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Old 12-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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How tough is the clutch in the 6sp? I have never smoked it, but I find myself riding it a bit from time to time briefly to smooth out the dump truck gearbox shifts.

I have not seen too many complaints of blown clutches so I was just wondering.

Also I have 3.73 2dr, and I find myself sometimes taking off in 2nd if it's downhill or a very gradual start (not in a hurry). It's pretty nice to not have to shift immediately, but is there any reason I should avoid this with this vehicle?
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Just hit 92,000 in my 2010 jk, clutch is still good

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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Mine is a JKUR 2013 Manual. Burnt out the clutch at 10,000 miles. Been driving sticks for 30 years and this is the first I had any problems with. Chrysler won't honor the warranty since I took it off road. Look around Google JK Throwout bearing. Number of complaints over the years about this part.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat danrb, it went at 26k, no warranty assistance
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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90,000 and no problems. The clutch is vented to the open air under the car. Shifting in muddy waters can significantly shorten it's life.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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Seems like a mixed bag of donuts. I have been down a couple muddy roads with it, but nothing in water. I guess I will see how it works out.

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