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Old 02-07-2010, 11:43 PM
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FE clutch kits and pilot bushing- recommendations?

For you FEs who have replaced your clutches, which kit/ manufacturer did you go with? I have about $150 to work with, and I will be using it for normal around town and highway use- not drag racing, pulling a 10000 pound trailer, or anyting like that.

And what kind of pilot bushing do you recommend- a solid bronze oil-lite bushing or a roller/ ball bearing? Many of the kits I have seen come with a roller bearing.
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Can't beat ZOOM kits, great quality and price. And Roller Bearings are your best friend.

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OK, I've been looking and it appears that I am down to two choices:

Zoom MU2030-1 diaphragm style pressure plate, 1.163" input shaft

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Zoom MU7350-1 Long style pressure plate, 1.162" input shaft

I know that the diaphragm style is supposed to be smoother and improve driveability, but the Long style is what was originally in the truck. Is there a big difference in clamp load between these two styles, and does the .001" difference in input shaft diameter make a difference?

Oh, and where would you go to get a new clutch return spring and release fork?

I'll get a roller pilot bearing separately.
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For a daily driver with no heavy towing or drag racing the long style (or fingered) is the preferable one.

The diaphram is harder grabbing at the expense of your leg strength. Although ZOOM isn't considered that bad on the leg compared to McLeod or Hays. Centerforce is the dual diaphram that requires Arnold legs.

Not sure why they are listing slightly different input shaft diameters.

So, with that said, if the truck is a daily grinder with no forseeable future of towing or racing... long style

If engine upgrades, towing/ hauling or racing is in the future, might as well pay $10 more for the diaphram

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Oh...

NAPA should have clutch springs, not sure where to get a fork other than either the Junkyard or maybe NOVAK Transmissions.. Novak Jeep Conversions - Home

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