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Old 06-24-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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So my clutch grenaded on me yesterday so I am in the market for a new clutch for a 6 cyc 98 tj. A friend of mine had good luck with a stage 1 centerforce clutch, and I have also heard the luk brand clutches are the go to OEM clutch.

Any ideas, suggestions, or opinions. Anything else I should look into replacing while I am down there?
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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I've heard the Luk is the way to go. There is a thread about a day old, scroll down, it's titled "Clutch replacement".

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Old 06-25-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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I run the centerforce stage one and I love it
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:51 AM   #4
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I'm installing my new Luk today along with new flywheel!
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:42 AM   #5

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I hope you spent a little extra and upgrade to the Luk Gold Series Performance Clutch.
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jeepjones View Post
I hope you spent a little extra and upgrade to the Luk Gold Series Performance Clutch.
How much does this gold series cost? Is it a stiff clutch? I want a clutch so stiff you have to use both legs and a nut to press it down. Any suggestions? How much would a Original Replacement cost? How hard it is to to put in a clutch in an 04 with the 5Spd M/T Nv3550(DDD) Transmission?
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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Go with the OEM LuK. Love mine. Just installed.
Hard? Relative term. If you have a lift, transmission jack and a friend. No problem. Mine took about 6 hours including beer time.
Brace the engine with a 2X4. Remove the cross member. Mark the u joints and drive shafts so you get them back the way they were installed. Remove the Xfer case. Remove the tranny. Pull the clutch parts, flywheel and pilot bearing. Resurface the flywheel with sand paper. If it's bad replace it or turn it. Search the forum. Various opinions on flywheels. Clean up the tranny shaft. Grease the fork ball and slide, reinstall. Install and torque the flywheel bolts and pressure plate. Put everything back in. Bleed the hydraulics. Good to go.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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I run the centerforce dual friction. I blew up the clutch the dealer gave me in 9 months and said the F with them and put in a better on. So far it's lasting me been almost 2 years and works fine. But I've heard good reviews about other brands recommended above.
When I did it it was my first time replacing a clutch on my own and followed a write up on the Internet.

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