Little back story, played in the mud in Azusa canyon in socal. burned the clutch, after the smoke cleared, everything was fine. Went to big bear two weeks later to play around with a bunch of fellow jeepers. pretty light trail, a couple " go fast " opportunities and a small rock garden. Everything was still fine. Then on the way out of the trail, clutch took a huge dump.
got towed out to a Good friends house who i just happened to meet for the first time that day ( thanks Kevin) and he AAA'd it to his house and then flatbedded it to my house the following day.
Removed the tranny and T-case
and this is what i found
My pressure plate
What was left of my clutch
Little comparing here
new clutch is a LuK replacement.
New pressure plate install
jeep is back on the street, and ready for another trip.
First time i play in mud and that is what happened.
pretty sure im just going to watch all of the other guys get stuck next time
Thankfully i was in the company of a great bunch of guys that were more than helpfull.
Gotta love the offroad community
lightly dressed the flywheel, and everything is great now.
i almost just bought a new one because i was almost certain that i would need one, but i figured i would take a look first. and much to my surprise, it wasnt bad at all.
That's cool...I tore the clutch out of my CJ a few years back when I was trying to pull my Uncle's CJ out of a ravine....V8 shredded my clutch and flywheel. Ended up pulling my Uncle's CJ out with his JD 450 Dozer, then hitched up mine and pulled it to his garage. Worst part was, the clutch was only a few months old...lol
haha, no good.
im hoping this clutch lasts me a long time. i considered buying a heavy duty clutch, i was looking into centerforce, but from my understanding, they are for racing. Not really practical for what im doing. so i dropped 200 on a luk, rather than 350 on a centerforce. so far im happy with it. im just going to try to be easier on this one. no more mud for me.
Yeah, I put a centerforce in my CJ because of the heavy spring packs and torque. So far so good...you can tell the difference in my 72 CJ...no hydraulic clutch and the pedal is HARD compared to the other "NAPA" clutch pack I had in it-has a nice feel to it. On my YJs, ended up putting a AMS clutch in the 95 and 93 and have had no problems and that's been 4 years now for both. Centerforce is good in V8 applications, but I wouldn't bother in other vehicles.
yea, that v8 puts out a lot more than the straight 6.
im hoping that this clutch last me awhile. i didnt really read that much into it, nor did i talk to anyone else who has it. so all i can do is hope
dang man that looks nasty. glad you got it worked out. when are we going out next???
idk man, hopefully soon. I really want to do the squeez and heartattack hill in Anza Boreggo. but that might have to be a camping thing, its a drive.
i also want to do millers trail aswell.
so many options. not enough $
Originally Posted by stangmata
That is some serious clutch burnup.
indeed, im so glad to have a new clutch in.
Originally Posted by Mike_3303
same happened here. can you say detonation?
man we are like brothers. What kind of clutch did you replace that one with?
jeez , i wasnt that bad, but the mud i was in was pretty thick. luckly my dad was there with his rubi, he winched me out. then just to prove i could make that mud hole mine, i went back in at the end of the day, but this time at about 30 mph. then made it through no problem. but i think from now on, im going to keep away from the mud. replacing a clutch wasnt that fun, nor was the clean up