Clutch Kit purchase?

Mihnea Cotet mik at
Sun Feb 16 06:52:54 EST 2003

Just my 0.02 on clutches as I'm now working in the clutch business, it's
true that LUK does a lot of repackaging but they also sell lots of rebuilt
clutches... and personally, I would never buy a rebuilt clutch from LUK,
even though the price is very interesting...



At 15:17 15/02/2003 -0700, Steve Sherman wrote:
>I recently put in (actually had the shop do the labor as it is too snowy
>and cold for this project in my driveway) a new clutch in my 87 5000CS.
>I got a clutch kit from Carolina Clutch, talked to Tom there.  The
>price was $240 + shipping.  This was the best price around, and I got
>the kit in less than one week.  The parts were stamped "Made in Germany"
>but came in a LUK box.  Tom assured me that LUK was just repackaging the
>Sachs parts; which seemed believable due to the made in germany stamp.
>It's been working fine for the 3 or so weeks I've been using it.  Next
>summer when I plan on replacing the clutch in my 20v, I plan on getting
>the kit from Tom again.
>I have mail ordered clutches before from Tom at Carolina Clutch, and
>have found them to be knowledgable and honest.  If you are looking for a
>clutch kit, you might want to talk with Tom...
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