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Clutch kit upgrade

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fjen, May 18, 2016.

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  1. fjen

    fjen Jennifer SXS Nation Rookie

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    I recently ordered different tires for my Wolverine but don't have them mounted yet. They are heavier than the crappy 2-ply stock tires. I went with GBC Dirt Commanders. 27-9-12 for the front and 27-11-12 on the back, stock aluminum wheels.
    I've seen recommendations for upgrading the clutch when using heavier tires. Not looking to throw more money in upgrades at this new machine more than necessary, but I also don't want to wear anything out faster by running heavier tires.
    I know of 2 options for the upgrade, one being Hunterworks and the other JBS.

    http://www.hunterworks.com/inc/sdetail/64856/54913
    Wolverine Extreme Clutch Kit w/ Slug Kit - Wolverine R Spec for $449

    From what my husband says there has been "some controversary" between these 2 vendors on other forums, so I'm hoping to get some neutral opinions here on them. Has anyone used either in their Wolverine or have any knowledge to go with one over the other. He is pro-JBS because that is who he went with for the clutch kit on his Rhino.
     
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    R2V2 Rik SXS Nation Rookie

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    Strange that a fight exists between two options. A third option is EPI with many kits related to riding style. Plus EPI factors in altitude. Another player is Dalton. So there are at least four choices. I have been researching for awhile, and I hope to decide next year..
     
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    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    I don't know a ton about the two companies, but I will tell you that with the larger/ heavier tires that clutching is a must on most machines. I would call both and see what they have to say. I will tell you when I got mine from DDP/ @DirtyDawgDale he asked a lot of questions like tire size, weight, number of people in the machine, windshield or not, etc. He built me a kit for my situation and machine versus just shipping some generic set up off the shelf.
     
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    I wish Dirty Dawg Performance did Yamahas, as I swear by their products.
    That being said I know that Todd at Hunterworks has a great reputation for a quality product. I can't say I'm familiar with JBS.
     
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    madmechanic Richard SXS Nation Rookie

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    I have just ordered the JBS setup will update after install..
     
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    Looking forward to your report!
     
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    madmechanic Richard SXS Nation Rookie

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    So the Entire JBS install is complete.... computer, full clutch kit and AIS block off... Words cannot express the difference in my wolvy now it is absolutely INCREDIBLE the pickup is right now the power increase is off the charts..... I personally am more than satisfied with everything I received from JBS... now with that said I did have to wait a little bit for everything to be delivered BUT it is the Christmas season and all in all was worth the wait
     
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    madmechanic Richard SXS Nation Rookie

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    By the way the install was a breeze did the whole thing myself in my garage and James has videos on his site and on youtube to assist with any install problems, and if you have any probs past that he would have no problem going over on phone or helping any we he could... With just speaking on the phone with James I have no doubt that his first sale is just as important to him as the last order he took
    .... Hope this helps....
     
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    2013 XP 800 Ranger, Three 2017 Polaris 570 Full Sizes. All subjected to hard ranch work, long hours and rough conditions. 5 years or bust!

    That's great to hear!

    So is their different clutch kit options depending on riding style (like EPI does) or is it a one size fits all type kit?
     
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    madmechanic Richard SXS Nation Rookie

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    James ask me a lot of ?'s about how and where I ride and made adjustments to what I needed as we went
     
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    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    That’s how you know they are doing it right. DDP did the same thing when he put my kit together.
     
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    It's refreshing not to have everyone screaming dura..........it's also refreshing for someone with a legit reason for wanting the change other then it being jerky. I know it's a good product and a knowledgeable staff but I just can't stand someone telling me what I got is junk just because they can't learn how to drive what they got. Sorry guy's I've been wanting to rant on this for a long time and don't dare over on the dark side.......Merry Christmas everyone!!
     
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    I think that dirty dawg performance does a really good job to get your machine set up right for you.
     

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