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Old 04-29-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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clutches and headers

Ok so I've had some recent improvements on the jeep and now I'm looking at maybe some headers (reasonably priced), and I was thinking about looking into a centerforce II clutch.
For the headers I was looking at pacesetters because of the price. I have a manifold stud or bolt (whichever it is) that broke off so I want to fix that, but I really just want something to replace the stock and so I have an excuse to add more s*#@ onto the jeep without having to explain why I'm spending the money to my better half.

anyway if anyone has had any problems or experiances with either of these, or has any better suggestions it would be most helpful. thanks

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I hear a lot of good things about the centerforce clutch. a lot of wheelers use this clutch.

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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I know alot of wheelers use this, but I'm concerned about what power loss/gains it gives. I've been hearing that when putting this clutch in you need to upgrade the driveline as well b/c it has the rep of twisting drivelines up and breaking them. another thing is that I run a 4cyl is this going to help me or work against me?
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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well i dont know much about clutches for jeeps. try callin up south bend clutch and see if they carry clutches for jeeps. i have one on my 2000 CTD. they have different setups for different applications. good luck with your quest
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #5
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hmm inteeresting never even thought about it, but for $130 maybe it would be worth it??

anyone run these??
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:19 PM   #6
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someone has to know something about these. you guys are telling me that no one runs headers and centerforce clutch? well I guess I'm off to an off road shop.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:50 PM   #7
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ok so the shop was closed when I got there, which sucks. guess he is out doing what I wished I could be doing right now. anyway I still would like to get some information about these two items.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:37 PM   #8
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I personally would avoid the Centerforce clutch. For how a Jeep is driven, it's way overpriced and designed for a different (high HP and high RPMs) application. Sure there's lots of hype on the Centerforce but in a Jeep that sees the usual offroading, it's just not the best choice.

Luk makes the OE clutch and I would go strictly with the Luk OE replacement clutch kit like you can get for $140 or so from Dial-A-Clutch - Your Clutch Kit Specialist as I did a few months ago.

How good is the OE (Luk) clutch? It is VERY good and it holds up very well. The below pic shows my OE clutch smoking almost 70,000 miles ago, one of several times it was smoked. I finally replaced my original factory clutch at 166,000 miles a couple months ago and I was surprised it still had probably 20,000 miles of life left on it. It was still functioning fine when I replaced it, I only replaced it due to a major upcoming offroad trip (Sledgehammer!) since I didn't want to take a chance on it going out with that many miles on it in the middle of such a tough trail.

I'd go with the Luk again if I were replacing my clutch again. If I can get 166,000 miles out of my OE (made by Luk) clutch with the type of trails I do (see my website), even more miles than that isn't unreasonable to expect.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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thank you for the heads up. I'm not sure if my clutch really needs to be replaced but is something I am going to be looking into if it does. after hearing that story I might just forgo the clutch replacement for now seeing how my rig only has 79k on it. thank you for the information on the replacement
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mine has nearly 179k on the original clutch and is still running strong.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #11
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dang, I spent 1000 bucks on my clutch, But it is for a completly diff. application. south bend clutches are rated by hp. I have a 500 hp in my truck. they wanted to sell me a luk but they didnt have the ratings. But i think for the price, luk is the way to go on these jeeps.

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