Is it possible to take a picture of the front of the clutch cover? I'm just curious if it has a Luk stamp on it also. It's usually a light die stamp on the front of the cover somewhere.Got mine today (sunday) i had to chase one of the holes, The pressure plate bolt was crooked when I unpacked it. You can see the threads that came off. I feel all the surface rust will come off with little work View attachment 282901 View attachment 282902 View attachment 282901 View attachment 282902 View attachment 282903 View attachment 282904
90% of OEM clutches are going to be manufactured by either Luk or Daikin (now Exedy). It's strange though because Luk does not offer a clutch in it's consumer line for this application. I've even checked the Australian market Luk catalog and they only have listings for V6 cars. Usually if Luk is making them for the OEM, they will crank out more for the aftermarket repair side.
It's funny because Exedy does make a full DMF stock replacement kit and a SMF conversion kit. Part numbers are GMK-8562DMF and GMK-8671SMF. The SMF is not that much cheaper than the DMF. (Exedy Clutch Kit w/ DMF 08-15 Holden SS & HSV Vehicles GMK-8562DMF) (GMK-8671SMF VF 6.0LTR SS CLUTCH KIT - Northern Brake and Clutch Pty Ltd)
BTW, I have not heard back from ACS, or the US distributor Xclutch USA. I'll try again this week. Although after looking at the prices that both the Exedy and ACS stock replacement clutches are going for in Australia, I don't think they would be able to sell for less than what a factory clutch would cost from a dealer here. And that could be why they only offer the twin-plate clutches through the US distributor. (Xtreme Clutch Kit Incl Flywheel & Concentric Slave (KGM29601))
So for those looking for a deal on a stock replacement clutch, these Ebay ones are bound to be the best you'll ever find.