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Old 05-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Best clutch for mud.

I blew my clutch in the mud a few months back, bought myself a top of the line centerforce dual stage clutch, paid an arm and a leg and put it in....2 days ago smoked that clutch also mudbogging...whats the deal where can i finda good clutch for street and mud and everything between

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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You haveto keep your foot off the clutch all the time when your in the mud. Pick a gear and go. As soon as you push the clutch in that's when you will pack it full of mun & water.

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I run a center force dual friction clutch with 35s, lockers front and rear and 4.56s....and that clutch has never slipped on me once, ive had the jeep burried in mud many times... you gotta be doing something wrong....what are you running for tires and gears?
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Stock gears, 33s for now, it smoked good. Do you run a mudflap under ur transmission or bellhousing vent? I was thinkin of doin that...i hope centerforce comes good for this
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That centerforce clutch should be fine - you can't ride the clutch or keep it all the way in when you're in the mud though, you've gotta pick a gear before you get in there and stay on the throttle.
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Best clutch for mud would be an automatic.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Stock gears, 33s for now, it smoked good. Do you run a mudflap under ur transmission or bellhousing vent? I was thinkin of doin that...i hope centerforce comes good for this

you using 4 low or 4 high in the mud? no i dont use anykind of mud flap.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:31 AM   #8
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4hi... I dont use 4 low unless im towing or climbing...
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I have an OEM clutch in mine (replaced recently) and have dug into the mud pretty good with it with no problems. I just roll into the mud with whatever gear will keep the RPMS up (usually 2nd) in 4-HI and let it go.
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Best clutch for mud would be an automatic.
I'd rather smoke a clutch disk than blow an entire transmission....
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Stock gears, 33s for now, it smoked good. Do you run a mudflap under ur transmission or bellhousing vent? I was thinkin of doin that...i hope centerforce comes good for this
Are you asking Centerforce to help you out, when its obviously user error? If you have no idea what you are doing, why blame someone else?
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try using 4 lo....sounds like you dont have enough gear to turn those 33s in the mud....
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The stock one...just change up your driving/wheeling habit.
Put the jeep in 4lo, use the torque! Its there for a reason.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #14
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Well i dont baby it thats forsure... I suppose shiftin from first to reverse to get out didnt help either...apparently i need something a little tougher, probably indeed driver error... Seeing as how this is my first standard... Not my first time in mud though...live and you learn i suppose. Still gona cover up those vent holes
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I bag it thru mud in 4 hi...rock crawl and climb in 4lo...4hi turns the wheels just fine
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This is a question of mine.Do the majority use 4lo or 4hi? Lo seems to work well over rocks & logs but what about mud? Wouldent Lo be better in the bud for more power?
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I blew up my clutch in deep mud this weekend. Your not alone.

I was in 4Lo 3rd gear, moving along just fine till it got over my tires and I felt the jeep sink in the mud up to the axles.
Never pushed the clutch pedal under water, just yanked it in neutral. Left the engine running and winched it out. Clutch didn't work at all when we pulled it out. Pedal went straight to the floor with no effort.

It happens. Deep water or mud and clutches just don't mix well.

Not sure if a flap over the drain slot would do much, there's a vent on the top so water will still just fill up the bellhousing.
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Im gona seal it... Somehow...someway...i will.

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