McLeod vs Centerforce vs RAM

Hot Rod

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#1
Who has experience with Centerforce or RAM flywheels and what has been your experience?

You may or may not know that I have had what I thought was a starter alignment issue. Well, it has finally been confirmed. Part of the culprit was the location of the ring gear on my flywheel. As a result of the alignment issue, my ring gear is chewed up. To add insult to injury, the McLeod flywheel has the ring gear welded to the flywheel instead of a pressed slip fit and screws like others. Of course this supports the theory that we don't operate in dollars, but in Cobra units since I have to now replace the entire flywheel. I could stick with the Mcleod given I will now have the starter aligned and should not have that problem again to chew my ring gear or I could get a Centerforce or RAM flywheel in which the ring gear is pressed on and attached with screws in case there is another reason to chew a ring gear. Thoughts?
 

Danbo

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#2
I've been running Centerforce in my Cobra for 13 years now, and in my previous cars. It's a light clutch and can take a beating. Back in the 90's my Samurai had one, went through mud, oil leaks, water, and gear lube and still lasted 100K. Also had it in my TJ, loved it.
Good luck Vic!
 

Hot Rod

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#4
Thanks for the input. I did a little more research and it turns out you can't buy replacement ring gears for the other manufacturers, so I would have to replace the entire flywheel anyway if for any other reason it got chewed up. :mad: You can for a stock steel flywheel. I'm going to stick with the McLeod, mainly because I know it will work without introducing any new fitment issues.
 
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