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I've seen a few threads of people killing the clutches, or them "wearing out", but that can happen with any manual depending not only on driver, but conditions, mods, etc. So, I thought it would be interesting to see how long people have gone on the stock clutch in various trims barring accidental burning, the dreaded TOB issue, etc.

Please post your mods, at what milage you replaced it, and the reason replaced... IE slipping, TOB squeak, just in case due to mods...
 

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Mine doesn't fit any choices you have. Mine is an 07 with OME lift, ARB bumper, MAF sliders and skids.. Put on 285's at 104K. I'm at 113K now and still seems fine. All of my Toyota clutches in the past have gone over 120K.
 

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It was the end of a long day and my choices on the poll do suck. One thing I can say is Toyota clutches and brake pads do seem to last unusually long. A good thing of course. I'm having no slippage issues or the like at about 67k but do have the dredded "bird" tweeting away (TOB squeak).
 

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I have 75,000 on mine running 33's. Lots of mods make my FJ kinda portly. Have had zero problems with my clutch.
 

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no place to vote for me, lots of mods. First clutch smoked it self at 25xxx miles,and 2 tob at that point ,2more tob by 50xxx miles then went to pdm sleeve kit and aftermarket clutch . Seem's good for now.This is not my first vehicle with a stick either lost count of all my toys over the last 15 years almost all stick so this isnt my first rodeo ...have driven high horsepower hondas to *****in broncos.
 

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Interesting about the "tweet" going away and no failure there after. I'm sure everyones aware of the dreaded "clutch" threads. I wonder how many people have swapped in new units that didn't need to. HOWEVER, the sound IS some component wearing. Having not dropped the tranny on mine, I have a hard time visualizing it. I'm to the understanding that the TOB is in constant contact with the pressure plate. This is not good. Furthermore, from the pics of TOYOTA's "fix" for the issue, it appears that the new units may not be in constant contact. I find all of this very perplexing. Up to this point, I was under the belief that the TOB was wearing out causing the "tweet". In wearing out, comes the possibility of TOB failure whereas it relates to damage to the quill.
 

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I am rolling 130,000 miles tomorrow on my stock clutch. I had the T.O.B. "chirp" around the 65,000 mile mark. It went away. It is absolutely solid!
 

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49,000 miles... and my clutch is fine for on road use. Take it off road to climb a steep hill or something and it will not go.
 
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