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post #1 of 6 Old 08-01-2020, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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clutch replacement

I have a 72 CJ5 with original 304 V8 a T15 transmission and a dana 20 transfer case.. looking to replace the clutch. The problem is, multiple size clutch kits are listed, from 10 3/8 to 11 inch. Anyone know what size I should get. Would like to have parts before I do the job to minimize down time as I drive it a lot in the good weather. Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-01-2020, 01:46 PM
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hello

looking at rockauto all the 3 finger pressure plate were 11 inch and the diaphragm were the 10.5. my thinking is that the size more depended on what type of pressure plate. my personal preference is the diaphragm type.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-01-2020, 02:55 PM
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Weird, I was just looking at the exact same thing. I bought the cheap $62 one.
Last time I changed the clutch was 12 years ago, and had the throwout bearing fail on me a few days ago. The drive home was no fun.

Its not a technically hard job, and doesnt require special tools. Just annoying, heavy, awkward parts.
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Thanks for the info. So it should not matter if it's 10 3/8 or 11 inch ?
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-02-2020, 12:35 AM
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Thanks for the info. So it should not matter if it's 10 3/8 or 11 inch ?
I think you should ask the question what brand of clutch most people use and have had the best success with in there jeeps.
I would say a new LUK kit was first on my list, because they have proven to be the best with the lowest fail rate, I even have one in my dump truck and so far have never spun it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-03-2020, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the info. So it should not matter if it's 10 3/8 or 11 inch ?
You need to make sure the flywheel will accept what ever clutch you are wanting to use. Pull the old and match it up.

10.5" pressure plate (3 finger) and a 10-3/8" clutch is what I have stock/original. But don't rely on what I have - 1972 was a weird year for the 304...

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