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What clutch? 4.0

Its about time to replace the clutch in my 05, the clutch feels ok, but the throwout bearing is going, im replacing it all while im there. What clutch's do you guys run? Just a OE replacement, aftermarket?
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I too am curious about this, there are a number of choices on rockauto all of which are around the same price. how many spline axles do you have?
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i used the sachs clutch and a new slave from rock auto when i did my clutch in the fall.
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As I recall, the Sachs clutch is the same as the OEM clutch. When I took my old one out they were identical and had all the same markings. I think that is a good clutch to go with. I used a Brute Power clutch on another Ranger. I liked it a lot and would have bought another but they did not have one for my 02 Ranger when I replaced the clutch. I see they do have the Brute Force clutch for the 4.0 SOHC engine now.
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ya i noticed the same thing when i pulled mine out
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Depends. What kind of use does your truck see? For a daily driver with some occasional hauling and working, a Sachs will work fine. If your wheeling or constantly pulling a load, I'd get something a little more beefy.
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id go OE...dont forget about the slave either haha
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Depends. What kind of use does your truck see? For a daily driver with some occasional hauling and working, a Sachs will work fine. If your wheeling or constantly pulling a load, I'd get something a little more beefy.
i wheel the living **** out of mine with no clutch issues. i fail to see how that would have any affect on your clutch unless you dont know how to use it
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sachs or perfection
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i wheel the living **** out of mine with no clutch issues. i fail to see how that would have any affect on your clutch unless you dont know how to use it
I wheel mine quite a bit too without a problem. I also tow my race car all over the country and have no issues with the Sachs or OEM clutch.
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i wheel the living **** out of mine with no clutch issues. i fail to see how that would have any affect on your clutch unless you dont know how to use it
All I was doing was giving the OP a little advice. Maybe hes not as comfortable with the OEM clutch as you are. Just because it works for you doesn't mean everyone else wants to use it as well. I've never bought/used an HD clutch in any vehicle because the stock works fine for me, but that doesn't mean it will for the next guy.
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Many times HD clutches do not perform as expected. They can have poor drivable manners. Racing clutches are heavy duty and work well for racing but are terrible on the street for everyday driving. I have tried several types of HD moderate upgrades over the years and was never very happy with them. Unless an OEM clutch is marginal for the application, I now tend to stick with OEM or equivalent. If an OEM clutch works well there is no reason to 'upgrade' to something that doesn't work as well overall.
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Many times HD clutches do not perform as expected. They can have poor drivable manners. Racing clutches are heavy duty and work well for racing but are terrible on the street for everyday driving. I have tried several types of HD moderate upgrades over the years and was never very happy with them. Unless an OEM clutch is marginal for the application, I now tend to stick with OEM or equivalent. If an OEM clutch works well there is no reason to 'upgrade' to something that doesn't work as well overall.
100% agree. most hd upgrade clutchs i have driven are no good for the street unless your car is putting out a decent amount of power. most will feel like they are skipping on the flywheel when you try to drive them like a normal vehicle. my friend has a subaru sti with a stage 3 style clutch (dont know brand) and he pretty much revs to 2500-3000 rpm and lets it go to get the smoothest release. not exactly street friendly
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I installed an F1 stage 2 in mine works great. I am also running 35's and tow.
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