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too many clutches!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota97, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    yota97

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    so i have a 97 taco with the 2.7 and my release bearing crapped the bed, so im planning on ordering a clutch kit real soon. the problem is idk which brands are good and which are junk. i dont need top quality but something affordable, can anyone help me?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Aisin is OEM. CKT051

    BECK/ARNLEY Part # 0619349 is also good.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    How much did you pay for the marlin crawler kit?
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    STLharry

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    Their site says 259 and it includes pilot and release beaarings. OEM is in the 300s w/out the bearings. Get the MC clutch.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    whats the difference from a regular release bearing and a japanese release bearing?
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    You can get the OEM from rockauto (with the bearings) for $200 without the 5% member discount. (shipping extra)
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    If you need a cheap but good clutch on the fly, Amazon has Exedys for like $120 or 125.

    I put one in my 2wd Tacoma..GREAT CLUTCH if you install it right.
    No problems at all.
    It's an entire kit. Pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot bearing, throwout bearing.


    I have another Exedy sitting right next to me right now for my 4WD though.
     
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