 1 is $280 avg. and the stage 2 is in the mid to high $300's.
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It doesn't seem like luk makes a pro gold for the 2.4 powertechs... Are you suggesting my peppy 2.4 does not need a PERFORMANCE clutch??

On a serious note, I'm pretty peeved that after buying an otherwise mint '05 2.4 some time ago, the clutch would start slipping at 80000 KM (50000mi)! Could it be that this is something else (failin hydraulic actuation?), or maybe it has one of those shoddy Sachs units.

As I pointed it I got it 2nd hand, and it appeared to me a 'cityslicker' with puny tires. (ive since replaced these with 255/70r16 ~31 wheels, which makes the clutch situation more urgent.) I doubt that it had seen any serious off roaring... But even then 50000 miles for a clutch??!

Wishing skill & means to do the job himself,
Mike
You might have moisture in the clutch fluid and during freezing conditions it will not let the throughout bearing release. Just a thought.

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post #30 of 34 Old 01-03-2012, 01:53 PM
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sounds like a hydraulic issue water or failing master/slave cylinder. temp shouldn't effect the clutch disk or pressure plate. slushy fluid maybe water contamination
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