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Getting ready to replace my clutch and nv4500 (previous owner ran wrong oil) in my 05 2500hd. Looking for suggestions on which brand to go with for the clutch. My local Napa carries LUK and claim they are great. Summit carries Zoom and centerforce but the centerforce kit is $900+. I don't mind spending the money if it's worth it. Anyone have any experience with the Zoom or LUK? The truck occasionally tows 5000# on the weekends. 2005 2500hd 6.0 and nv4500, 6" lift and 35s.
 

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It's all what you want. With towing a lot with 35's, I'd get a damn good clutch.
 

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I just don't want to spend $900 on the "toughest" clutch just to find out it's miserable to drive with. I've heard a few cummins guys complain about the stiffness with the centerforce and swore they would never buy another, then other guys love them. Just looking for real world experience with any of these brands in a gas silverado. Trying to see what people are using
 

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I just don't want to spend $900 on the "toughest" clutch just to find out it's miserable to drive with. I've heard a few cummins guys complain about the stiffness with the centerforce and swore they would never buy another, then other guys love them. Just looking for real world experience with any of these brands in a gas silverado. Trying to see what people are using
Most heavy duty/race clutches do have a super heavy pedal. I personally wouldnt want one in a DD. But if it's needed, it's needed.
 

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Yeah unless you're running like 4.56 gears you need to get a strong clutch for towing with 35s.
 

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The 2500hd has 4.10 gears stock and the nv4500 is geared very low. I'll eventually be putting 4.56 in. I have 40,000 miles with 35s and the stock clutch. My concern is not the strength. Again I don't want to buy the "strongest" and have it drive like crap.
 

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The 2500hd has 4.10 gears stock and the nv4500 is geared very low. I'll eventually be putting 4.56 in. I have 40,000 miles with 35s and the stock clutch. My concern is not the strength. Again I don't want to buy the "strongest" and have it drive like crap.
If you feel stock is good enough then do that. If you're in doubt about aftermarket clutches from parts stores, go OEM. I've used clutches from Oreilly in every one I've had to replace. no failures with them.
 

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I don't mean to be rude, but you don't seem to understand what I'm asking. I'm looking for real world experience with nv4500 truck with a centerforce, luk, or zoom clutch. I know many people that have used auto parts store clutches without problems in other cars. My friend had a luk in his Nissan car. But that's completely irrelevant to this truck. Like comparing apples and oranges. I know the nv4500 isn't that rare and people have been putting them in crawlers for years.
 

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I don't mean to be rude, but you don't seem to understand what I'm asking. I'm looking for real world experience with nv4500 truck with a centerforce, luk, or zoom clutch. I know many people that have used auto parts store clutches without problems in other cars. My friend had a luk in his Nissan car. But that's completely irrelevant to this truck. Like comparing apples and oranges. I know the nv4500 isn't that rare and people have been putting them in crawlers for years.
How is it completely irrelevant to the truck? Anyways, good luck
 

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Comparing a clutch in a car vs a clutch in a 3/4 truck? Maybe the fact that they are used in two completely different ways. I personally don't know anyone that tows with a Nissan altima
 

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Comparing a clutch in a car vs a clutch in a 3/4 truck? Maybe the fact that they are used in two completely different ways. I personally don't know anyone that tows with a Nissan altima
Sounds like you need cooler friends.
 

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Did a sounthbend twin disk in a 98 big block for my cousin. No slip and lighter than the cenerforce. Mucho $$$$ though.
 
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