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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 17, 9:42 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

I've never used a Luk clutch, but as I remember the comments from here have not been negative.
The 11in Luk clutch is $79, but there are a couple of other 11in clutches that are a little cheaper, such as AMS and Brute Power. Lower in the listing there is a Hi-perf section and Brute Power is one of the clutches listed under Hi-perf. Any comments on that one?

I recently mentioned that I have built an M22W and done a total rebuild of a 2.73 12bolt posi to replace the M20 and 3.07 12bolt in the 70 conv. Since I'm doing all that, it seems that it would be good to also put in a new clutch. That's why I'm inquiring if anyone has experience or comments about the Luk (or hi-perf Brute Power).

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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

Tom,I've been using one of these for many years now;
https://www.summitracing.com/int/par...-020/overview/
Seems to be holding up quite well behind my big block.
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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

Is the Brute Power the Borg Warner clutch? I had a Brute something clutch from Borg Warner in my 78 Malibu years ago. It worked VERY well. It had stock pedal pressure and was very smooth.
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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

I guess depends what you are doing with the car and what engine is in there. Pooping around town probably fine. However, the lower gear (2.73) will actually put more stress on it than say a guy with 4.10 and you will need to slip the clutch more to get it too move the car than the 4.10 and the same goes when you dump the clutch the 4.10 guy will have less stress on his clutch with a heavy car. The 2.73 at great on highway but not so great when moving a car from the stop light. As I said depends what you are doing with the car. Check the reviews on these clutches and also given this is a time consuming job I would much rather spend $150 and get the right one than $79 just to save money. Of course while you are in there do throw out bearing and check your cross shaft for fatigue has one of those break on me in parking lot. I think they sell HD ones now.
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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

I just bought the brute power disc. I had a saginaw and put in a tremec so I needed 26 spline. It was like $30. Seems fine to me, I've only driven with it twice so far though.
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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

Thanks so much everyone. I'm going to roll the dice and order the Brute Power.

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Thanks so much everyone. I'm going to roll the dice and order the Brute Power.
Sorry to bring this back. Any updates in the brute force? I am looking at using their clutch kit and flywheel
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Sorry to bring this back. Any updates in the brute force? I am looking at using their clutch kit and flywheel
I put a couple thousand miles on it. Went to the dragstrip twice. On the way to the BJ auction I got stuck in stop and go traffic for 2 hours. It's still fine. My 454 makes like 360 hp 500 tq. I have a TKO 600 and 3.08 gears. I figure I will kill this clutch eventually, but so far it's totally fine.

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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

Those of us in the ZR-1 community have had really good luck with LUK clutches and components.
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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

The centerforce clutches that I used had a Luk sticker on them fwiw.

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Re: Anyone have opinions/experience with Luk clutches from Rock Auto?

LUK is an OEM supplier and they make good stuff. I run a LUK LS7 clutch in my LS powered Cougar.

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The LUK clutch in my Ford Ranger was replaced after 234k miles. Still looked like it had plenty more miles left. The pilot bearing went out so I replaced it all from flywheel to clutch master cylinder. Had one in my Nova and it was smoother engaging than the McLeod it replaced. LUK is the brand in the NAPA box, they are made in the USA.
My Ranger has a self adjusting pressure plate, not sure how it works but the clutch has never needed adjusting.

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WOW! That is a great price for what is getting great reviews versus the other clutches that are around 500 bucks or so.

What is the limit on these LUK clutches. 600 horse and 600 torque?

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Luk pro gold clutches seem to have great reviews.
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Luk pro gold clutches seem to have great reviews.
Only finding the Luk Pro Gold in 12"...for Chevy Blazer...???
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