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So first of all.. I went to the auto shop on the navy base I'm stationed at and he quoted me at just over a grand for a new clutch. I asked why so much and he said it would be 658 just for the labor! Ridiculous! I'll take it somewhere out in town and have them do it for half the price.

Secondly.. i asked how much the clutch kit was and he said 300 from the dealer because that's the only place he could find it. He then explained to me that the dealer said they have a "redesigned clutch" that Nissan made for our trucks because of recurring problems with them. Does that sound right? Does anyone know a different route I should be taking? Please help me out. I could really use some guidance because my wife is 25 weeks pregnant with my first son and I really don't want to spend that much. lol

p.s. my truck is an 06 CC 4x4 6Spd
 

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i went to a few transmission shops and they said they couldnt find anything either.. i hate the valley..
would it be a good move for me to order that stage 1 setup from SPEC for 399? That includes everything right? TO bearing and all?? basically everything but the flywheel?
 

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I think so.. when I burned out mine there wasn't an after market option.. I think I spend $700 or $800 total to get mine done.. I know Nissan wanted over $2k to do it.
 

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2k?? that's preposterous haha.. I'm going over to a transmission shop tomorrow to talk to them, because they said they could find me something.. thanks for the info.
 

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SPEC Clutches & Flywheels: Auto Parts, Domestic, Import, Truck, Racing, Drifting :: Home and Centerforce Clutches both make after market clutches that will be cheaper and stronger. I would go to a clutch shop..
:kissass: But they are tad more expensive but great clutches. If you are not racing its really not necessary tho, the stock should be lasting awhile. The last standard trans I had from Nissan took me all the way to 400,000 miles. Hopefully if he is right on the redesigned clutch it will last you.

Call the dealer and ask them for the price. It doesn't sound like this guy knows jack ****.

I trust O'Reilly's, I have never had a problem with anything from there. Buy your parts and take them to whoever is fixing it so they can't upcharge you on it.

2006 Nissan Frontier Clutch Set | O'Reilly Auto Parts

I just searched for my truck it, should be the same as yours.

Just talked to the friend that is in drag racing and this guy is over twice as expensive as the race shops here. Sounds like that guy is charging you extra for it being his first time and it being a Nissan. For some reason people think they are harder which is not the case, sometimes they are easier because they are built better.
 

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To do the clutch the shop had to order 2 tools from Nissan to do it, both of them looks like the security bits they use on electronics but beefier. The stock clutch is not that great.. I don't want to start some sort of our clutches are going to fail rumor. but one of then next upgrades will be the clutch but I will be racing it. YOu have a 4 year old truck the clutch should last longer. Mine went out after 22k miles. they are just not as strong as they should be. Things that are normal when you used to drive a clutch The manual warns against like down shifting, instead of braking.
 

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22K? Damn that sucks. It sounds like Nissan has really fell off the cliff on quality on this. I haven't had one in a while because I drive in heavy traffic everyday. Kind of miss it, they're so much more fun.
 

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I talked to a guy who said Nissan and Toyota both make the clutch to slip under a heavy load. that is why they say don't down shift to slow down. Also they suggest autos for towing. I'm not trying to start any the clutch will fail rumors. butt there have been quite a few blown clutches on this site..
 

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I can see those points. It's probably pretty hard on a manual trans and clutch to pull something. All and all manuals are cheap so I would do it. I am waiting for my auto to go out.
 

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$650 is a good price for labor/installation. But a nissan dealership would know what they are doing. The place i'll be doing mine at is fontana nissan. They will do it for only $500. You can't beat that.

A clutch is not all you'll need. A lot of people experienced both clutch and flywheel wear. I think nissan recommends you replace the flywheel also. If you don't it could cause uneven wear of the new clutch. I don't know though, i was told by a lot of others that a flywheel is needed.

There is a group buy happening on JWT flywheel/clutch combo. It won't be over with until summer though. But the price would be around $650 to $700.
 

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Based on current prices on things I would think up to $1000 would be considered a reasonable cost. I've never needed a clutch replaced in any of my manual vehicles and if I do I will pay more for heavy duty to eliminate ever needing to do it again. Can't our flywheels be shaved instead of replaced?


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Nissan OEM clutches are garbage. I had my first one replaced at 32k and the second replaced at 74k. I don't pull or abuse my truck in anyway. If you can spend the money and plan on keeping the truck for a while then I would get a "good" after market clutch. I wish I did.
 

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ok so i ordered the one from the dealer. dealer charged just under 300 and i dropped it off at a shop out in town and the guy will have it done tuesday. we'll see what the damage is. I just can't wait anyone. have too much stuff to get done to be waiting.

i've never had problems with clutches before. I bought the truck with 30k miles on it and for all i know the person who owned it before me rode the clutch like a 18 year old girl.
 

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Ouch, I had mine done for a lot cheaper than what you guys are saying. Maybe $150 in parts from West Covina (maybe? they are a site sponsor) and local guy charged like $250 for labor, it wasn't that bad. But I do agree that the stock ones are garbage, they guy said little pieces of the old clutch came out when he got the transmission out.
 

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I guess I've just been lucky with my clutch so far. Bought the truck w/ 65K on it. The TO bearing is making some noise, but I baby my baby, so it'll last for a while. I've also towed a u-haul trailer from IL to mid OK. I definitely didn't try downshifting though; I knew that'd be rough.

I am going to upgrade when I do need a new clutch though.
 
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