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Old 10-17-2013, 07:49 AM
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The LuK clutch

From doing reading online, the LuK clutch seems to get a lot of very happy customers. They have a clutch kit for the Corolla that I can get for $90. Does anyone here have experience with the LuK? Would anyone recommend another brand instead?

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Old 10-17-2013, 08:05 AM
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They seem to be OK. I have one in my VW that has lasted 150k miles (but that's highway)
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I haven't had a LuK, but I've also heard good things about them. I've also heard good things about South Bend, but I think they're mainly/only for diesel pickups. The OEM clutch in my 240D lasted almost 200,000 miles. The replacement is at about 59,000 and going strong in its second car.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:51 AM
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Always heard good things about them.
I used a couple in years past, but did not keep the vehicles long enough to determine longevity.
Installs went very smooth.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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Put one in an accord it was like $85, all went well. Wish they sold $85 clutches for Mercedes manuals.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:25 PM
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Put one in an accord it was like $85, all went well. Wish they sold $85 clutches for Mercedes manuals.
From what I've heard Ford discs are the same diameter and spline configuration as the merc discs.

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