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whats the best clutch for the $

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slowk5, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    am already to buy a clutch for my tranny swap,thinking about a centerfroce 2.The autoparts store wants 262.99 for the centerforce, is it worth that much?How are the cheaper clutchs working out for everyone?My blazer has 4.56's, an almost stock 350,and36 inch tires.Do i really need a centerfoce like all my "friends" say? Do wheel my truck hard.
     
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    i run a $68 12" reman from carquest, its put up with alot of abuse with no problems. i have this clutch on 2 trucks with no problems.
     
  3. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    thats what i like to hear! cheaper the better. thanks for the reply.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Spend the money and get the LUK pro gold. Best clutch ever in my opinion. It was about 210 from AZ if I remember correctly.
     
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    Went with the Centerforce 2 in mine.With 44's on it now and an engine swap in the future I thought I'd better.Performance International,great shop.http://performanceintl.com/
     
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    Cornfield creations 1/2 ton status

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    I know its a car, but I have an 11" Borg and Warner Brute force in my 63 with about 450 hp and 3:08 and its slips pretty nicely in first. I am goin centerforce and I say its worth it. Just my 2 cents
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I have a centerforce II in mine and I would never consider putting anything else in it. I drove it with the stock clutch, a new NAPA clutch, and the centerforce and the centerforce is 100 times better in every way (effort to pust pedal down, ease of engagement, and obviously holding force). If you don't go with a centerforce, buy a LUK. They are really good, brand new (not rebuilt), and are what most of the OEMs put in new cars. I would imagine they are about $100 for a SBC. I wouldn't cheap out $35 on something that is this much work and as important as a clutch.
     
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    i will be running a Hays Super Truck clutch when i finally get my K5 finished.
     
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    My C2 uses LUK parts,the original owner of Hays started Centerforce...I read that somewhere...:smirk:
     
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    i read that is was vice versa in a past issue of Hot Rod.

    he sold out his rights to Centerforce and then years later opened Hays.
     
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    I prefer a parts store clutch such as one from Autozone with a lifetime warranty. You can feather one of these all day long and they hold up much better than the hi-po clutches. I run a stock style organic clutch with a HD pressure plate.
     
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    You know ,you might be right. Any way,mighty fine clutch...:D
     
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    any expensive just like Centerforce.
     
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    Have a Centerforce II in mine with 454, 4 spped, 4:56's and 39.5" Iroks

    never slipped a bit
     
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    Check the classifieds, there's a centerforce in there for $100, shipped.
    Jimbo
     
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    Center Force Dual Friction is the ticket... Can still feather it and will hold plenty of power. Trust me, I know using one behind a 496ci.
     

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