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Offline MOABICON

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Release Bearing
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:50:09 PM »
2003 TJ 5 speed, 4.0L   What’s a good release bearing that will last?
03 TJ, 4" lift, 33's, Eaton eLockers- Front & Rear, winch, CB

Offline Jrama

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 04:48:07 PM »
I have used SKF metal bearing ($80.00) and have had the plastic crap ones that come with clutch kits.

None will last long in mud, Plastic is not even an option they are terrible. I was not impressed with the SKF unit it did not last nearly as long as the stock bearing.

I would try Timken     
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 04:49:42 PM by Jrama »

Offline Vinman

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 05:24:57 PM »
I just put a Luk metal bearing in mine, research told me too
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Offline MOABICON

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 08:10:23 PM »
Thks for the info.  Where did you buy the release bearings
03 TJ, 4" lift, 33's, Eaton eLockers- Front & Rear, winch, CB

Offline MOABICON

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 08:14:12 PM »
Our local “stealership” wants $165 for a release bearing? Told him I only needed 1, not 3  >:(
03 TJ, 4" lift, 33's, Eaton eLockers- Front & Rear, winch, CB

Offline Vinman

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 11:13:47 PM »
Thks for the info.  Where did you buy the release bearings

I bought the complete Luk heavy duty clutch kit for about $220 CDN shipping included from Rock Auto, took less than a week to get to my door.
Thats the clutch, pressure plate, pilot bearing and metal throw out bearing.
/l ,[____],
 l---L -OlllllllO-
 ()_)-()_)-o-)_)

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Offline rws

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Re: Release Bearing
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 08:19:10 AM »
Center Force but not cheap.