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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2020, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch kit recommendation?

Iím potentially looking at a ring gear replacement and I wonít pull the trans without also replacing the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and the pilot bushing/bearing.

Iíve installed three finger kits and diaphragm kits in my previous Jeeps and classic Mustangs...

Does the team have a clutch kit recommendation for a stock 258 with a T5 behind it? 3 finger or diaphragm? Brand name recommendation?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2020, 06:52 PM
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LUK brand factory replacement. Diaphram style pressure plate has always worked well for me.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2020, 10:47 PM
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Diaphragm. LUK are one of the largest manufacturers of these and can supply a quality product.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-04-2020, 06:19 PM
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The diaphragm type are so much easier to push (and hold).

One of my Jeep buddies compares my clutch to a compound bow, It has that beginning harder (not real harder!) push that "breaks over" to easy about halfway or so into the push.

He also said that he hates holding his stiff 3 arm down, like at a stoplight, he normally will stick it in neutral and let off of the pedal. I have been there too with previous clutches.

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