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Old 05-29-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Ok, I searched and came up with some conflicting information.

I am planning a trip in July to drive from Detroit to Orlando to see the Blue Man Group for my birthday. My problem is that I have my doubts about my jeep making it. My throwout bearing has been making some pretty funky noises all winter. It is now to the point of clicking while driving. I already had it replaced under warranty once and since they put the same crappy TOB in, I will be doing this myself with a national bearing TOB.

Since I'm in there, I might as well put a clutch in. I can always go this way:

CLUTCH KIT. Pressure Plate and Disc. Clutch Assembly. 2013 JEEP WRANGLER # 05106124AD

A OEM clutch kit. I dont mind this, but I feel like there should be a better aftermarket alternative.

Are the clutches from a 2012 the same as a 2013?

I noticed some pre 13 wranglers are running Centerforce, but I can not find any information on one for my wrangler. I have used centerforce on a few vehicles before and I was a nice clutch.

What are my options??

Also, Would anyone be interested in me doing a writeup on this?

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Well if anyone is interested, I called centerforce today. I was informed that it should be the middle of next month and I will have to use their flywheel.

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Well if anyone is interested, I called centerforce today. I was informed that it should be the middle of next month and I will have to use their flywheel.
How much is that gonna run you I have 2000 miles and my tob is going and I was thinking doing the same thing as you eventually
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How much is that gonna run you I have 2000 miles and my tob is going and I was thinking doing the same thing as you eventually
He did not have a price for me yet. A national throw out bearing (which is much better than stock) runs about 49 bucks on Amazon right now.
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Throwout bearing failing at 2000 miles??? That's ridiculous. Get thee back to thy dealer immediately.
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Throwout bearing failing at 2000 miles??? That's ridiculous. Get thee back to thy dealer immediately.
Mine failed at 2000 also. Tech told me it came out in pieces. And again at 10000.... It's a crappy Mopar part they put in that is doomed to fail.
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Mine failed at 2000 also. Tech told me it came out in pieces. And again at 10000.... It's a crappy Mopar part they put in that is doomed to fail.
I've read a ton on it everyone says the same thing it's that crappy mopar part, wonder if it be out of line to have then do a one time warranty job on it but put in a TOB of my choose
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I've read a ton on it everyone says the same thing it's that crappy mopar part, wonder if it be out of line to have then do a one time warranty job on it but put in a TOB of my choose
I asked the writer if that was possible. He said nope.
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I asked the writer if that was possible. He said nope.
So dumb it make sense for them to do it they can void the warranty on the part after and they don't need to worry about it being a Lemmon law problem latter and you get a quality part that will last, hopefully they have a recall on this part or have it made better.
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Also wanted to ask how long did the dealership take to replace the TOB
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Also wanted to ask how long did the dealership take to replace the TOB
It was a day job for them. Dropped. It off in the morning and they had it ready the next morning.
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My TOB went out squealing not clicking. Jeep of course did not replace it under warranty, since I'd been off roading.

About two months after I fixed it my jeep started a ticking sound. It turns out to be the slave cylinder leaking fluid into the bell housing. Will be replacing that this weekend. Ya crappy Mopar Parts!
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My TOB went out squealing not clicking. Jeep of course did not replace it under warranty, since I'd been off roading.

About two months after I fixed it my jeep started a ticking sound. It turns out to be the slave cylinder leaking fluid into the bell housing. Will be replacing that this weekend. Ya crappy Mopar Parts!
Did you replace it or had it done?
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My TOB went out squealing not clicking. Jeep of course did not replace it under warranty, since I'd been off roading.

About two months after I fixed it my jeep started a ticking sound. It turns out to be the slave cylinder leaking fluid into the bell housing. Will be replacing that this weekend. Ya crappy Mopar Parts!
I off road mine on the beach to go fishing don't think thell even know as long as I clean the sand out
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I off road mine on the beach to go fishing don't think thell even know as long as I clean the sand out
After the 2nd replacement the service writer asked me if I had taken it off road. I looked her dead in the eye and said nope, the 35inch mtrs and 2.5 inch lift are for the parking blocks at the mall. She laughed and said oh OK because they found a rather decent amount of sand in there. Oops.
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Isn't your jeep "trail rated" that is what they market these to do, go off road. I mean it's even in their commercials.
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After the 2nd replacement the service writer asked me if I had taken it off road. I looked her dead in the eye and said nope, the 35inch mtrs and 2.5 inch lift are for the parking blocks at the mall. She laughed and said oh OK because they found a rather decent amount of sand in there. Oops.
Hahahahaha yeah I may be in te same boat gotta take a pressure washer to it
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Isn't your jeep "trail rated" that is what they market these to do, go off road. I mean it's even in their commercials.
We'll yeah they sell it with a picture of it forging rivers and crawling over rocks but in small print say if you do those things your on your own lol
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Well if anyone is interested, I called centerforce today. I was informed that it should be the middle of next month and I will have to use their flywheel.
What was the reason for using their flywheel, is it because the mopar flywheel is ground in some strange way.
I too will be interested in the costs of this, I have 25k on mine with no issues but I am very proactive in my repairs and will probably buy a clutch kit and leave it on the shelf until needed.
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What was the reason for using their flywheel, is it because the mopar flywheel is ground in some strange way.
I too will be interested in the costs of this, I have 25k on mine with no issues but I am very proactive in my repairs and will probably buy a clutch kit and leave it on the shelf until needed.
That's exactly what I did several years ago for my 88 E-150. As it turns out it is like money in the bank earning very high interest. I might toss it in late this summer or early fall. Centerforce makes one of the best clutches there are IMO.
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What was the reason for using their flywheel, is it because the mopar flywheel is ground in some strange way.
I too will be interested in the costs of this, I have 25k on mine with no issues but I am very proactive in my repairs and will probably buy a clutch kit and leave it on the shelf until needed.
He didnt have an answer for me on that one...
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Probably best to use parts from the same company
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Probably best to use parts from the same company
I dont know. I feel like its a package sale. Make the pressure plate require their own flywheel. More money for them.
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I dont know. I feel like its a package sale. Make the pressure plate require their own flywheel. More money for them.
Yeah def true also, is it slot more then other brands ?
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I hit 9k on mine today, clutch has been stellar.
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Well, thats tough to tell as its not on their site. Ill make a comparison.

Lets take a random vehicle.... Lets say a 2011 Camaro.

Heres Centerforces steel flywheel :
https://www.centerforce.com/products...steel-flywheel

510.00

And OEM:

gmpartsdirect.com: Alternate GM Catalog

244.44

I know crude comparison, but I feel like we can expect the same. I would have liked to compare maybe an older wrangler, but they didn't have flywheels for any of them listed.
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I hit 9k on mine today, clutch has been stellar.
One of the lucky ones.
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Although I prefer Centerforce clutches, LUK makes a nice clutch too, they might be worth checking out.
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Although I prefer Centerforce clutches, LUK makes a nice clutch too, they might be worth checking out.
I went with a Spec clutch.
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I went with a Spec clutch.
Yeah, I was looking at them.

What should I do for an alignment tool? Let's say I go with an oem clutch, will the centerforce clutch tool work?

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