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Old 05-02-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Cluth Brands ?

What is a good brand of clutch? And where is a good place to buy one?
Heard a lot of people say auto zone and stores like that are not good places to get parts.

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Centerforce makes a great clutch. They make varying degrees of clutch too from hard core rock crawler to daily driver

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Great, thanks !
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Luk or Sachs. Centerforce is a waste of money IMO...
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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luk is good, rock auto has excellent prices.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
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Luk or Sachs. Centerforce is a waste of money IMO...
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luk is good, rock auto has excellent prices.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #8
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Go with the Luk or Sachs clutch, Luk was Jeep's OE clutch manufacturer for many years. 200k miles on a Luk clutch is typical.

The very last clutch brand I would buy for a TJ is the wildly overpriced Centerforce. They are a centrifugal design meant to lock up harder at extreme RPMs and HP and just aren't the right/best choice for a TJ.
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I'm a fan of Luk. Got mine off ebay for under a hundred if memory serves correctly.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #11
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Thanks too all of you! Sure do appreciate the help.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:33 PM   #12
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I've installed a handful of Centerforce clutches into various vehicles over the years, and all I could detect was a stiff pedal. For myself, and my customers' vehicles, I try to use only Luk or Sachs, or Valeo.
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Here is what autozone does 5 months in. New LuK bearing and carrier.
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The Sachs clutch I bought had the all metal throwout bearing, and had a Valeo image on the disc fwiw...

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