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Old 10-03-2005
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Update: Help Me ....... (bye bye clutch number 2!)

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OK guys, can any of you give me names of different clutch companies out there? I need help badly! ... my clutch is going to be warrentied but its going to be atleast 3 weeks before they can get one for me, they are on backorder now!

Help Help Help! haha

-Jared





Hahahahahahahaha .... ah HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


son of a lol.

Well 2 weeks ago my clutch went bye bye from racing a stock level ii, was a blast, and still won!

Well I replaced it everythign was awesome, and then this morning when I was coming home from CU boulder where my gf goes to school, another ranger pulled next to me on the highway, and reved his truck at mine. Well I reved mine to get that whine from the supercharger, guy gives me a thumbs up and he goes on his way. Well now my clutch pedal is all soft and I have a nasty vibration when i get to higher rpms, truck just shakes a little at idle. I called up the place where I got the clutch from and they are going to warrenty it for me. Most likly the spring in the pressure plate, one of the fingers is bent causing it, is what the guys at work tell me.

I just think its funny. I wish there were companies out there that would make a highperformance clutch for the 4.0 SOHC.

Centerforce will not touch the 4.0 SOHC ranger because the pressureplate is a self adjusting or some bull **** like that. They told me that a long time ago before i even had any lift. they said they would look into it in a few years, well its been a few years since i talked to them, and i called them 2 weeks ago and they feed me the same bull ****. they need to wake up!

anyways i thought id share my clutch fun time haha .

my truck is always keepin me busy, weather a repair or a mod ... she loves me lol


-Jared
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what bout LUK clutches?
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Luk isnt that much better from stock in a sense. Luk actually makes the pressure plates for ford.

And the clutch that i installed 2 weeks ago was a Luk.

i was very happy with it though, was stiffer than stock which i loved. just i want a HEAVY DUTY one, since i have 35s and a supercharger ... clutch is going to be my weakest link!
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last time i checked they didnt make it but you could try exedy clutches
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Bummer dude. I'm on clutch #2 myself. So far everythings ducky, fortunately.

What went wrong w/ clutch #1. You said racing.. but what failed?
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Bummer dude. I'm on clutch #2 myself. So far everythings ducky, fortunately.

What went wrong w/ clutch #1. You said racing.. but what failed?

Pressure plate failed on the first one as well. warped it, and 3 of the spring fingers where bent.


i think that is whats wrong with this one as well, bent spring ....
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man jared stop being so hard on it.
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man jared stop being so hard on it.

but whats the fun in that lol ....

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Man that sucks, hopefully you can find a decent one to harness the power.
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I could be wrong, but I swear I've seen someone with a recent ranger 2001+ that claimed they had the CenterForce DF in their truck. Can't remember if it was forums or cardomain. I know my roommate put a DF in his 97 250, but that doesn't help us! Damn it and I wanted to put the Centerforce in too.

Site shows they make one for 98-00 4.0 244 Engine. I take it no work for us?!!

Link: CenterForce
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98 through 00 was the OHV ... so it will not work. The DF wont work for the 4.0 sohc ... its bs if u ask me ... they are loosing out on a big market if u ask me.
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hmmm


anyone know what Djaye is running for a clutch? the way that man races his truck, you think hed have something to help out with
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hum, I may need to give him a PM ...
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he has some different type of clutch but im not sure what, he was going through the stock ones too.
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I just think its funny. I wish there were companies out there that would make a highperformance clutch for the 4.0 SOHC.

Make your own out of paper mache...
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Make your own out of paper mache...
lol where do u come up with this **** gil .... lol
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anyone know what Djaye is running for a clutch? the way that man races his truck, you think hed have something to help out with
Last I heard, word on the street was his trans wasn't stock. If he swapped the trans, I'd bet he swapped the clutch to something completely different too..
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Hey they make them for my truck!!!!!!! COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to look into that because mines getting soft :(
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try this:http://www.buyaclutch.com/performanc...003&partid=137

Don't know about the particulars because I have an auto. I do know of a guy that has a honda that runs high nines and he runs an Exedy clutch. He normally goes through two every race season.
it doesnt say anything about which motor though .... hum ... if it would work for the 4.0 sohc then i might ... but my clutch is warrentied since i bout it 2 weeks ago. if this one guys out i will get my moneyback i will look into a higher performance ... i was just going off what i was told


thanks .. u guys rock
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thanks .. u guys rock


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Gil made his rocksliders outta paper mache too...and his BFG MT/Rs

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High performance cluch for a Ranger
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Gil made his rocksliders outta paper mache too...and his BFG MT/Rs

Aaron

and my locker and bobble waist hawaiian hula girl (life size of course)...
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Gil made his rocksliders outta paper mache too...and his BFG MT/Rs

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bfg mt/rs?
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