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
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?
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.
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
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
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.