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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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NV4500 issue RESOLVED!!! (EDIT)

Here's the deal, I have to use a centerforce clutch, or one just like it with my AA bellhousing and NV4500/258 combo. (please do not try to argue this point, I KNOW I need one, I've TRIED OTHERS to no avail).

The issue is the clearance factor on the pressure plate, taller ones hit the clutch fork. The CenterForce has a lower profile on the pressure plate. I need to find out who makes centerforce pressure plates without the weights so I can try them, I have been less than impressed with the Centerforce Stage I, and refuse to try any of their other products.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 04:40 PM
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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

Here ya go. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] http://www.centerforce.com/ This is the official website. I had one of their clutches in an `83 Toyota I used to have and now I have one in my `62 Willys. L8r,


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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

could you grind some clearance into teh clutch fork?

alot of T18 swaps require that.

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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

Ya know- they're just LuK clutches with weights. It even says "LuK" all over the disc...
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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

I have a center force dual friction and i like it.
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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

I've pratically got your exact same setup...

258/ nv4500

Except I didn't fork over the dough for the actual AA Bellhousing and just used my Stock Bellhousing that came with my T-5 and used AA's adapter plate.

I can tell you that it works just fine with a "Centerforce II Clutch.". I'm still confused as to why you encountered problems with the stock setup because I never had any issues with that. I'm just using a Centerforce because I like the soft clutch that I get from using one. Are you using the stock clutch fork? What year/make/model is your vehicle?

What actually went wrong when you "TRIED OTHERS"?
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Re: Who makes Centerforce clutches?

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I've pratically got your exact same setup...

258/ nv4500

Except I didn't fork over the dough for the actual AA Bellhousing and just used my Stock Bellhousing that came with my T-5 and used AA's adapter plate.

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No, I'm sorry but you don't have practically the exact setup. Same driveline components, yes. But the issue is with clearance between the flywheel and the clutchfork, as determined by the bellhousing's construction. With your setup, you have absolutely 100% NO corresponding parts that would come into play with this problem. In fact I wish I had gone the same route now myself.

Thanks for the feedback though...
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PARTS MIKE IS THE MAN!!!

OK, so I've been living with this issue on my NV4500 since the DAY it went in (over a year ago). The clearance between the clutch fingers and the throw-out bearing is too short. What happens is that the throw-out bearings wear out where the clutch fingers "ride" the face. Advance Adapters claims this has never been an issue for them, so I've let it slide.

With the new engine going in, a friend convinced me to re-open the pursuit. Another buddy recomended Parts Mike www.partsmikeparts.com for some stuff, said talking to him was like being on-line with the Jeep-gods. I now have to second that opinion. The man knows his stuff and CERTAINLY has a knack for top notch customer service!

When I called today, not only had he heard of my issue, but had one other customer he was working with to resolve it currently!!! Not only that, but he had 3 solutions readily available, and offered to work it through with AA on my behalf! Now keep in mind I did not BUY these parts from him, and would not EXPECT any vendor to service another's parts! But his statement was: "I'm an authorized dealer, they are a reputable company, and it doesn't do anybody any good to not get this resolved." [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

I think Mike just earned ALL of my non-local business for the future!!! I would also highly recommend him to anybody else with highly technical issues, looking for a solution WITH great customer service!
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Re: PARTS MIKE IS THE MAN!!!

1. Yep, Mike Monahan's a class act...
2. He always has been...
3. He always will be..
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Re: PARTS MIKE IS THE MAN!!!

I bought my T-18 through Mike three years ago; he is definately a class act. Glad to hear he's sticking to the same sort of service that got him his good name.

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