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Clutches??????

Old 01-07-2009, 01:24 PM
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Clutches??????

I know there's going to be conflicting answers on this one. I tore my tranny up and clutch at the same time. Don't ask me how. Anyways the question is will a stock clutch hold in my truck with the upgrades i have? I've checked with different peolpe most of them said no; others have said yes. I do however tow trailers ranging from 5,000 lbs. to 30,000 lbs.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:54 PM
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No not at all, especially if you keep the power pup on while towing. That turbo has a broader top end that will kill a stock clutch. If you are looking to stay with your current mods I would look at a SouthBendClutch Con OFE or DD3250 (dual disc clutch)
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What he said ^
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Another vote for an aftermarket clutch like those suggested above. Especially pulling a 30K lbs trailer with added power.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:31 AM
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I agree.
Crazy Larry slipped my clutch, put in an OFE a while ago, works great, feels like stock and holds great.

I see you've upgraded the turbo, if you're going to add more HP I think the OFE would not be enough, the 3250 DD would be the way to go.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:20 PM
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I agree. Fried my clutch after 5,000 miles with added power and bigger tires. Definately go with an aftermarket clutch. I am using the South Bend Dual Disc. Valair makes some good ones that are priced much less......I've been thinking about trying one.
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Valair all the way, great clutch!!!!
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My current truck and my previous 04.5 truck were slipping w/the superchips programmer.
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mine went out at 35k

Stock 07, 6.7 went out at 35k, my clutch in my 91 5.9 lasted 300k. Still deciding what to do here....
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Avoid the Valair unless you just happen to like cheap Asian steel in your drive train, if that is the case then by 2

Valair was banned from this forum because of their shoddy business practises
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i am also in the same boat as him and im just wondering if theres a clutch out that has less peddle presure than my sbc dd3600 with the same or close to the same handleing power. starts to really bother the leg after long hours plowing.
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Originally Posted by Lary Ellis (Top) View Post
Avoid the Valair unless you just happen to like cheap Asian steel in your drive train, if that is the case then by 2

Valair was banned from this forum because of their shoddy business practises
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Well my VALAIR DD is holding up GREAT and was about half the price of a southbend!!! Sorry that everyone here is brainwashed on the southbend stuff!!!!!
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Originally Posted by TJBUGGIE View Post
Well my VALAIR DD is holding up GREAT and was about half the price of a southbend!!! Sorry that everyone here is brainwashed on the southbend stuff!!!!!
No brainwashing involved...Valair was banned because of their dishonest business practices, plain and simple but some people like Cheap Asian made steel I suppose
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Doing the clutch is a big job for me, I didn't want to do it twice. I wasn't willing to gamble on anything with ANY kind of bad rep so I got the SB...
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