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Centerforce Clutch

Hey guys and maybe girls. Im getting a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch installed on my truck. The kit came out about a month ago for the 2003 4.0's. Ill let u know how it performs when i get my truck back. I would have done it myself but my uncle will *****.
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let us know how you like it. I've been having some mild issues with my oem clutch and now centerforce offers the DF clutch for the 2004s and newer.

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How much did the kit run?

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The kit cost me $380 from 4 wheel parts. Unfortunatly it only includes the pressure plate and disk. They recommend the stock t/o bearing. The kit looks strong. The disk looks kind of like a segmented race clutch but i was assured by centerforce that its a street clutch. There are also kits from Spec Clutches and Zoom Clutches but i dont know too much about those brands only that Zoom has been making clutches for muscle cars for a while. What sucks is that in two weeks ill be in Glamis and i doubt ill be able to allow a full 500 miles for the break in so ill have to take it easy when im there.
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well still no info on the clutch. the Goodyear shop has had it for 5 days and they havent done crap. im going to pick it up tomorrow and take it somewhere else. i will give info on the clutch when i can
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well, my truck is done. im getting it tomorrow. those *******s charged me $723.25 to install my clutch. i got raped. next time im doing it myself. FUKK. Ill give info when i get it. Later
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holy crap. that sucks man. you didnt know how much it would cost going into it?
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well, my truck is done. im getting it tomorrow. those *******s charged me $723.25 to install my clutch. i got raped. next time im doing it myself. FUKK. Ill give info when i get it. Later
I hear ya, Transmission people are Con Artists.
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^yes they sure are, the ford dealership is one of them, they wanted $400+ to install a new slave cylinder in my truck a couple of years ago.. did it myself for $50
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well i got an estimate for 353 so i didnt think it would be over 500 because i supplied my own clutch. i new i needed a flywheel and berring but a $400 jump. come on. its not that hard. i have done it before but on an Integra and i think a rear drive would be easier. like i said, next time im doing it myself.
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DAMN that sucks for sure.
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hey does anyone know if my truck has an inspection cover on my tranny? im at work so i cant look it up. i want to check to see if those fukcers put the clutch that i bought. it should be easy to tell, its bright orange
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Dont quote me but I think there is a rubber "plug" at the front of the tranny.

Ask me next week and I will have an answer, my tranny is on the way

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nice, a rubber plug. i wil look at it when i get it back
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so i got my truck back today. so far so good. it felt rough for a bit but the pedal is starting to feel like stock again. ill test it when the 500 mile break in is over
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I just put one in myself. I am taking a break after getting the transmission back in. So In a few hours, break in will begin and then I can chime in too.
Bench pressing our transmission/tcase sucks but not $750 worth.
I was quoted $400 for the whole job in just labor, I would supply all parts.
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Yea I'd love to know about this clutch, Since mines got 50K on it and I've been having problems getting into 1st,2nd and sometimes 3rd. And I'd love to have a new stage II clutch.
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I hope you have good luck with it man. I had two DF's in two muscle cars and when new, they stick like mad but later on (5-8k) they both slipped bad in 4th with a 200 shot on them. They were rated to take that much but neither would.
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Yea I'd love to know about this clutch, Since mines got 50K on it and I've been having problems getting into 1st,2nd and sometimes 3rd. And I'd love to have a new stage II clutch.
Sounds like the infamous slave cylinder issue, ur clutch should have plenty of life left on it at just 50k.. im still on my original with 85k miles and I drive it pretty hard.
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thanx. i hope the damn thing lasts. iwell doesnt matter. if it fails ill change it myself next time. it feels wierd though. the pedal has no resistance at first then it gets hard. it goes away when as i drive. must be the break in. i took the rubber boot out on my tranny to see what they installed and at least when they overcharged me, they put in what i bought
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I'm probably going to put in a centerforce II clutch in my truck, but I was told by many different people to buy the CF throw out bearing, my buddy has a BII and he ran a stock T/O and it went out 15-20k miles later, i don't want to drop my trany again unless I have to replace my clutch!
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centerforce told me to use the stock t/o bearing. crap, im worried now
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Sounds like the infamous slave cylinder issue, ur clutch should have plenty of life left on it at just 50k.. im still on my original with 85k miles and I drive it pretty hard.
Cool how hard is it to replace the slave cyl? I have access to a lift and all the required tool for a small fee (have to use base facility @ $3 a/hr) and I have a haynes manual.

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To replace the slave cylinder you need to pull the transmission. You might as well do your clutch and pilot bearing while you are in there.
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Centerforce dual friction is in. It works fine. As soon as I get my front differential fixed I have some hard core off road plans as well as a road trip over the rockies that includes towing, so I can report more on the clutch. So far it does not seem to grip any better than my old rhino clutch.
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