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Old 08-13-2008
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What Clutch??????

2004 4.0V6 SC...gonna be lifted and new gears soon. any and all info will be appreciated. I did do a search and kept finding 2.3 stuff. Truck is a pavement pounder most of the time with light wheeling every now and then. Should I go back with factory or aftermarket(centerforce...etc) and what all do I need to replace?? First clutch job for this truck.
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get aftermarket, stock sucks. i put a stocket back in and hate it. Get a centerforce, spec etc.
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I LOVE my SPEC stage 2!! 35's and 4.10s still...and still kickin' really well w/ 20k on the clock. grabby as hell too. takes someone a lil time to learn it compaired to stock clutches i found recently.

Stock(Luk) is good...but...SPEC is SOOO much better.
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I LOVE my SPEC stage 2!! 35's and 4.10s still...and still kickin' really well w/ 20k on the clock. grabby as hell too. takes someone a lil time to learn it compaired to stock clutches i found recently.

Stock(Luk) is good...but...SPEC is SOOO much better.
I've wasted 2 SPEC clutches. They are.. They should stick with making parts for Honda or something.

Centerforce FTW!
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deff. go centerforce.

put one in my last truck and loved it!!!!
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Which centerforce clutch should I get?? and do they offer everything I need or will I have to go somewhere else for the little stuff...plan on adding "new" everything.

http://www.centerforce.com/clutches....ption=clutches

Edit...Oh, the one is for a 3.0...nevermind, thought both were for a 4.0

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Centerforce makes a Dual-Friction setup for the SOHC/M5.

Both SPEC and Centerforce use Luk pressure plates. The clutches themselves are totally different.

If your going away from a LUK type of clutch disc, I would STRONGLY recommend having your flywheel resurfaced even if everyone tells you its ' ok '. Different materials on different scored surfaces. The impurities burnt in from the friction of the past cutch disc COULD contaminate the new clutch and cause premature failure or less then desired results.

Make sure you own a set of FEMALE Torx sockets if your going to have your flywheel resurfaced. Do NOT take a 12point 3/8ths socket and strip one of those torx bolts.. its a bad area to have to drill and tap in.
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^^YEA! those damn external torx bolts SUCKED! i managed to get 4 of them out using a crap load of sockets. managed to get those out almost intact, went to the tool shop, got the correct tool, and took the rest out. oh...all those bolts, in total from ford, was about $18!
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Thanks for the info guys!!!
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careful on those exhaust manifold studs. spray em multiple times and take it easy. i was lucky that not one stud snapped. the Ypipe @ the last cats, i had two snap on me. no biggie....punched out the old studs, i now use bolts.
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