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Old 10-17-2013, 08:17 AM
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Any fans of the LuK clutch here?

Our Corolla is showings signs of needing a new clutch, and I'm looking at replacing it with a LuK kit. I remember at least two people on here having used them. Does anyone have any thoughts on these clutch kits? I'm finding a lot of good stuff on them online.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:33 AM
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I've installed plenty of these kits and overall they've been good. I've also had good luck with Valeo and Sachs. All of these companies make OEM clutches as well.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:00 AM
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My Jetta originally shipped with a Luk clutch. I had to replace it at 260,000 miles when the DMF failed. It has a Sachs now.

IMO either is fine.

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:30 AM
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My Dodge Ram had one of those clutches. It was acceptable if you drive easy. It lasted approx 65,000 mi. I don't haul much or beat hard on the clutch.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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My Honda nut friend recommended Luk to me. His famly has instailled them in all thire Hondas. I put a Luk clutch in my tercel ~20k ago and I love it. I hardly never say this about Toyota (Aisin), but I prefer the Luk over the OEM. I bought a Luk kit for my Ford diesel. I never installed it (sold the truck), but it looks nice In the process of putting on in the 'ole 240d, I'll report back on that one.
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