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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch upgrades??

I have an 09' 550 Prowler and use it primarily for plowing. Was wondering if there were any preferable clutch kits to use.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2015, 04:39 PM
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I have an 09' 550 Prowler and use it primarily for plowing. Was wondering if there were any preferable clutch kits to use.
I use a EPI sport utility.It works great.

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Same here! Clutch work is the best modification going for the cost involved.

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I'm going to change my clutch and belt in the next few weeks. Since I bought this used with 1200 miles on it, I'm not sure of their condition. Plus the reverse to forward shift its getting worse. Takes 10 to 30 seconds for it to engage sometimes and when backing up on the highway blading, it feels like a life time! I'm going to be going to 28-30" tires after I wear out my Pro-Comps. Do you think the Sport Utility kit would be fine for the bigger tires, when I get them? Who makes the best belt? Dayco, Gates, G-Force, EPI... So many out there. Or should we just stick with the OEM A/C belt? Been thinking about a belt temp gauge too. They want $150 bucks for the kit. I think just a regular temp gauge and sending unit from Jegs for $35.00 would work just fine. Thanks guys!

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EPI makes a sport utility kit designed for larger than stock tires. Belts are like oil! I used a stock belt, and an EPI belt, I did not notice any difference between the two. My stock belt was changed out at 2,500 miles and it did not show any signs of wear. My gear shift gets stiff at times, and if I have pushed snow into a bank and there is a load against the plow it really gets difficult. I bleep the throttle and it helps. I now raise the blade at the end of a push and works great! I spoke with EPI regarding my Prowler, I told them I was going to 28" tires and they said to go down 2 grams per roller, then I told them about engine mods and they said go up 2 grams!

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If it's idled too high, will that affect the ability to shift?

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Idle speed will impact shifting. Square cut gears, and no snycro rings, sure wish we could shift on the fly!

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Idle speed will impact shifting. Square cut gears, and no snycro rings, sure wish we could shift on the fly!
That could be his hard shifting issue. I know the chinese buggies I run have the same issue. When trying to get into reverse, you had to blip the throttle, and then while it was coming back down, shift into reverse.

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Mines not HARD to shift, unless I am at a bind like mentioned above. It just takes a few seconds to engage. Remember how the old Muncie 4 speeds acted when the syncros were going out? You would get that grind into gear? It would kind of "wind down", then fall in? That's kind of what I get. I know there are no syncros in our Prowlers. But that's the sound and feel. It just does it once in awhile, but is getting more frequent. It was suggested that the rollers may be getting flat. So I figured I would just do a clutch kit and belt. Hopefully that takes care of it. I know where the clutch intake air inlet is, but where is the outlet? I want to check it for belt debris. I was going to pull the cover and just check it, but if I take the cover off, I may as well just do it and be done with it.

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I don't see how the rollers being flat would affect your shifting. I've seen the internal shifting mechanism 1st hand, and it was tricky in itself to shift without anything else linked to it. I think just the nature of their design.

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