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Unread 04-15-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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clutch kit choice

So I am in the market for a clutch kit for my cj. I am going to be running a 360 4:56 gears and a t177 trans. I have looked at both center force and clutch masters. My question is are either of these a good choice for a trail and rock crawler rig? what are the advantages over something less costly

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Unread 04-16-2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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I would recommend Luk clutches. They are what the new car industry uses mostly. Since I started using them I have had a nice easy peddle and never a slipping problem. In fact I put some time in the Oregon coastal sand dunes and that is about the greatest load you can put on a clutch.
I also have one in my five yard dump truck 1964 f750 air brakes an old forest service rig with ten lug wheels hauling up to 26,000. I get it on some steep long grades in low gear the luk clutch does not slip. The one prior did and once removed it looked like new.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 05:23 AM   #3
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You want to have a real strong left leg if you go centerforce. It makes for a very heavy pedal that is no fun in traffic.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 05:41 AM   #4
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The Luk clutch kits in my opinion are a good choice if your not going to do a lot of full throttle assaults on asphalt doing burnouts or pulling people out of the mud where you are really lugging the motor in a high traction situation.

I have run CenterForce clutches in the past in a CJ5 with a 400hp 360 and I could not tell a difference in the clutch peddle feel.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 06:21 AM   #5
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Another vote for Luk clutches here. I get mine at NAPA.

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Unread 04-16-2014, 06:24 AM   #6
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I have an AMS kit from quadratec. It was cheap and it's working just fine.
I probably have about 10k on it so far.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:35 AM   #7
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I am using a LUK clutch also. I would not swear to it but if I hammer it hard on black top in 2nd ( 360 and T18) gear it sometimes feels like it slips a bit but it could be my imagination. Other than that I have not had a bit of trouble out of it.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #8
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Well it sounds like the LUK is a good choice. I am just looking for something that will do great on rocks since this jeep is not my dd its going to be more for the trails
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Unread 04-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #10
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Another vote for Luk clutches here. I get mine at NAPA.

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Just make sure you break it in correctly. According to their directions, once adjusted, Do at least 3, 20' burnouts.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #11
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Just make sure you break it in correctly. According to their directions, once adjusted, Do at least 3, 20' burnouts.
Really I get to do burnouts. I don't know if that's a good idea with a brand new built 360
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Unread 04-16-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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I left Toooo many rear ends behind doing just that.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 06:20 PM   #13
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Break the engine in the way you plan on driving it. Like ya stole it!
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Unread 04-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #14
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Yup, it will either go or blow!! lol

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Break the engine in the way you plan on driving it. Like ya stole it!
RedNeckCorvette- Time to find the weak links is now!
I did that racing, new engine off the bench after running a half hour or so in the machine off to the track. Time had a lot to do with that. Sunday was race day and I had to be on that track. I never brake in my engines like that any longer, I take the time and brake them in like I am honing something.
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