Clutch replacement on 76 series landcruiser

Submitted: Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 21:34
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I am about to replace the clutch on the Landcruiser V8 and was wondering what others have used as a replacement.
We tow a kimberely Kamper at max weight of 140 kgs and don't do crazy 4wding (any more).
I heard Exedy Safari are a bit heavy on the pedal and as my wife drives it I was thinking it would be too heavy for her.
So, ant ideas?
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: sastra - Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 23:25

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 at 23:25
Whirlwinder hi,

My son has an Exedy Safari clutch in his GQ patrol td42 and it's definitely on the heavy side.
In my GQ Patrol td42 I have the Exedy Sport Tuff clutch ( it's a pink pressure plate cover but don't let that put you off ) and tow a Jayco Outback Sterling poptop van 2500Kg and it's a much nicer car to drive. It is about equal to the original clutch in operation so your wife will be pleased.

Good luck

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Follow Up By: Whirlwinder - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 08:40

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 08:40
Thanks for the tip but not suitable for my Landcruiser......too much power from the
v8! LOL!!
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:44

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:44

I replaced mine in the 79 Series with a 4-Terrain heavy duty clutch and have found it good with no issues...

4-Terrain Clutch

Good luck on your deliberations...

Cheers, Baz - The landy
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Reply By: Gramps - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:58

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:58
NPC 1300nm seem to get a very good wrap on LCOOL.ORG. You'll have to sign up ( FREE ) but mountains of useful info from Landcruiser owners.
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Reply By: maurice b - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 20:31

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 20:31
The NPC 1300nm Clutch kit requires a matching flywheel replacement quite expensive at $1600 plus fitting .NPC also sell the 800nm clutch kit for about $750 suitable for a chipped engine or choice the 4 terrain, these have been reported to handle 900nm on boosted 1hdfte motors .All a lighter on the pedal.
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Reply By: splits - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 22:23

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 22:23
Have you had any problems with the original clutch? If not and it has lasted for whatever you consider to be a good distance then why not replace it with an original?

I replaced the original in my 4x4 Hilux early this year at 150,000 just before going on a three months Outback trip. The original was still working perfectly but I took it out to have a look just in case it was getting near the end of its life. It was still more than good enough to do the trip but seeing the box was out I decided to change it.

The original was an Asian so I replaced it with other Asian from a local clutch and brake specialists that has been in business for over thirty years.. It was much cheaper than buying it from a Toyota dealer.
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Reply By: McLaren3030 - Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 at 16:04

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 at 16:04
Give 360 Gearbox a call in Melbourne, they will be able to give you some advice.


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Reply By: braggy - Friday, Sep 02, 2016 at 07:34

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 at 07:34
I just put in a NPC 1300nm, heavy duty, in my 76.

Pedal is as light as, much lighter than standard.
not a cheap option because the flywheel needs to be changed,

Did look at the Exedy, but quite a few were not happy with the roll over noise and heavy pedal.

Cheers Ken
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Sep 03, 2016 at 12:11

Saturday, Sep 03, 2016 at 12:11
Pretty much any brand, any vehicle if you buy a quality ( not even name brand) standard aftermarket replacement clutch it will be better than the factory standard it came with.
This will be more than obvious when you look at the two side by side.

Back in the day my local parts supplier had a new factory replacement clutch and their standard aftermarket unit screwed to the wall next to the counter complete with packaging.
When ever a customer came with old clutch in hand, the staff always took the new clutch out of the packaging both to check compatability but mostly to point out the better build quality.

Unless you are constantly heavy towing, doing competition or have a modified vehicle these exotic heavy dusty clutches are a big waste of money and a literal pain in the @&$#.

You realy can't go far wrong with the standard aftermarket EXIDY replacement.


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