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DWolfpackD09 06-11-2013 09:55 PM

Choosing a new clutch
Hi all,
Just burnt through my new 2013 2 door wrangler sport clutch and am looking to have it replaced (don't ask how lol).
Jeep warranty covers clutch up to 12,000 miles, my jeeps at 13,000 so they will not cover anything (even after contacting Chrysler directly and having a fit). Because I have a 2.5inch lift kit with 33" wheels I was leaning towards getting a performance clutch. Do any of ya'll have any suggestions on a good 6 speed clutch to buy. Info would be much appreciated!

jkjeeper06 06-11-2013 10:31 PM

I gotta ask how. Did you try to pull someone out when not in 4 low? Or were you wheeling with your manual not in 4 low?

Center force dual friction clutches seem like a great performance clutch to go to. That's my plan at least when my clutch goes out on me. Idk if you've had clutches done before but you may be pleasantly surprised by the price. The quote I got was 60% of the cost of my old audis clutch

jkjeeper06 06-11-2013 10:34 PM

Here is a good write up with all of the parts described. You don't have to do it yourself, but it gives you a good idea of what needs to be done

Blastek 06-11-2013 10:46 PM

are there aftermarket clutches for the 2012+ yet?

jkjeeper06 06-11-2013 10:50 PM


Originally Posted by Blastek (Post 3851351)
are there aftermarket clutches for the 2012+ yet?

It's still the same nsg370 transmission they used since 04. Is the flywheel potentially being different the limiting factor here? I was just assuming you could use the same clutch from earlier JK's

DWolfpackD09 06-11-2013 10:51 PM

Thanks for the tips guys... Actually I was dragging some boulders around the yard, re landscaping... Got to one that was a little too heavy and then good bye clutch. I haven't had clutches done before so I'll order a good one and then bring it to a shop to have it installed or do ya think I'd be better bringing it to a dealer to have it done? I'm driving a rental so time is of the essence unfortunately. And no, didn't have it in 4wdL.... Won't make that mistake again. Dealer quoted me 1000 for standard clutch and install. I feel like that's a little high.

jkjeeper06 06-11-2013 10:56 PM

Yeah. Definitely don't go to the dealer for that kind of work. Go to a specialty transmission shop. I was quoted $650 for a small town transmission shop to put a new stock clutch in. It'll cost a bit more to do a centerforce with a better throw out bearing, but it'll be worth it

DWolfpackD09 06-11-2013 10:58 PM

I can work with 650, thanks a lot!

Blastek 06-11-2013 11:27 PM

I thought that the clutch was different between 07-11 and 12-13 due to the flywheel. $1000 is not bad for a clutch job (if it includes parts).

SilverSport 06-12-2013 04:40 AM


Originally Posted by Blastek (Post 3851514)
I thought that the clutch was different between 07-11 and 12-13 due to the flywheel. $1000 is not bad for a clutch job (if it includes parts).

Correct. IIRC, Centerforce doesn't make a clutch (yet) for the 2012 and newer JKs. Seems like the only choice at this time is OEM.

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