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post #1 of 7 Old 01-20-2002, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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looking for a good clutch

what is a good one i do not go heavy off road, i go up lot's of hill i am running a 2.5 4;10 gears my clutch i pulled out of mine was a cheap one a luk clutch never heard of it

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-20-2002, 08:59 AM
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In my experiece the center force is nice but doesnt last long if your hard on it. The ram clutches seem to do realy well and are genrally pretty cheap at places like summit. You have a 4 bangger so chances are you are going to be slipping it a littl more on the trails so try to find one that has more metalic in it for longgevity. One thing I found that works good is finding a good clutch shop in you area to build you one to suit your needs. I had to do this on a mustang I had to get one that would hold for more than 3 mounths.
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LUK is a really good clutch from my experience. When I bought my CJ5 with some local auto parts store clutch it was hard to push and burnt up in a couple months. I bought a new LUK RepSet pressure plate, clutch disc and throwout bearing. It has worked perfectly since.
FWIW: Centerforce is just a modified LUK clutch.
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what is the life of a clutch ,doing normal driving no heavy off road
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Originally posted by my litte red yj:
what is the life of a clutch ,doing normal driving no heavy off road
Should be able to get 70 - 100k out of a properly driven clutch.


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post #6 of 7 Old 01-20-2002, 08:37 PM
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i had problems in the past smoking new clutches without much pedal. then i put in the centerforce 2 and it works great. i have never smoked a clutch yet and it has always helt tight. that could explain my rear axle problems . i have had it in for about 2 years now and 20,000 miles and works like new.

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-21-2002, 12:54 AM
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well for your situation, a stock clutch from any auto parts store should do. But a centerforce is an awsome clutch if you ask me. I have used them until the truck died, over 100,000 miles on it with no slip. Center force 1 or 2 wold suit you but if you never want to change it again, buy the 3. You can't go wrong with centforce is concerned, but a borgue warner clutch is also a good clutch. I ran one with 39, and it never failed and I wheeled the hell out of it. But ram clutches are also good, so i have heard, but i have never used it personaly. But just a name brand clutch should work for you if your tight for cash.

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