I have a 2000 TJ with a 4.0 six in it and am replacing the transmission since it won't go into first or fifth gear.While I am getting that done I want to replace the clutch pack since it has 113,000 miles on it.What is the best brand use?And What is the best to avoid ? Thanks
Thanks for the info,I always try to buy American which in itself can be somewhat confusing due to American companies building their product overseas.I don't want any racing or performance clutch or ceramic clutch.I want the closest to OEM as possable.I got a real good deal on a used transmission with 70,000 miles on it for 450.00 shipped with shifter from Jeeps Unlimited in Providence Rhode Island.The guy that I bought the 2000 TJ from ran it for a year with bad syncronizers on first and fifth gears.Not knowing the extent of damage he done to the transmission I replaced it and will tear down the bad transmission and repair it if it is cost feasible and keep it for a spare.My extreme 4 wheelin days are over so chances are I will not ever need the spare transmission or another clutch after I replace the original.
Stiffness is also dependent on the pressure plate. Since the OE pressure plate the factory installed was made by Luk as well, I can't imagine the stiffness changing by replacing the OE Luk clutch and pressure plate by another Luk clutch and pressure plate.
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