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Clutch Recommendation

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Duff, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Mar 6, 2021
    Duff

    Duff Member

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    I'm replacing the clutch in my 1970 cj and am looking at a RAM clutch kit. Is this a good choice for a stock V6 jeep? I've used Centerforce in the past on my cars, but trying to get by cheaper on this one.
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2021
    52M38-73CJ5

    52M38-73CJ5 Member

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    Just get a three finger clutch. It wont get packed up with mud.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2021
    Duff

    Duff Member

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    I used to run the Borg & Beck style on an old race car, but diaphragm on everything else. No plans for muddin.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2021
    Play Dead

    Play Dead New Member

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    I have used RAM parts on multiple projects with no complaints. But I have no experience using them on a Buick.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2021
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Check the price on LUK clutch.
    What's in mine.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2021
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    X2 on LUK

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  7. Mar 7, 2021
    Duff

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    I forgot about LUK, I've used them once in the past and had no problems, but I just ordered a RAM, it was a little more $$$, but maybe keeping an American employed a while longer. Thanks for the replies, I'll post the results once I get the job done.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2021
    Duff

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    I suspected the the pilot bushing was the source of the squealing noise that would stop when the clutch pedal was pushed, so I tore it down today and found a few things. The old clutch is a LUK, dated Feb 1999 and it looked ok, the pilot bushing is magnetic and was cocked in the crankshaft aactually bored itself out and fits loose on the shaft, I don't know what's going on with the throw out bearing. I'm going to order rebuild kits for both the trans and T case, thinking about using kits from Novak. In the photos, you can see the new pilot bushing, it fit the input snug and it's non magnetic, made in the USA.
     

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  9. Mar 8, 2021
    Brian Carothers

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    Literally just put one in my 66 tux yesterday. So far so good.
     
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