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H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

I'm running 31's, GRS-I, and stock ring and pinion (3.73). I need to replace the 125K mile old stock clutch before Moab. Which would be best. Heavy Duty Centerforce or a Double Friction?

I've heard the double friction can be a little grabby, and some have regreted putting it in. Just to note, when the 31's wear down, I'll be installing 33's and 4.57 or 4.90 R&P's.

Please be so kind as to give me your thoughts about the set up.

P.S. You all better hurry. There's like a month left before Moab to put the finishing touches on your rigs!

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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

I used to hear the same things man. I have talked to some people who have them, and they swear by them. Unfortunately, I have a complete new stock type unit here on the shelf already. If you decide you want a stock type, I got one. I will be going with a centerforce if anybody wants this one.
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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?


The regular Centerforce is a waste of money. If you're going to get it, just get a factory replacement at an auto parts store.

If you do want something better though, the duel friction is something we've run for years, installed into many vehicles, sold bunches of, and never had one complaint on. It'll slip as will any other clutch when you want it to. I"ve feathered mine many times climbing sketchy obstacles.

The regular Centerforce is a waste though. Go Dual Friction or go with a cheap factory replacement.


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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

Thanks Glenn.

Do you have them in stock? If so, I'll be calling soon.

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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

I installed a HD Centerforce in my Samurai when I swapped in a 1.6 16 valve motor. Even though I'm still running the smaller diameter 1.3 flywheel the clutch has served well for the last two years of daily driving.I couldn't say if it's an improvement over a stock clutch.One quirk I did have with the Centerforce is that on full disengagement it would make a rattling noise.We had to install a travel limit under the clutch pedal to prevent this.Everything has been fine since.


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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

Ditto Glenn's comments....I just replaced my Dual Friction after 110k on it....and it was replaced because it was bad.....but the Tranny came out...so in went a new Dual Friction clutch...just couldn't see putting the old one back in with 110k on it already!

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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

Y/T,
FWIW, I just got off the horn with Petroworks about their new clutch. They have developed one specifically for our needs, not a racing clutch. I am going to get one. Just giving you another option....

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Re: H/D Centerforce or Double Friction... Which should I install?

Thanks, I ordered mine from Petro last Friday. After talking to Gary there, I was convinced that he knew what he was talking and bought it on the spot. I'll let you know how it works after the April Fools Beacon Blast next Saturday. Till then, keep rockin' and crawlin'!

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