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good offroading clutches!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by reece54, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    reece54

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    does anyone suggest any good offroad purpose clutches?
    im looking to replace my 160000 mile clutch on my 91 pickup sr5 4x4 and would lie to buy a good clutch for it
    let me know thank you![​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    x2. Cheaper than OEM and much stronger.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Unless it's a hardcore rock crawler with a foot or two of lift and an exoskeleton that you're just gonna thrash the shit out of, what's the advantage of a heavy duty clutch setup over a factory one? I feel like all of the qualities of the OE clutch would be ideal for offloading.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    check out LCE engineering, they have some clutch kits for your truck.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    A 33% increase in load rating.
    The factory pressure plate is only 900 ft lbs. Don't need an exoskeleton to take advantage of that. And it's cheaper than a factory clutch.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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    can the marlin crawler be used on a daily driver that sees occasional offroading? or is it more of a pure off road clutch?
     
  8. Apr 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    you can use it daily, many do.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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    ok cool, thanks. then a marlin is definately gonna be the clutch goin in my truck when i get to that point with my truck
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    Yes, I'll search but while we're on this topic... Does anybody have a good writeup on a clutch replacement? How hard to do and how much time invested in the swap?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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    You can use the FSM, it's dead on.
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/2003/Repair_Manual/03tacoma/cl/cluuni/remo.pdf

    Couple suggestions

    1) Mark your driveshaft so you put it back on the same way
    2) If you haven't replaced your tranny fluid, now is a good time. I'd suggest draining before you separate
    3) Remove the cat. Gives more room to work and its only 5 bolts
    4) Drop the crossmember before attempting the top bolts on the transmission. SOOOOOOOOOO much more room.
    5) Slide transmission/transfer case back as one unit to gain access to the clutch.

    If you handy and have a transmission jack you can probably do it in half a day. If you're trying to "get by" with a regular jack(s), expect it to take longer.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Nice, thanks for the info Jason!
     
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    I found pedal pressure to be easier than stock.
     
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    I have a Marlin Crawler in my daily driver. Heavy duty clutch kit in a 2000 Tacoma V6 4x4 and I love it. Much better pedal feel and a very strong pulling clutch. My OEM began slipping at about 192000 miles. Would highly recommend this clutch.
     
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    Centerforce dual friction. Has stood up to the LT4 for about ten years now with no problem. DD for about four years on 48's and strictly wheelin' duty now on 42 TSL's. Couldn't be happier with that investment.
     
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    I've been happy with Centerforce clutches in the past. My Tacoma doesn't have one yet.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    Here's the archived link to the FSM. You will have to search through it to find the clutch replacement wright up. Good luck ;).

    PS, for everyone else, this thread died 2 years ago.
     
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