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Heavy Duty Clutch

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by rabbit43, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. rabbit43

    rabbit43 Junior Member
    from MA & NY
    Messages: 1

    The clutch on my 2009 Jeep Wrangler burned out. I use the Jeep it to plow a steep 800 foot driveway and also general driving. I'm trying to find a replacement heavy duty clutch and finding it difficult to sort out the various options, Stage 1 or 2 or ... clutch; availability of replacements for a 2009 Jeep. Any info or help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Get a quality made in the USA clutch and don't blame the clutch. Don't slip the clutch when you plow. Use the right gear. Use your low range to start, then upshift. I have never burned out a clutch plowing. Nor have my drivers. Use the right gear to start off, then upshift. Keep that left foot off the clutch pedal. It is not a footrest. When you plow, your clutch should either be fully disengaged, with your foot on it, or fully engaged, with your foot off it.
  3. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    X2 on not burning a clutch out. The JK Wrangler engine isn't exactly a torque monster, select a lower gear. I plowed with a YJ Wrangler and OEM style LUK clutch, sometimes it would get hot a chatter a bit, but that was it.
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    I found its usually at the end of the push that people slip the clutch while trying to slow down while stacking.

    As for a heavy duty clutch I put a heavy duty in my 2000 jeep and found that after 6 or 7 hours of plowing my left knee was a little sore (could be its 56 years old) so when the through bearing went bad I put a stock clutch back in... No knee pain after 20 hours of plowing :)
  5. road2damascus

    road2damascus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,821

    My throw out bearing went out on my 94 YJ in December 2010. Put a Exedy clutch kit in. Plowed with it fine the rest of the winter. I used Low gear quite a bit......mines a 4cyl.