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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2002, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Best Clutch to use

I have a 4cyl 95 YJ. Want to know what is the best clutch for the money. Pep Boys ha s the LuK one for 150. Where should I go for a decent one. I know that the Sachs and the Centerforce are the better brands, but do they make them for the wicked powerful 4cyl. I mean we're talking about an awesome 110 horsepower being unleashed to the clutch here...

I guess I'm just asking for the most reliable and longest lasting quality one.

Wait, did I say 110? I mean 112; I have the K&N filter, my bad.
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Re: Best Clutch to use

Luk makes Centerforce (or it's the other way around, I don't remember which). They're essentially the same clutch, and hold up well to offroad use. I haven't dealt with Sachs, so I couldn't make a judgement on those.
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Re: Best Clutch to use

luk and centerforce are two different companies as far as i know. sachs are ok. ive had a generic set from auto parts club, i think it was branded 'kirkland' it did its job, but is no where near as good as a luk standard.

ive had both a centerforce 1, and currently run a luk gold set. to be perfectly honest, i cant tell the difference between the 2. the luk is probably the better of the two. a standard luk is plenty durable as long as you know how to drive a clutch, but then again, thats the same for all brands.

the centerforce didnt feel any different on or offroad than does my luk. the only bonus the centerforce has over the luk is that the diaphram is a tad softer.

when it comes time to buy another, im getting another luk gold set. i like it that much
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Re: Best Clutch to use

I have a Centerforce clutch in my CJ and I have not had any problems. It has held up great so far and I am very hard on clutches. I am not the slowest driver around. If it is going it is going full bore. Of course I change that whne I am wheeling.
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I got the standard LUK kit from pep boys.

there are beter pices at www.dialaclutch.com

I never tried them, in the end I wanted my clutch and pep boys had it in stock.

1 in the hand is worth three in the bush
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Re: Best Clutch to use

i got my luk gold from dialaclutch. great place to do business.

because i have a custom tranny setup, i called for tech support on the different vehicle applications that would work for me. i wanted a full set, but wasnt sure about what throwout bearing would work with my ax15 setup. ended up getting a set for a dodge truck. everything was correct for my application and it was an off-the-shelf box. i saved the part number tag for further reference.

as i said before, i would use the same set again, and i will go thru dialaclutch for the parts.

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Re: Best Clutch to use

I'd go with a LuK, they make the clutches for Centerforce. Centerforce adds the centrifugal weights to them. I've always had good luck with Dial-a-clutch, they're nice folks to do business with and they have good prices.

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Aargh, how many times have we seen this question?!!!!! [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] Search alert!
Now that I hav that out of my system...LUK.
Why anyone would use a Centerforce in a 4 by is beyond me, what the heck good are the centrifigal weights at 4 wheeling revs, except in a mudbogger of course.
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Re: Best Clutch to use

sorry for the boring question - again
i do the search and i get everything but what I want.

I bought the Luk from dial a clutch today.

As always thanks for the help.
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