12° North Industries
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Also are there any special things I need to know about my truck to in order to purchase the right clutch kit? I want to do a stage 2 clutch so I can have better grab for quick shifts (I'm a "pro backroads racer "lol) and would I have to know anything special? Or would a stage 2 not give enough clutch slip and could I harm the trans? Thanks again.
When sourcing a replacement clutch outside the norms of OEM or stock replacement, when considering upgrades a clutch replacement should be based upon the amount of torque being established, not horsepower or feel. If you were seeking boosted options in the realm of say the 2.3L Turbo, then the conversation would deviate to a slanted conversation but still on par with the TQ curve of the power plant involved.
Then the next item to determine is pedal pressure whether that is higher or lower. For example, Exedy Clutches A.K.A. Daiken Clutch (found in over 70% of worldwide vehicles), Fidanza, even the all to popular but dated "centerforce" clutch has a more OEM type feel to it: although I would not put a Centerforce in anything ever again. same you will find in the 90% or so clutches made for the Ranger as the majority are made by the same company LUK, well at least the pressure plates are, more companies may be offering their own compounds of materials for the clutch plate materials but not too many. Most are re-boxed products with their own name on it.
Companies like Clutch Masters, ACT, MOPAR, have a much higher peddle pressure feel making the daily grind a bit more of a workout.
So keep that in mind while doing your research. You'll find the majority of the clutches being offered for the Ranger being produced like I said by LUK whether OEM or performance related.
Just to toss it in there too, most kits sold will come with a clutch, pressure plate, pilot bearing, and clutch alignment tool in the box although almost all of those items can be sold separately.
Last edited on Sat Jul 7th, 2018 06:39 am by 12° North Industries
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