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Old 10-19-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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how to "break-in" a new clutch?

i had the 1200lb Marlin Clutch kit installed yesterday, first please let me say:

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it is so much better than the stock, just way smooooooooth.

so now my question is how do i break it in? 500 miles, 1000 miles? any precautions?
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:37 AM   #2
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I bought the same clutch, I wasn't aware of a break in period. Mines been goin strong now for a few thousand miles and some pretty hard wheeling.
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Here is what Centerforce recommends for clutch break-in:

Do Centerforce clutches require a break-in period?
Yes. It is recommended to properly seat in the new pressure plate and disc assembly to assure maximum clutch performance. Centerforce recommends 450-500 miles of stop-and go driving before applying full engine power. If your driving consists mainly of highway type driving, extend the break-in period at least 250 miles. If the break-in period is not properly followed, clutch service life and performance may be severely reduced.
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