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How long have your aftermarket clutches lasted and what brand are they?

I'm in the market and hoping for durable and affordable. I've seen JWT mentioned more than anything but also have seen a couple of remarks about them lacking longevity.
I'm also worried about using a non-dual mass flywheel because of chatter. I hate noise.
 

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Had McLeod rebuild mine. Still uses dual mass flywheel.
Maybe 450 miles but very abusive miles(stuck in silt beds, 3 times during 1000. 315 miles).
Don't know if this helps but I have confidence in this clutch.
 

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Had McLeod rebuild mine. Still uses dual mass flywheel.
Maybe 450 miles but very abusive miles(stuck in silt beds, 3 times during 1000. 315 miles).
Don't know if this helps but I have confidence in this clutch.
Thanks for the reply!
 

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My 1998 Frontier: Exedy

My 1988 Mazda truck: Luk

Happy with both.
 

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Had a hardbody with a Competition Clutch stage two setup. It grabbed hard and lasted until I sold it with 190,000 miles.

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Had a hardbody with a Competition Clutch stage two setup. It grabbed hard and lasted until I sold it with 190,000 miles.

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Very nice, thank you.
 

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Mine is being replaced as we speak in a 2010. Just went with standard oem replacement on advice of the mechanic.

He also suggested we replace the master and slave while we're at it. I have a lot of trust in him as he has done all of my vehicles for a long time.. so replacing those as well.


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Mine is being replaced as we speak in a 2010. Just went with standard oem replacement on advice of the mechanic.

He also suggested we replace the master and slave while we're at it. I have a lot of trust in him as he has done all of my vehicles for a long time.. so replacing those as well.
Agreed. Do it to be done w/ it.


Though that said, I'm curious as to the differences a lighter flywheel would/could provide...>:D
 

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Would probably need to call for Frontier applications V6 '15+ 6-sp:

Phoenix Kevlar clutch: description worth a read!

06-218.2K Stage 2 Kevlar Clutch Kit: Nissan Frontier, Xterra - 10-1/4 in.
It's got me interested but that price tag.

Mine is being replaced as we speak in a 2010. Just went with standard oem replacement on advice of the mechanic.

He also suggested we replace the master and slave while we're at it. I have a lot of trust in him as he has done all of my vehicles for a long time.. so replacing those as well.
I hope you get a good deal!
 

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Centerforce makes a couple of clutches for our trucks too.

Interesting read about the phoenix Kevlar puck clutch. Generally they do not provide smooth engagement. But I like the 300% longer life part.
 

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Like many, I bought a 6-sp on purpose...and when the time comes (only at 26k), will be looking to consider something different. The stock clutch/DM flywheel would certainly be a fine choice, so would never discount OEM. Looking forward to hearing/reading more clutch reviews for the next few years.

What other Nissan/Infiniti products use our 6-sp & M226 rear diff? 370Z perhaps?
 

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Valeo and Exedy make OE clutches for Nissan. I've never heard of any complaints about either for those looking for a stock-like replacement. Exedy is probably the most popular.
 

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What advantages are their to a non-dual mass flywheel?
Lighter weight = faster spin up/down = revs would not hang like they do from the factory. Would/will make the judgment call that a more spirited/sporty driver's feel would result.

IIRC, Nissan's purpose was to reduce NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in the driveline. An unfortunate aspect is that these DM FWs cannot be resurfaced.
 
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