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Centerforce II or another?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TopOff, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all,
    I know it's been discussed before, but... If the CK5 gods are smiling on me, I will be running a 1 ton, Hydro clutch setup on my F.I. 383...
    For rockcrawling, what clutch should I get?
    I was thinking of getting the Centerforce II and appropriate disc...
    Can anyone with experience on this or others comment?

    Ideally, I want it to last a long time and be relatively easy to work the clutch. I like the way my friends '72 is with the centerforce II. I suspect my Hydro setup should work better...

    Is there a better, brand out there? Ram? McCleod? OEM?
    Thanks in Advance.
    TopOff

    TIA
     
  2. 87GMC

    87GMC 1/2 ton status

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    I've alwayed used Centerforce dual friction. I like how light the pedal is for as good as it holds. Mines has never slipped but I'm only running 35s and not much power. The last one I installed was in a Mustang with 480 hp at the wheels. It holds good even with 10" wide slicks. Hope this helps.
     
  3. captain chaos

    captain chaos 1/2 ton status

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    run the dual friction. i'm running it with hydro in my tow rig. also ran it in my play pickup when it was 4 speed. i would not run anything else in any thing i own.
     
  4. TopOff

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    How does the dual friction last?

    TIA
    TO
     
  5. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Ive had the CII for about 4 years---the only reason i needed a new one after 2 years was cause i pulled the tranny out and bent a tooth----but it wasnt even half way worn-----id say go CII or DF for sure.
     
  6. 87GMC

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    Now that I think about it, the Mustang's has been in for4-5 years and 35-40,000 miles and the truck's has been in for 2 years and about 10,000 miles.
     
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    I too am running the CII. It is awesome, I love it, 'Nuff said!
     
  8. captain chaos

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    i had the DF in my play truck for about 4 or 5 year's with 350hp to 375hp. power pulling, mud racing, 4x4ing, street racing and just being drunk and stupid. when i tore it apart to start the massive change over i'm in now. it looked in very good shape. so when i rebuilt the engine in my crew cab i put it in there. it is now happilly behind a BB doing alot of pulling and hauling A.. down the road. so i would say they last a long time. just have one thing to say. when they tell you that you have to run there 75.00 throwout bearing don't.... go to the part's store and buy there 25.00 one. it's the same thing. just doesn't say center force on it.

    dave
     
  9. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    gimic.
    buy a LUK.
     
  10. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    Where do I buy a LUK? Local auto parts store?

    The dealer price for a stock one is the only $60.00 less than the CF DF.
     
  11. Burt4x4

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    I run CFII Cluch Kit. I installed it back in 94. I have 350 w/SM465 & 205 xfer case. I love this cluch. It has never given me any problems. Heck I still have yet to adjust my linkage from the install. Hydro would be sweet! Some day I may swicth too......
    Good luck
     

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