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sm465 clutch and power and mustard

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudddog91, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. mudddog91

    mudddog91 1/2 ton status

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    Hey anyone running a centerforce clutch with one of these off road?I need to change my clutch cause every time I climb over that big boulder pile my clutch decides to take up smoking!Which clutch would you guys reccomend??????
     
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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I've run Napa's heavy duty clutches on SM465's and NP235's with no slipping at all. The only trouble I ever had was one that had a defective disc that literally exploded the first time I engaged it.

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  3. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    When you replace, make sure your flywheel is free of oil. wipe it off with brake cleaner.

    Then make sure the linkage is adjusted right.

    What's your motor/gearing/tire size?

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!
     
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    i got the centerforce II. love it takes a real beating and it keeps going

    sun desert offroad http://community.webshots.com/user/scoobydann
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    My friend has one with a truck with a 350 with 3.73 gears on 44s and has no problems. He has the dual friction. Oh yeah, he never uses 4 low. Never.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  6. mudddog91

    mudddog91 1/2 ton status

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    Im running a 383 stroker,4.10:1 gears and hopefully a set of 38's.I smoked the clutch while running 33's!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    As for the mustard, I recomend Grey Poupon.......
    lol, sorry, couldnt resist.
     
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    are you saying that with 3.73 gears and 44 inch tires, he never uses 4low when wheeling? That shocks me!
     
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    I am running the CenterForce II clutch kit. The presure plate is sweet!! it has multipul fingers and balance weights. I have had it in my rig for 5+ yrs now and still on the same adjustment, never been an issue while off roading. It has allways hooked up and I have yet to smell any buringclutchsmell. WAY better than that damn 3 finger pressure plate I took out!! Oh ya eaither get a new flywheel or have your resurfaced...
    CenterForce ROCKS!!!

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    I think im sold on the centerforce clutch idea....but I have yet another problem....has anyone ever had to replace bushings in the linkage that is btween the frame and transmission?Ive got alot of flex in there whenevr I hit a bump or get tweaked off road it moves the clutch pedal and all....Ive got brand new motor and tranny mounts so I know thats not the problem.Help please?&gt;
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hmm. Everyone on the car lists has had bad luck with centerforce. Not so here it appears. I used a Sachs (probably prounounced "sucks" lol) diaphram style (multiple fingers, not 3) and it kicks ass. Nice and smooth, and I haven't made it slip except when I was going 10mph in 4th (or is it 3rd guys lol) and had the gas to the floor.


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