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post #1 of 16 Old 01-06-2013, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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2.5 wrangler clutch

If someone could help point me in the right direction as to which clutch would be best for or better than stock for my tj that would be awesome. ill be doing the rebuild myself and i am not sure as to what kind of clutch would be best for my jeep since its my first one


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post #2 of 16 Old 01-06-2013, 06:40 AM
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I just replaced my clutch in my 4 banger a few months ago myself. Everyone told me to stay with a stock replacement type because of the flywheel having some kind of convex type of shape to it. Thats what i used and it works great. Just be sure not to have the flywheel turned, just scuff it up with some sandpaper to remove any glazing.....it needs to keep its shape, and make sure that whatever kit you buy, that the throw- out bearing does not have a plastic body! Other than that, you should be fine.....it only took about 4 1/2 hrs to do at an easy pace!
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If someone could help point me in the right direction as to which clutch would be best for or better than stock for my tj that would be awesome. ill be doing the rebuild myself and i am not sure as to what kind of clutch would be best for my jeep since its my first one


I don't know if this thread goes here so im sorry if it doesn't!
If I were going to do it I would just replace everything with stock parts. The 2.5 doesn't make enough power to even worry about super sizing the clutch, and it's strong enough to power my Jeep on 37's up some nasty hill climbs, and to hold it firm if I have to stop and park the Jeep in gear on very steep hills. I don't have any experience with anything other than the stock set up, but it's working fine for me so far.
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What brands would you guys recommend? right now im looking at rockauto.com and probably going to purchase the acdelco clutch kit...unless im steered another direction!
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When I was looking at kits, they were all pretty much made by one or two manufacturers and sold under different names! Just make sure that you get one with the metal body on the throw-out bearing and you should be fine
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awesome! thank you!
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What brands would you guys recommend? right now im looking at rockauto.com and probably going to purchase the acdelco clutch kit...unless im steered another direction!
If you post up links to the various options you're considering it might be helpful to us to give better advice.
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does that kind of clutch work? i read something that Luk clutches were best for jeeps and could handle a beating...is that true? when looking on the website i could never see an actual picture of the clutch kit and it did not give a description as to what the kit included
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-06-2013, 06:27 PM
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I used a LUK clutch kit when I had my 2.5L, worked fine and reasonably priced.

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In my Jeep/4x4 shop I only install LuK brand clutches.

Check Carolina Clutch for good pricing.

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-07-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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i checked out carolina clutch but they only provide clutch kits for the 4.0 inline six unless i did something wrong?
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180K on stock clutch. STill no slippage.
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Put one in my 4 banger 2 weeks ago. I got it at NAPA. It came with a pilot and throwout bearing. It had NAPA printed on the box, but it had Luk stamped on the inside.
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i checked out carolina clutch but they only provide clutch kits for the 4.0 inline six unless i did something wrong?
http://www.carolinaclutch.com/ShowIt...tch%20Kit.aspx

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