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Old 12-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #1
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Clutch took a dump ( pics )

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

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Wow...did you score your flywheel? I would think after looking at that, you might need your flywheel machined...

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:12 PM   #4
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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
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:37 PM   #7
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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
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:52 AM   #8
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Damn dude. Carnage. So next time someone plans Azusa, it's my Jeep? Come oooon!
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:05 AM   #9
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I'm going to guess that you depressed the clutch peddle while in the deep mud. Which in turn filled it up full of said mud and grass.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #10
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Damn dude. Carnage. So next time someone plans Azusa, it's my Jeep? Come oooon!
Yea dude. I don't think I will be playing in the mud anymore. Ill stick to the sidelines.


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I'm going to guess that you depressed the clutch peddle while in the deep mud. Which in turn filled it up full of said mud and grass.
Yea I was riding the clutch to get out. It wasn't really full of mud or anything but it just burned the clutch pretty bad. Won't be doing that again
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dang man that looks nasty. glad you got it worked out. when are we going out next???
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:48 PM   #12
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That is some serious clutch burnup.
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same happened here. can you say detonation?
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #14
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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.
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That is some serious clutch burnup.
indeed, im so glad to have a new clutch in.




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same happened here. can you say detonation?
man we are like brothers. What kind of clutch did you replace that one with?
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[QUOTE man we are like brothers. What kind of clutch did you replace that one with?[/QUOTE]


lol i got the luk pro gold kit and i also bought a new slave cylinder assembly as well, it has a lot more bite than the old one
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:31 PM   #16
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I got the luk kit too. Not the pro gold. So far so good.
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I got the luk kit too. Not the pro gold. So far so good.

yeah it works great, i burnt mine up too trying to get out of the snow, burried myself upto the bottom of the door
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:16 PM   #18
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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

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