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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:56 AM
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Wink clutch for 95 d90 w/ 4.6

Hey everyone I just picked up a 4.6 for my defender. I figure while I'm in there I'll do the clutch. Where would I find the best deal on a complete clutch kit? I take it there is still no performance clutch available? Any other Ideas as to what should be taken care of when I have the motor out?
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:24 PM
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I've been thinking about converting to the 4.6 as well, but i keep on wondering about the clutch.
Are you carrying over your exhaust components? what are you going to use for the new ecu?
Sorry im not much help, good luck with your conversion.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 03:27 AM
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The stock clutch is fine. Unless you go with serious power I wouldn't worry about it. I replaced the clutch with stock with my 4.6 and it has been fine with no sign of fade. Unless you go with serious HP (300+) dont worry about a high performance clutch... Besides, I think you need a soft clutch for smooth take-offs. A real "High Performance / Racing" clutch will jerk the crap out of you. Could I burn out my clutch if I tried? I don't know... but don't let that hold you up on the conversion... Think about every cost. It is very expensive no matter how you look at it.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:18 AM
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clutch

I'm re-using the 3.9 heads, so, I can reuse the exhaust system. Really the only thing you need is the 4.6 block, everything bolts right onto it from your 3.9. You can re-chip the ecu to work with the 4.6 as well.

-My clutch question is that I was looking on ebay, and they offer a couple brands for cheap. I'm looking to get a good clutch at a good price, after sinking so much money in everywhere else.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:40 AM
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You're right Brian, everything will swap right over. Don't forget that spacer/washer on the front of the crank that sets the pulley depth. Also, although I didn't have this problem, there can be a clearance issue with your oil pan. Using an oil pan gasket is supposed to take care of it.

I'm at about 3000 miles on my 4.6 and I just love it.

I got my clutch from George at RDS. I don't know if he's cheaper or not (or even open yet), but he sure is fun to talk to.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:02 AM
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I always use genuine clutches. It is too much work to change to cheap out and save a few bucks.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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I am still on my original clutch on my D90 and did the 4.6 swap maybe about 6000 miles ago or so and it has been fine. I have just under 90K miles on it, no slipping or anything. However, when I do replace my clutch, I am considering using a 110 clutch. But only considering it, because I cannot find fault with the D90 clutch. I still have to research that option a little more, but if I had to do a gut call swap without research, I would go with the standard D90 genuine clutch--I know it works and works well.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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I think all of the clutch kits supercede to one number now.
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