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logangrin 02-25-2013 10:09 PM

Clutch replacement help needed
 
Hey guys, time is close to needing to replace the clutch in my 1997 jeep tj. I heard about a Luk full clutch replacement kit from pepboys. Its $600 for the kit and install. But some people have said i need to upgrade my pressure plate. I have 4 inch suspension lift and 33 inch tires, 2.5l 4 cylinder. I need yalls help. Any reviews on this kit? Or luk in general? Or kit suggestions. Im only 17 lol so this is more than what i know how to do on the thing.

mudmagnet63 02-25-2013 10:16 PM

IMHO the pressure plate only needs replaced if it is damaged, which it rarely is. I have no idea about the Luk clutch but I have replaced many clutches on different rides over the years. The only time I ever ordered anything other than stock was on high HP motors.

freeskier 02-25-2013 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mudmagnet63 (Post 3420756)
IMHO the pressure plate only needs replaced if it is damaged, which it rarely is. I have no idea about the Luk clutch but I have replaced many clutches on different rides over the years. The only time I ever ordered anything other than stock was on high HP motors.

LUK kit comes with a new pressure plate. You should always replace the pressure plate while your in there, the fingers that the throwout bearing push on are a wear item. If you only replace the friction plate and TB I guarantee you it won't take long before you push the TB through the pressure plate and destroy everything.

The LUK kit is fine for any Jeep application.

mudmagnet63 02-25-2013 11:34 PM

Oh crap !! my bad yes the PP needs replaced, for some reason I was thinking flywheel. My brain is froze up tonight. Disregard my initial post as I'm an idiot.


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