Originally Posted by bluebird90
My biggest concern is pedal effort. Right now I have a single plate pull clutch. Thinking of going 2 plate. Any input?
My '97 has the 466E with the Spicer 5 sp....single plate. Probably 80% of all the vehicles I've ever owned were manuals.....I just prefer the additional control of my shift points. Sure, this clutch is stiffer, but look at how much beefier all the surrounding components are.
Were there any issues with driving it home after initial purchase, that make you WANT the 643? Are you foreseeing an inordinate amount of stop-n-go traffic? If so, I'd probably drop the 643 in there. Going to a multi-plate system in a low-power bus application just seems like a waste of money, given that multi-plate is for increased performance, and that every Int. mechanic I've talked to has said that the Eaton/Spicer combo is virtually indestructible in a bus.