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ok guys which clutch rules them all?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    It's time to buy my clutch and i would like to get the best. period. lets not look at prices just performance. Which would you choose?
     
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    LUK!!! I have installed Ram, centerforce, And some custom built setups in the dodges with the hopped up cummins but only luk has not slipped or busted the clutch disc.
     
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    http://www.turbodieselregister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153829

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    Thats right!

    Our new triple disc!!

    The first one will be going to BigBadDodge.

    13", 4200 lb. plate load, 3 clutch discs with 12 ceramic buttons or 12 feramic buttons per disc side totalling 72 buttons, 2 center plates at .400 thick, Billet steel flywheel with bronze inlay, all cryogenicly treated, completely SFI approved.

    I think we're going to name the clutch "The Beast" [​IMG]

    Peter
     
  4. Blazer1970

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    Use a Luk. A centerforce is nothing but a Luk that is modified with weights to make it grab harder at high RPM. This really does nothing for a normal 4X4 unless you are mud racing or the like.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Get a luk pro gold. This is officially the 11 billionth time I have recomended this clutch. Best clutch i've ever used. Hey seventyfourblazer, will your clutch fit on a standard chevy flywheel? It sounds badass by the way.
     
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    I would of went with a nice clutch but timing is bad. Lost my fourth 350 tranny the other day and it came down to crunch time. I was in NAPA getting brake caliper and solonoid and I asked prices. They had a reman for cheap and a New clutch kit for double the cost almost. Not having much luck with reman clutches in my old mustang I went with the new one. I dont know how it will do but will find out soon enough. Now back to fighting with the steering coluum
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Then I would say...a Crower 4-disk peddle clutch, with an pneumatic controler system. One of those will only set you back about $7000. :D
     
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    ive got a centerforce in my truck, i dont really like it, you cant really slip it its eaither engaged or disengaged
     
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    I have a crower 4 disc setup that i will sell for about $3000. It Came off my john deere pulling tractor so making it work is up to you.:rolleyes:
     
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    LUK clutches here. They are fairly priced, plentiful from Car Quest (what we have here in town), and haven't heard problems about them yet.
     
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    i got a autozone special... lifetime warranty.. $130 for clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing and that lil collar....:crazy: Duralast I think.....
    holding up so far
     
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    I'm using the Centerforce 2. Works great for me...
     
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    I should say that I too ran the Centerforce 2 for many many years and it never not once let me down. In my research I found the centerforce is designed more for higher RPM enviroments..like in a car..Has something to do witht he weights that are mounted on the perssure plate...Luk has a good rep too so I made the switch...eaither one in my book work great...Oh on the Centerforce I also read the Dual Friction is 'too much' clutch for a truck...but that could just be opinion so??
     
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    I put a Sachs in my Blazer, and it worked great... I could slip it, grip it and pop it, and it always grabbed up nicely without too much jerkiness.
     
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    How's the pedal effort on the CF2 and the LUKS?My stock clutch is doing the job for now but planning to upgrade later.
     
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    Ha ha ok maybe I wasnt thinking that clutches got up to the $7000 dollar price range when I made that comment. I am now educated on that fact and will proceed with caution before opening my mouth :D
     
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    Very smoooth and easy especially compared to the old 3fork style :D
     
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    After smoking two stockers I switched to the centerforce 2 with the dual friction disc and it works great! Allways hooks no matter how deep and gummy the mud is. And yes you can slip this clutch when you need to it just takes more peddal finnese.
    Be warned though these clutches hit hard!! They can be abusive on drivtrain if you get stupid. I blew a ten spline coupler and broke the rear out put on a 465 last summer after dumping the clutch at high revs. in the mud.
     
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    In all honesty, I like Perfection/Zoom clutches. I tend to feather the clutch A LOT and they have always held up even after the infamous burnt clutch smell/smoking clutch and blued flywheel. If LuK are even better, I'd go with a LuK if money is not a concern.

    Since my junk sees a lot of mud ceramic really isn't an option. I've broken a ceramic disc driving around in the rain without the inspection cover on. I'm not a fan of Centerforce clutches at all.

    I got to drive a Duramax with a 5600 with a Zoom ZVT clutch and it was nice to drive. Pedal effort was miniscule compared to stock but it didn't slip at all. I didn't want to beat on it but it was impressive.
     

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