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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-14-2002, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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which clutch to buy?

i am getting readdy to swap in a new tranny and with it will come a new clutch. any recommendations? i think that i remember hearing neg stuff about the dual friction ones for use with just a 258. any opinions on one from napa or pep boys?

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Re: which clutch to buy?

I'd stick with Luk brand clutches - I've also had good results from Hayes. Ask around the major parts stores and you should be able to find one or the other.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

I second Sully. Luk is the same company as Centerforce. I've used their clutches in different applications, and they hold up well.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

I`m running a Centerforce and I love it.. it's really up to you I.. I think I remember hering guys say run the ones from Napa that have the Warranty so if you burn it up they give you a new one free [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: which clutch to buy?

Search this topic, it has been discussed at least 100,000 times. LUK is the best, Centerforce waste of money unless you are mudbogging or Baja racing, otherwise you won't see the revs to make the centrifugal things work.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

Any clutch set you buy should have a warranty. Most are 1 year. I wouldn't buy a clutch if it wasn't warranteed.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

You might also try talking with a local re-builder about making one up for you. I was given that idea by a friend along with the name of the builder he used. I had been looking at the CenterForce, and while I know they are quality pieces, The price was to high. I went and talked with a lady at the re-builder and explained what I wanted. I could have done this over the phone, but I like seeing who I`m dealing with,(More personal). She told me to come back the next day and it would be ready. when I picked it up the next day, I was a little shocked that my bill was only $100.00 and that included a new release bearing. I became worried that this was going to be an inferior cluth for my application,(Dyno proven 320hp 401 AMC). She assured me that it would work fine and it has for 3 yrs. With the torque my motor produces I smoked 2 previous clutches. Both were quality pieces from NAPA. The lady said if I had any problems, bring it back, She`d make it right. She even wrote it on the receipt. Just a thought, Look into it you might save some money. Good Luck
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Re: which clutch to buy?

I am running a Centerforce clutch and I have had not problems. It has held up good so far. If Luk is the same company and it is cheaper go for the Luk. THe centerforce clutches are a tad bit expensive.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

Find your best price around and go to Pep Boys they will match and it comes with a one year warranty. Although if you have the time talk to a rebuilder the service is always better and I like dealing with a guy that puts his name behind his work.
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Re: which clutch to buy?

anything with a warranty, i like the mcleods, but they're a bit pricey

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