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cleggy156

clutch for landrover

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Hi guys,

I'm new to all this but here we go, just after some advice if anyone can help.

I have a a landrover 90 with a v8 sd1 engine coupled, with a lt85 gear box. Went for a spot of off-roading but in the process seemed to have killed the clutch, after removing the gear box I found the clutch to be a standard road clutch, obviously not good for the job. Can anybody recommend an uprated clutch? It appears to be 270mm in diameter...

Thanks.

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The standard 'road clutch' is perfectly ok for even quite hard off-road use. Getting into the realm of ceramic or paddle clutches is a different thing entirely. I would just replace the clutch with a good standard make - it'll most likely be ok for what you want.

Les.

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The standard 'road clutch' is perfectly ok for even quite hard off-road use. Getting into the realm of ceramic or paddle clutches is a different thing entirely. I would just replace the clutch with a good standard make - it'll most likely be ok for what you want.

Les.

when you say a different thing entirely what do you mean?

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If you intent to pull your truck up trees/mountains, etc, then a stronger clutch is adviseable, but generally speaking - a standard good make clutch is fine.

Les.

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With a tuned 3.9 V8 in my 90 a standard clutch has handled some very heavy roading.

Did you just get it wet by not having the wading plug in?

Using low box you should not have to slip the clutch at all.

PS once you are in there change the clutch fork for a new one or strengthen the original one as the pivot can punch through if weak.

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The cast iron fork fitted to older RRC doesn't pumch through so can be left in place. I too have had a V8 clutch cook, it was brand new too and once it had cooled down it worked ok again, though I still don't think it is very strong.

You might want to look into H/D parts but as Les said fitting a specialistr motorsport type clutch isn't a realistic option. Often they ruin the feel of the clutch making it heavy and snatchy, much harder to dribve and not designed to be used at biting point like an asbestos clutch is.

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Hate to say this, but if you burning new clutches, you are slipping it too much, or you need to lower the gearing. I would go as far as saying that, provided you use the correct clutch for the engine its going behind, you cant go wrong with any landrover really. unless it is ver heavily tuned of course.

Daan

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