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Old 02-01-2017, 04:15 AM   #1
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Clutch fried

Not really a question just venting my frustration :-) fried my clutch yesterday I think completely due to my own fault. Was finishing up moving to my new house towing my trailer and it takes quite a bit of maneuvering in reverse uphill on loose gravel to get it in the garage. Guess twin disc race clutches don't really like it when you ride the clutch and it burnt up :-( 1400 us$ down the drain :-). I do have a 4 post lift in the new house which will make the clutch swap a lot easier than having to struggle with a 100 pound transmission lying on my back in the driveway :-).

Still despite this setback the T56 swap has been the single best mod on my truck, it's a blast to ride on the road!!

I know there aren't many people here that drive manuals but any tips on what clutch I should buy that can handle a heavy mildly modded truck at WOT and do some towing are very welcome!!

Live and learn I guess :-)

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Old 02-01-2017, 04:33 AM   #2
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A twin disk should do the trick just don't slip it I would say they don't really come much stronger than that.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:06 AM   #3
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4.10 or 4.56 axle gears will help so you won't have to slip as much backing a trailer. Gotta remember that a car clutch was designed to move a vehicle a lot lighter, even though they'll hold the power when they're good they won't take much slipping before they're toast.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:42 AM   #4
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It was a 1400$ act twin disk 😡, problem is if I don't slip it, the engine dies when maneuvering so its kinda a catch 22 lol.

I'll probably end up replacing it with the same clutch as it is the cheapest twin disc I can get over here.
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I recently installed a new clutch in my diesel using a South Bend single disk organic on one side and metalic on the other. They also have a single with both sides metalic, but is said to be gabby. I pull a car trailer and wanted a more friendly clutch. The clutch has a lighter feel and is quieter than the stock one was. It came with hydraulic master and slave pre-bled. I have a Smarty tuner turned up pretty good and can do full 50mph pulls in high gear without slippage. This same pull ate the original clutch. I could of bought a twin for the same money but chose the single for the street.
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Good news, contacted atc clutches and they offer a rebuild kit for 550$, which is still a lot of money but better than the 1500 plus shipping and taxes for a whole new kit!
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Good news, contacted atc clutches and they offer a rebuild kit for 550$, which is still a lot of money but better than the 1500 plus shipping and taxes for a whole new kit!
Not bad! Just make sure that flywheel didn't get hot and warp A new single disc clutch for a G56 runs a shade over $400

Just curious, what is the spline count and diameter of your input shaft?
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The facing materail is also important for street/towing..
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:06 AM   #9
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I'm gonna go with the rebuild kit, I was happy with the clutch even when doing normal towing. Only when doing a lot of tight maneauvering while parking the trailer is when it causes problems, I'll keep that in mind now and do it with another car or the frontloader.

Pics of the rebuild to follow!
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:57 PM   #10
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Finally got round to start installing the new clutch. First time ever working on my truck using my 4 post lift, man what a game changer that thing is!! Took me about an hour to get the trans out, easy peasy, no struggling, no laying on my back on the cold floor, just awesome :-).





60 minutes later







Ashes to ashes, clutch to dust :-)







One of the old discs next to a new one



New discs and floater



To be continued!
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